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Producers: 1st Klase & Brooklyn Decent
Writer/Composer: Prophet Benjamin
Label: Brand Me Music LLC
Collaborators: PB Promotions LTD. and 1st Klase
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THE CONCEPT AND CONTROVERSY BEHIND BETTY CAT:
While #BettyCat was written with double-entendre, as is the nature of Calypso and Soca. The Prophet decided to reduce the impact of the more suggestive character of the song, by making visible an actual cat as seen in his first video release. The video that went viral: www.facebook.com/theStreet919fm/videos/750073775509020/
“It’s ah song I wanted the kids to enjoy. And I wanted to feel comfortable performing the song in front of children. The only way I could do that is to show a real cat as is the song’s intention,” The Prophet said.
But why write and sing a song with double-entendre in the first place if you wanted to include kids?
Answering that question, Hcaerp, a rep. from The Management Team (TMT) explained that creativity is the master of chance—the master of risk. He added, “When an idea comes to an artist's mind, they are compelled to give life to that idea. It is the artists’ responsibility to let the idea rule and see where it takes them.”
The Prophet is the kind of man who knows his lifestyle intentions and often he could measure those risks he should or shouldn’t take. As TMT supporting The Prophet’s creative intentions. They believe that he is one of those artists who allow creativity to always measure and rule him; it's part of his identity.
“It would not be boastful to say that the objective rule—the honesty of artists' creative intention is to recognize and understand that there are risks that courageous artists must be willing to take,” Hcaerp said. Continue with his philosophical assessment of artists, “Each risk represents the artist's shaping—his/her growth—that constant striving to become better artists.”
And Hcaerp, as the team’s leader, he had the last word. “The Prophet is a humble person and he will be the first to admit that he is still growing as an artist. So, let’s see where this risk takes him.”
THE PROPHET’S BIO
Christened Devon Samuel and artist, Prophet Benjamin represents a force of one energy—one creative and dynamic voice with unrelenting charisma.
Influence by his magnetic personality and quick intelligence, in his teens, the nickname coined by his friends had stuck, Prophet Benjamin. The second son of his parents, who lived in New Lands, Point Fortin, Trinidad—had unconsciously activated an internal force to reach the world from his humble beginnings. The Prophet as he is sometimes called—his initial declaration of obvious talents came from self-recognition of his innate abilities to find the right words—the right melodies—and just the right amount of captivating showmanship to announce his career choice: A devoted and courageous songwriter, singer, and entertainer.
And at age 17, The Prophet had sealed a successful, expressive relationship with his first music genre, Reggae. In as little as two years, as part of a group of vocalist, Black Star Original, in a small studio in Bournes Road, St James, Prophet Benjamin wrote, composed, and recorded his first reggae song, Babylon Fooling.
At age 21, Prophet Benjamin felt a need to harvest from his metaphysical garden, choosing the order of Bobo Shanti to express his spiritual and religious convictions. Toiling through life while establishing his presence as a formidable artist, with bold originality and a revolutionary, grassroots style, The Prophet is unapologetically controversial at times.
For the first time, The Prophet joined Trinidad and Tobago’s best, at the 2012 Soca Monarch with ‘Throw Wine’, which won him the 4th prize. Back to his roots, in 2018, The Prophet's music earned the recognition of The Urban Music Awards in the category of Best Reggae Artist.
At age 41, the people—his loyal fans at home, and those in the rest of the Caribbean islands, North America, and Europe—they know and love’s his catalog: “Pretty Boy”, taking him to the number one spot in Trinidad’s Genesis Countdown for some 5 weeks. And the list goes on: Coming From Moruga. Usual Suspect. Delilah, Field Ah Weed. Saving All Your Love. Love is Love. Pension Plan and Stop.
No one can deny his versatility as a formidable artist, and especially when he has successfully lent his voice to both Reggae and Soca—sharing the stage with Sizzla – Busy Signal – Lady Saw – Junior Gong – Louie Culture – Super Cat - Buju Banton – Daweh Congo – Bunji Garlin – Bennie Man – Tarrus Riley – Culture – Red Rat – Left Side and Esco – Anthony B – Denise Belfon – Machel Montano, Chronix and Koffee. And the list goes on.