Pressure Buss Pipe becomes first Reggae Artist to win Road March
Pressure is the first reggae artist to have won this annual contest, beating all comers with his soca song called ‘Do it And Done’. The song was released on the Busspipe Records label two months ago.
The Rastafari reggae singer has now added soca to his repertoire. He was recently crowned Road March Champion for 2019 in his native island of St Thomas with the single Do It And Done.
“It wasn’t a competition really, the road march winner is determined by the judges who decide which song was played the most during the road march when the bands are judged in the middle of the square in the island of St. Thomas,” Pressure Buss Pipe said.
The road march is a two-day celebration took place between May 2 and 3. He dedicated the win to his father, Irving “Brownie” Brown, a radio broadcaster who hosted a calypso show in the Virgin Islands for several years.
“My dad Irving passed away last year and all he ever wanted me to do is calypso and soca. On his radio show, the only reggae song he ever played was mine, Love and Affection. Now, he is not here to witness me winning the road march. He would have been head over heels with this achievement, so this win is something I will dedicate to my pops,” he said.
Pressure Busspipe will be releasing a new album later this year, and he has been in the studio recording several tracks. He released his last album, ‘Red Rose’, in November 2016 which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Reggae album chart.
This was the second entry on the chart by the US Virgin Islands native, whose given name is Delyno Brown.
The 12-track set features songs including “Time Is The Master”, “Once Again”, “Lost Without You”, “Woman Of The Nile”, and “Moments”.
In 2007, Pressure Buss Pipe scored a massive reggae hit worldwide with the single ‘Love and Affection’.