I-Octane cemented his place his dancehall history this year when he closed Reggae Sumfest dancehall night.
I-Octane, who is still a freshman in dancehall, took on the heavy responsibility of bringing down the curtains on dancehall night, a slot mostly filled by dancehall heavy weights like Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and others.
In a two part web series posted on his YouTube page, I-Octane opened up about getting the call and his lengthy preparation for one of the biggest performances of his career.
“My purpose in life is always to contribute something great and something different,” I-Octane said. “When I got the call… It was a great accomplishment for me at first and I had to say wow. I been in music for a while and I know I am a great performer and know that I am contributing a lot of great stuff to music. So when I actually got the call it was just like another bridge cross for me, it was another accomplishment for me in music.”
I-Octane did admitted it was a risky decision that could have been detrimental to his blossoming career given the tough Jamaican crowd.
Watch the videos below.