BadBull Boss returns with “Unity Sting”

by Oct 12, 2023News

BadBull Boss returns with "Unity Sting"

BadBull Boss, one of the most celebrated recording artistes, producers, and promoters in Jamaica, has returned with his original charity show.

Dubbed “Unity Sting,” patrons will have to trek to Harbour View, instead of its previous home at Tel-A-Viv, Southside, Kingston.

This year’s show, slated for Friday, October 20th, 2023, at Top Orion Avenue, Mini Football Field, Harbour View, is expected to be one of the best in terms of accessibility and people-friendly.

Harbour View is one of the city’s premier entertainment hubs. It once hosted a drive-in movie for years and has attracted the best of sports events, especially football. It is also located along the strip which leads to the famous Palisadoes Road heading to Norman Manley International Airport.

This year’s crowd-puller is Sizzla Kalonji, a name that needs no introduction. The veteran artiste is well-respected for his wide catalogue of songs including “Rise To The Occasion” and “Clean Up Your Heart.”

“He (Sizzla) is a humanitarian, having donated to the education of the needy through treats and benefit shows,” BadBull explains.

Sizzla Kalonji

Other local acts will include Big Youth, Horace Andy, Amlak RedSquare, Louie Culture, Alozade, and Roland Burrell.

The show is set up in association with Sizzla, who will be providing the music from his Tafari Sound system.

“There will be three solid acts from the Bahamas – I-Draw, Junior King, and Ichicka. My association with I-Draw comes as a producer for his song, “Decompress.” He will also be doing a video shoot.”

BadBull Boss, born Dave Gouldburn, grew up in Southside, Rae Town Water Street, and Dunkirk – all gritty communities in Kingston.

While attending Holy Trinity High School as a fourteen-year-old teenager, he began to promote shows and proceeds helped in providing well-needed funds to send himself and his siblings to school.

“It was Spragga Benz who gave me the opportunity of staging my first show and his guidance has helped to make me into the person I am now.”

He (BadBull Boss) created history in 2006 winning the TasteeTalent Trail Contest alongside his four-year-old daughter Baby Trish.

“I clearly remember that history-making night. It was raining and the song was, “Rain A Fall, Breeze a Blow.” My daughter was so small, they could hardly see her on stage,” he recalled.

BadBull Boss has released several songs, including “Laid Back,” a combination with Spragga Benz; “Ghetto Youth Wise Up,” and “Mash Up The Place,” both in combination with Trish.

BadBull Boss has a mobile Recording Studio that produces dubplates, among other services.

Unity Sting is a free concert. However, VIP ticket holders are encouraged to make contributions. This is to improve facilities at the Top Orion Avenue Mini Football field.

(Photos contributed)