DISIP: RICHIE’S GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Maestro Richie

MAESTRO RICHIE: GAZZMAN has given you *in public* the guarantee that you need to make the transition to DISIP -to come work alongside him to take over this KONPA business.

In an interview with Gilles Freslet out of Haiti, GAZZMAN is reported on Kompamagazine stating if RICHIE were to join DISIP, “li tap tre kontan […] e Richie pa tap vin kom yon simple muzisyen, li tap gen tout dwa menm jan avel nan Djaz la pou sa maestro a reprezante nan muzik la.”

MAESTRO RICHIE, what else do you need to hear from the man I call the MARADONA OF KONPA? For your age, you probably have roughly 10 more years to spend in KONPA; after that, you will be out of the game. If I were you, I would not be playing the loyalty game and, as a result, getting stuck with a band on the verge of living its life expectancy. You do that, you are running the risk of counting pennies upon your retirement. Make these 10 years the years of money raking for you. Quit playing!!!

If you are coming to DISIP, you are going to have to demand that the band’s leadership team be reconstructed. Some of these guys have no business to be in there. You are not leaving ZENGLEN for DISIP to fail. And the success of the band lies in part in the hands of these people in the leadership team with the responsibility to manage, market and promote the band successfully. For that to happen, you have got to have in that team knowledgeable and intelligent folks, not a bunch of charlatans not having a clue as to how a business is run, marketed and promoted.

I understand you might be reluctant to jump on this offer, but keep in mind that some opportunities only come around once in a lifetime. These opportunities are called “golden” for a reason; they are rare to come around.

GAZZMAN has the delivery skills to score big and get you to win this championship. You still have a shot at it. Now that you have heard it from the big man himself, the ball is in your court to decide.

DABENZ: LET ME TALK TO YOU FOR A MINUTE

DABENZ, lead vocalist of OXYGEN

After I read your statement on Kompamagazine and the comments that followed, I feel compelled to write this piece to address a few points with you. (See Kompamagazine link below)  

Let me start off by procuring to you one simple advice: SAY NO MORE ABOUT ZENGLEN AND RICHIE. LEAVE THAT CHAPTER IN THE HISTORY BOOK OF KONPA DIREK. KEEP LOOKING FORWARD.

The more you talk about ZENGLEN and RICHIE, the more you sound stuck on that past, and people will see in you a crying and desperate artist looking for attention which you cannot possibly get where you are at.

You have a band now called OXYGEN, do you not? So stay there and accomplish the things you said you did not get to accomplish in ZENGLEN because MAESTRO RICHIE did not give you the chance.

You can still make it in the business. You just have to have a working game plan. Stop wasting your time dwelling on the past; work hard towards accomplishing your goals; and produce great songs, not garbage (by great songs, I mean those with no expiration date).

You have been to two great Konpa Direk schools -SYSTEM BAND and ZENGLEN. So you should have garnered enough knowledge and experience to be able to stand on your own two feet and be successful.

If all you are doing is talking and making silly remarks like the one you made on Kompamagazine, in an attempt to seize the spotlight, you will be wasted and your stardom will vanish (y ap blaze w ak klowòks, e w ap pèdi frechè atis ou). Have the market talk about you for the great and hit songs you have in your repertoire. That’s how you get recognized and respected in the business. Your work, not your mouth, should be doing all the talking points.

Have you realized how you are being literally trashed and slammed on Kompamagazine? I hope that is telling you something. For the sake of not calling unnecessary attention upon you, please take a spotlight or media vacation and concentrate on your next album, if you have one cooking that is. Out of sight, out of mind.

Well, I hope you read and copy me loud and clear. By the way, I still stand strong and resolute by what I said to you before -you made a terrible mistake for having not returned to SYSTEM BAND after you got voted out of ZENGLEN. It is still not too late to make up your mind and regain control of your singing career. Right now, like many who had preceded you in the business, you are a talent on the verge of being wasted as a result of stupid and short-sighted decisions.

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