The Queen of Soca, Alison Hinds, graces the cover of the November 2011 issue of L3 Magazine. She talks to the mag about family life, love, her size, who she wants to work with and whole bag of tings. Here’s a few topics she touched on:
On her parents’ reaction to her career choice:
“My parents had split up at that time, and I had moved to Barbados so it was just me eand my mom. My mom was actually very supportive. She knew that I was going to go into this industry to the best of my ability. As a kid growing up in England, I used to come home and sing songs to her. She would always make time to listen to me sing the latest songs I learned at school. I was n the choir as well and she knew that I always loved singing and she had faith in me that I was going to do myu best. She supported me from the very beginning.”
On her royal title:
“…I realized that promoters were advertising the band as being Alison Hinds and Square One. Somewhere during that time, I began to be referred to as the Soca Queen. It was something that just stuck. It was given to me by the fans and that is why U aooreciate it so much. My title has now evolved into Caribbean Queen which is just as much of an honor. It took me a long time to see myself that way.”
On who she wants to work with:
“I would LOVE to do something with Rihanna. She is the girl, the woman, she is it right now. She knows how to work it, she knows how to keep herself fresh and current.”
Click HERE to read more and see who else Alison would like to collaborate with.
Also featured in this issue Wayne Wonder and Kid Famous.