|Tommy Lee Sparta|
This year's staging of dancehall's greatest show over the globe is anticipated to be the most elaborate staging ever. The initial announcement confirmed the hottest commodity, Tommy Lee Sparta, to headline the event. This single entertainer is now the target that several artistes are firing lyrical shots at. A whirlwind of lyrical warfare is adding more heat to the fire expected to blaze at Sting for the ultimate face-off.
The lucky seven that are already signed for the Jamworld explosion include now rivals Tommy Lee Sparta and Bounty Killer.
Tommy Lee Sparta out of respect initially steered away from a confrontation with the 'Killa'. The release of Nyammy Lee has pushed 'Uncle Demon' back into war mode.
Mi nuh fear him
In an interview with THE STAR, the Spartan King said, "Why me can't be a demon, why me can't be that character. Killa can't study me, him can't drain mi energy. This morning mi wake up see new song name Nyammy Lee. A who him a call so? Mi nuh fear him, that a mash potato and bully beef. Anything a anything over Sting!"
The warlord has declared his rejection of the fast-rising newcomer via interviews, social media sites Twitter /Facebook, as well has his new single, Di Gadd.
The prolific songwriter KipRich is also booked for Sting 2012. His recent single, See It Clear, will be the icing on the cake for his long-standing fan base and patrons at Sting 2012.
The 'Gully God', Mavado, will use Sting 2012 as the opportunity to testify that he is still on top of his game.
His absence from the local scene has drawn much speculation. Box of Money, is the reigning record that is riding high for the Money Changer, hit maker.
According to fans, there is uncertainty with Mavado's loyalty on the Gaza, Sparta / Alliance issue. At his first major performance on Jamaican soil, he made constant mention of Vybz Kartel. Killer went on to tweet, "Mavado's fans expressed disappointment ... too much mention of Addi and no Bounty". Sting 2012 will reveal where Mavado stands.
The saga continues at Sting with chart toppers Popcaan, Khago and Aidonia rounding off the list presented by Supreme Promotions.
In an interview with THE STAR, Laing expressed his enthusiasm with the upcoming event. "We always listen to the streets. Whatever is happening at the parties we know, we read the streets very well. Whatever the street is calling for, that is what they will get. Sting 2012 production is gonna be high quality, smooth transition from one top act to another. We also have a surprise with a four-the-hard-way sing off. Top reggae acts, we talking about big names of the past. Something that they have never seen before, we will have it this year."
This announcement will come at a later time says Laing and will definitely add more excitement to the line-up.
He went on to confirm the security of the venue. "We are taking no chances and so no weapons and absolutely no bottles will be allowed into the venue. This year will also be incident free.This year will be the best of the best only for Sting!"
The Supreme team boasts that they have already sealed the deal with seven of this year's best.
Laing went on to explain the success Sting has always pulled when controversy brews as artistes rally for the Sting crown. He also highlighted the influence Sting has had over the industry on an annual basis.
"This show has the power to determine the winners and losers and predict who is gonna take the following year. Everyone put on their game face for Sting. That's the last chance to prove yourself before the year comes to an end," expressed Laing.