Alliance artiste Iyara feels accomplished after defeating his rival Deva Bratt, in a lyrical battle at Sting on Boxing Day. According to the artiste, he accomplished one of his lifelong goals in less than 15 minutes.
“It’s a great feeling, I showed the world what I am capable of doing, I have been trying for so long to show that I am talented and I managed to do it in less than 15 minutes,” he told The STAR.
According to Iyara, since his victory, new and old fans have been expressing their appreciation for his talent.
“Right now, it’s a joy everywhere … In the streets people have been saying congrats and that they love the performance,” he said.
The artiste disclosed that he expected Deva Bratt to put up a good fight, however, he never doubted a victory.
“I expected him (Deva Bratt) to do better, we are both young artistes and so I knew we couldn’t depend on radio songs, it would come down to lyrics to prove ourselves … he has been on the scene before me, but mi know sey mi better dan him,” he said.
In the conclusion of the exciting clash, Iyara played with Deva Bratt’s unfortunate situation with the law, by bringing a baby onstage to defame Deva Bratt’s character, however the artiste feels his action was not harsh.
“It’s a clash and aggression has to be in it, furthermore, he was trying to draw me out by walking close to me hoping that I would lose my cool and get in a physical squabble with him. That way, the clash would mash up and he would leave with a good name, so I had to keep calm and deal with him lyrically,” he said.
Iyara disclosed that clashing is not only about lyrics, but also creativity, hence him bringing out the baby.
“You have to be creative, Deva Bratt tried that by bringing out board guns and it neva worked for him, but my creativity connected,” he laughed.
The artiste believes the victory will boost his street credibility, and disclosed that 2012 is going to be great.
“In 2012, just expect more singles coming out, am going to be working with a lot of producers like PayDay Music, Chimney Records, Baby G, Echo One; mi just a duh music fi the people dem,” he said.
Iyara disclosed that he hasn’t spoken to Deva Bratt since the clash, however they are not real enemies.
“We are not real enemies but we are not friends, a him dat and a me this … plus I don’t do much talking a mi management duh dat,” he said.
The artiste also said despite his victory, he hasn’t thrown away his war equipment, because he is committed to defending the Alliance camp.
” I don’t boost clashes, but if a artiste feel or smell bad or what eva dem waah feel like, once dem waah diss Alliance dem haffi pass mi first … mi a defend my camp to the fullest and mi nuh fraid a nuh artiste,” he said.
Iyara also revealed that he would not take part in another lyrical feud with Deva Bratt because he (Deva Bratt) is already dead.
“Mi naah duh another song and answer him, mi dun win the war … a the loser fi duh a song a try build back himself, mi dun wid Deva Bratt now,” he said.
Iyara also expressed that he expected a better showing from Merciless and Twins of Twins.
“I expected KipRich to win the clash, but Merciless has a lot of experience so I expected him to put up a better fight … Twin of Twins started out well because Matterhorn was getting booed, but I guess they lost their composure and that’s why they lost the clash,” he said.
Source: The StarTweet