Lil Rick and Edwin rule

The General and the Hypa Dog are kings of Bushy Park once again.
Edwin Yearwood has been crowned Sweet Soca Monarch for the second year running, while Lil Rick, who last won Party Monarch in 2007, convincingly reclaimed the title at the end of Sunday’s Soca Royale event, which attracted thousands for what organizers say was a record crowd attendance for the annual Crop Over show.
Singing I’z A Bajan,  Lil Rick, who is affectionately known as Hypa Dog, earned a perfect score of 100 for his nation building song.
He told Barbados TODAY he came into the competition to win.
“I wrote this song specifically for this competition and I come to win. Last year was just about fun for me, but this year I come to take the crown,” the crowd favourite said. Mr Blood placed second with 62 points while defending monarch Peter Ram had to settle for third place with 58.
The General Edwin Yearwood
The General Edwin Yearwood
However, Sweet Soca Monarch Edwin  proved that he was definitely The General on the night by holding on to his title, singing Home Sweet Home, despite stiff competition. He dedicated his win to his cousin, who he said was buried yesterday. In that competition, Damien Marvay was second with 78 points and Peter Ram third with 62 points.
Damien Marvay, The Barbados TODAY Soca Champion 2016.
Damien Marvay, The Barbados TODAY Soca Champion 2016.
However, Marvay copped a crown of his own on the night. He was adjudged Barbados Today’s Soca Champion in the competition in which the winner was chosen by an online voting audience.

32 Responses to Lil Rick and Edwin rule

  1. Amanda Greaves
    Amanda Greaves July 25, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I saying Marvay should of one sweet soca though but de boss lil Rick is the best for party monarch

  2. Sunshine Thomas
    Sunshine Thomas July 25, 2016 at 7:12 am

    Congrats to the boss.just love this man and his music.

  3. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham July 25, 2016 at 7:17 am

    should win every year, all his songs are great

  4. Joan July 25, 2016 at 8:10 am

    Hi good morning I had marvy to win but I still glad he place somewhere and win a crown good

  5. Joan July 25, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Glad for lil rick

  6. Bridget July 25, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Wat happen to a picture of the Soca Royale King everybody else picture dea like he aint nobody hmmm

  7. Ingrid Yarde Lewis
    Ingrid Yarde Lewis July 25, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Congrats lil Rick

  8. Bridget July 25, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Congradulations to da Hypa Dog, youre always a winner

  9. Layne Charlene
    Layne Charlene July 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Thank God for the Barbados Today Soca Royale Competition the true Champion won

  10. Linda Kirton
    Linda Kirton July 25, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations to Rick and Edwin

  11. Dianne Griffith
    Dianne Griffith July 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Lil Rick congratulations this is how I see your win this is a win for all bajans and all Lil Rick supporters again congratulationssssssssss

  12. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 25, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Congratulations!!!!!!! Lil Rick to De World!!!!❤❤❤❤

  13. Elizabeth Paul
    Elizabeth Paul July 25, 2016 at 9:29 am

    God bless you all

  14. Bridget July 25, 2016 at 9:31 am

    An i second dat congrats

  15. Maria Jones
    Maria Jones July 25, 2016 at 9:43 am


  16. Connie Howard
    Connie Howard July 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I know Rick was best but market deserved tht crown not Edwin

  17. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley July 25, 2016 at 10:35 am


  18. Dee Jay July 25, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Amanda, tho! …..”should of one…” You mean: “should have won,” right?

  19. Lorna Bajansugar Maynard
    Lorna Bajansugar Maynard July 25, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Congratulations to both

  20. Patricia Waterman
    Patricia Waterman July 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Congrats i had you at no 1

  21. Amisha Diego
    Amisha Diego July 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    So happy for my dawg. Well deserved and overdue.

  22. Roslyne Wilkinson
    Roslyne Wilkinson July 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Is time Rick all the way big up the man and Edwin

  23. Shan Herbert
    Shan Herbert July 25, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    Congrats little rick

  24. Eleanor Blackman
    Eleanor Blackman July 25, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    That’s my boy congrats

  25. NubianDiva July 25, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Rick to d world! From the time he hit the stage there was no question in my mind as to what would happen there. Congrats on a well deserved win.

    Once again de General has proven that a good, popular song just isn’t enough to win this competition – it’s about the performance on that day. I really love Ram’s song and he was a crowd favorite but his performance paled in comparison to those from Marvay and of course d General. Another strong, solid song from my boy Edwin, congrats.

  26. Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks
    Cheryl Alleyne-Brooks July 25, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Congrats to both

  27. Lisa Yarde
    Lisa Yarde July 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Congratulations to both kings

  28. Keisha King
    Keisha King July 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm



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