Throwback Thursdays: Machel Montano & Xtatik, “Big Truck”

March 3, 2011

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton


Tomorrow is Carnival, people, or at least the Soca Monarch competition at Queen’s Oval Park that kicks it off is. And since perpetual top dog Machel Montano (now in HD) seems to have a certain homefeel advantage, it seems only right that for this week’s Throwback Thursdaysย we drop a Carnival anthem from 1997 ย to give you an idea just how long he’s been in the game. Hell, this don’t even do it. Machel was gearing up for a run at the crown with “Too Young to Soca” so far back that his Carnival regalia included blue furry diapers (for real). But “Big Truck” might be the moment that MM established that the world’s greatest street dance was now his personal backyard jam. Get behind it.