Dancehall stars, Blak Ryno and Kiprich will renew acquaintances at Dancehall’s biggest show as the two respected deejays are set to clash each other at STING for the second year in a row this Boxing Day.
The rematch was announced during a press conference held by STING’s lead promoter and Supreme Promotions CEO, Isaiah Laing at his Kingston office on Tuesday. This comes after Ryno resoundingly defeated Kiprich in battle in a show-ending clash to close STING’s 30th anniversary show last year. That win allowed Ryno to take home the title of ‘Clash King’ for the show and nabbed JA$3 million in the process.
“[The] clash is a hallmark of Sting,” Laing said. “Over the years, it has become a major attraction… last year Kiprich was defeated by Ryno and so we have decided to bring them back for a rematch, and this is not something to be missed.”
For his part, Kiprich insists he is ready to redeem himself after last year’s clash, which he said he was not fully prepared for.
“I am more focused and prepared for a proper lyrical showdown [at] Jamworld,” he said. “He can’t come with what he came with last year and expect to win, it’s lyrics to the fullest. I am always happy to be part of this historical event and to be part of it as a top act a this time.”
Ryno was absent from the presser due to overseas commitments.
Prior to last year, Kiprich became synonymous with the clash arena, winning clashes in each of the previous three years against Monster Empire and Merciless while even showing legendary deejay, Ninja Man how skilled he was in the art of war. However, last year’s battle with Ryno saw him far below his best, with Ryno’s lyrical onslaught gaining steam from the moment he entered the stage.
STING 2014 is set for December 26 at Jamworld in Portmore, St. Catherine.
Relive last year’s clash here