Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March.
EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard “Richie B” Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 “International Friend of Reggae Honoree” honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others.
“Some of the icons of our rich musical heritage as well as the hottest newcomers around will receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve, for providing us with wonderful musical gems throughout their careers”, Burgess said in a statement.
Richard “Richie B” Burgess you are a JOKE! Honouring Trina (of all “artists”) because she collaborated with a few Reggae artists in the past?
“International Friend of Reggae Nominee” – What RUBBISH am I reading on this cold Monday afternoon?
Due to my close ties to Jamaica I feel nothing but embarrassment right now.
This award should be scrapped and the focus should just remain on homegrown talent. But I know that this pointless “Friend of Reggae” award has been included to generate more interest in the event, hence why they are being handed out to well known US artists both good and bad.