Words by Marcha M. Johnson and Jesse Serwer—
Machel Montano has collaborated with a wide variety of artists over his 20-plus-year career, from Pitbull to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. But his latest joint effort might be his most surprising. In a pairing no one saw coming, Trinidad’s reigning Soca Monarch has teamed with ’90s R&B quartet Boyz II Men for “Don’t Let Go,” a track which pairs the Boyz’—or, should we say, the Men’s—signature smooth harmonies melodies with Montano’s island boy charm.
Who would have guessed that Machel would be the one to remind us that the (now very grown) Men behind once-ubiquitous ’90s ballads “End of the Road” and “I’ll Make Love to You”— are still on d road? Press play on “Can’t Let Go” below, and share your thoughts on Trinidad Carnival 2014‘s most unlikely musical offering.