Sizzla Kalonji's famous stage presence no doubt lead to a jam-packed audience turn out on Tuesday night at the lastest staging of live music at Usain Bolt's Tracks & Records showcase.
Limited space prevented scores of patrons from entering the lounge, but they stuck aound and enjoyed the show from outside.
Backed by the Firehouse Band, Sizzla only needed to chant the opening lyrics to each of his songs before the audience took over and made it their own. During the first 30 minutes of his clean set, he did Holding Firm, Guide Over Us, Babylon Ah Listen, Show Us the Way, Just Like, and Praise Ye Jah.
Pausing to interact with his audience, Sizzla was very vocal about his dislike for rapists and the recent upsurge of violence against women and children.
"From the other day, some man a go 'round a rape the women and children dem. That is wrong, so mi bun out all rapists and paedophile," he bellowed, much to the crowd's approval.
Black Woman and Child, Thank You Mama, Make Dem Secure, Mama Mek Mi De Yah So, Give Me a Try, and Woman I Need You had the females in a frenzy. With screams and outstretched arms, they paid tribute to the August Town-born native.
Previous performers include Queen Ifrika, Tessanne Chin, Tifa, Christopher Martin, No-Maddz, I-Octane, and Konshens.