You Rate It: Machel Montano Meets… Boyz II Men?

February 19, 2014

Words by Marcha M. Johnson and Jesse Serwerโ€”


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’โ€”or, should we say, the Men’sโ€”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”โ€” 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.