Dancehall Duo RDX has had their show stopping performance at Island Rave in San Fernando Trinidad; on Saturday August 22, marred by an unpleasant encounter with the Trinidadian authorities.
Travelling with Road Manager Kirk Wright, Zj Dymond and video directors Xtreme Arts, the duo arrived at the venue and were searched by security at the entrance. The security personal however alerted the police to what they claimed to be a firearm in RDX’s Road Manager’s bag.
“They surrounded our vehicle with guns out, we were told that we had to exit our vehicle for them to search for the firearm inside and proceeded to conduct a thorough search of everyone as well” Renigade explained
The suspected firearm however turned out to be a stack of promotional CDs. The duo received no apology from the police or security personal for this obvious violation.
“Our Road Manager only had promo CDs in his bag. I don’t know how someone could mistake CDs for a firearm. Guess it was a new gun only they know exist.” Renigade added
This is the first time the duo has faced this kind of negative attention in the Twin Island republic which they visit at least twice a year.
“Everyone knows RDX a di girl dem artist, betta dem did sey they feel a girl hidden in we Road Manager bag, that would have made more sense!” Delomar admonished.
The Duo didn’t let this incident affect their performance however and delivered a high energy set to close the show.
They also took the opportunity to shoot the video for their Baile Funk infused ‘Push Back’ single as they always wanted to shoot a music video in Trinidad, and this song fits the location concept nicely.
The video was shot by Cashflow Xtreme Arts and should be released later this fall. This adds to the list of excellent visuals the duo will be releasing for the remainder of the year.
The “Mr. Wacky” and “Back & Forth” videos are in their final editing phase and should be released shortly. RDX will head to New York in September to prepare unique visuals for another upcoming project.