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GO FUGI, IT\'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

GO FUGI, IT\'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!

Fuji, Derick & Eric Pisces & Aries B-Day Bash

Friday March 9, 2007

Venue: Dirty?s Lounge, Windsor, Ont.

Sounds: Soul II Soul, Grandmaster Rosa, Black Lion

Promoter: Fuji 1 Promotions

Adm: $10

RGE traversed across the border to pay respects to the number one promoter in Windsor, Fuji One, for his birthday bashment. Upon entering at 1:00 am, Soul II Soul had everyone wining up to Kevin Little?s Turn Me On. This veteran sound from Toronto has given us lover?s rock and classic tunes at the Windsor Caribbean Centre for years. They are particularly fans of the older generation who would come cross to hear some reggae oldies but goodies. This night they catered to the older patrons and the couples by playing soulful tunes like Freddie Jackson?s, Rock Me Tonight, and Teddy Pendergrass? Turn Out the Lights.

Fugi dressed to impress in an all cream fit with gold accents and a dob to match greeted his friends and family with all smiles and hugs. Also celebrating with him were his good friends Derick and Eric.

Soon Grandmaster Rosa came and brought something for the hip-hop fans, starting with M.I.M.S. hit record that banging in all of the clubs, ?This Why I?m Hot? Remix with Junior Reid and Baby Cham. DJ Needles gave the crowd what was needed - little bit of hype on the mic and calling out all of the girls to do their thing. A young lady came on the stage shaking her money makers to Ludacris? tune. Anticipating others to follow her lead but to no avail, she stood alone gigging. One thing about Dirty?s, which is a representation of Canada, it has a very diverse crowd and everyone was able to enjoy themselves. If one wants to see a white girl swing her head and dutty wine with the best of dem ? go to Dirty?s.

After 2:00 am, the dancehall sound, Black Lion, took over and the crowd seemed greatly pleased. When the dancing tunes were played, George Straight, new to the Windsor scene, took to the floor. He soon went on stage to show the crowd his energetic moves and was joined by Lady Storm of Nocturnal. George bowed out when the gal tunes came on and turned the stage over to her and other Nocturnal crew member, Pepper. When the first beat of Hot Wuk was heard, Nocturnal rushed to climb the speakers at each end of the stage. Lady Storm then proceeded to climb up to the light fixtures hanging from the ceiling, hooked her legs, and performed the dance for astonished onlookers in a style reminiscent of Montreal & Ottawa Dancehall Queen Sheba who participated, and many people felt should have won, the 2005 Sports Weekend Dancehall Queen Competition.

Black Lion brought the vibes so well, that most people did not want to leave, and lingered way until after the lights came on. Happy birthday and big ups to Fuji who always does it big.

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