Bwoy!! I have to admit that Richie Poo from Sliver Hawk did a lot better than I thought he would at "Border Clash." My prediction was wrong. I still think he needs help.... maybe a young hype selector that can introduce the sound to today's generation of clash fans. But, the "kid" can still throw down! I must say! He's slow like I said, but he is still packing punches.
Contrary to my belief that he moves far too slow to keep up with today's sound clash contenders, he scored big at Border Clash doing it his way. Slow, without profanity, and excessive talking, Richie unleashed Sliver Hawk's dub plate catalog and had the place in a frenzy. Forwards reigned supreme for "The Hawk" as Richie Poo intelligently discussed the music and the path in which young sounds and selectors are taking to damage our priceless product.
I must say this though! I was not entirely wrong about Richie Poo. His style of playing went over well at Border Clash, but I saw a lot of weak points in his performance. For one, he's wasn't using Sliver Hawk's ammo correctly! Richie Poo played some very exclusive sure forward Sliver Hawk dubs in the earlier rounds, but he ran out of tunes in the "tune-fi-tune" face off. The man played Jimmy Cliff, Billy Ocean, and about 5 Super Cats early and could not find tunes to bring the win home when it counted the most. Who does that!?
Sliver Hawk could have won Border Clash hands down if Richie Poo's style of playing was different. Going into the final lap, he had the crowd eating out his hands and let them down! He did not read the dance. He just played dubs with no plan of victory.