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Soca hit on iTunes

Soca hit on iTunes Li’l Rick co-wrote Crop Over 2012 hit We Want Drinkz with King Bubba and Corey Forde. (FP)

Mon, November 26, 2012 - 12:00 AM

We Want Drinkz is going global.

The Crop Over 2012 hit performed and written by King Bubba and Li’l Rick, and also co-written by Corey Forde, is being featured on the iTunes iOS game Tap Tap Revenge, one of the longest running music discovery games on iTunes.

This information was contained in a news release.

Another version of the song, with the hook changed to “we want dunks” and carrying that name, has been recorded and is being played at Miami Heat and LA Clippers NBA games.

The original version is available on Android and iPhones and is also available for download worldwide through iTunes and other sites such as

A “3 Zero Remix” of the song, featuring Machel Montano, is due for release at next year’s Trinidad Carnival.

The distribution has come through C2W (Caribbean To The World) Music, a music publisher registered in Jamaica.

The principals in the company are chief executive officer Ivan Berry, a Kittitian resident in Toronto, and Barbadian Derek Wilkie, who is president and director of operations.

Wilkie explained that C2W Music, a publisher member of local copyright society COSCAP, had a relationship with music industry heavyweight Max Gousse, senior vice-president of Island/Def Jam, through which it provided songs for its artists. Several of these songs were about to be released, he said.

“C2W Music has created some 650 songs in the last eight months through its innovative and extremely successful songwriting camps,” he added.

Writing camps have been held in St Vincent, Barbados, Nevis, Jamaica, Anguilla and St Lucia, where the most recent was staged this week.

“C2W Music is fast becoming the go-to Caribbean publisher for advertising, film, TV and labels,” he said.

COSCAP chief executive officer Erica Smith welcomed the breakthrough by C2W Music.

“COSCAP is very proud to have C2W Music as a publisher member, particularly in light of the changing structure of the music industry and the increasing forms of revenue generation,” she said. (PR)

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 11 months ago
Congratulations to all those involved in this door opening project... i like de lineup, people from all over the caribbean working together to make a positive impact... when we remove the envy and badmind, we people of the caribbean collectively has a stronger voice than any individual nation... now is the time to form a coalition and propose to the government for the purchase of the empire building , and utilize its strategic position in the city accesible to public transportation.

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 11 months ago
Good luck Ricky Reid (a.k.a. Lil' Rick / Hypa Dawg) Bubba, and Corey Forde and the entire Platta Sounds/Studio.... Thanks for pushing forward #TeamBarbados....

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Posted by J. Payne 1 year, 11 months ago
Hmmm. So if I go and riot-down Barbados can I become a National Hero too???

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