Ikon sets up tent outside Irie FM, says he wants rotation on radio
Same person, different strategy.
Two years ago, the dancehall world was sent into a frenzy when news broke that an up-and-coming artist, Ikon, had climbed the ZIP FM tower and threatened to jump if his music was not played.
Fast forward to 2016 and he is back at it. Only this time, he has set up a campsite outside the Irie FM headquarters in St Ann. “I’m at the gate. If you a go in, you haffi see me if you come out yuh haffi see me. Me have me camping tent, me have radio, food, CD. Anything you bring go pon camping a it me have out yah,” Ikon said. And for those who may want to say he is an idler, he says he is only working to reach his goal.
“A work me a work really but me just a do di live in work. Me waan know every disc jock a Irie FM and give dem a CD. Every DJ no work one day and a Portmore me live. Me cyaan afford dem expensive hotel yah a Ochi so me jus camp out,” he said.
Me no business wah people waan say bout me. Me jus determine say me haffi get my goal. This time, me nah go bout it so extreme. Rotation a me goal. The first time dem say the quality a me music neva match dem standard but right now, me quality way up,” he explained.
Ikon is promoting his latest single, Make A Wish.
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