EHS: King Dice releases cadence- lypso album

Fitzroy and Dice
Fitzroy and Dice

Dominican calypso icon, Dennison “Dice” Joseph has transitioned into another genre of music with the release of his first cadence-lypso album titled “Heritage”.

The challenge to try his hand at something other than calypso music was the idea of Dominican musician, the legendary Fitzroy Williams.

Williams will be honored at this year’s World Creole Music Festival for his contribution towards the development of Cadence- Lypso music over the past forty years.

At the official launch of the album, last week at Anchorage Hotel, Fitzroy recalled the moment when the deal for the cadence lypso album was sealed with King Dice.

“I said if I met king dice I’m going to ask him to sing on my album and that same day I saw him on his scooter and I told him I wanted to do an album and wanted him to sing and he said yes. After that we continued working very hard on the album using my musician friends like Freddy, Gerry, Cornell and my new Dominican friend Lucy on that album and I think we did something nice. I was most surprised at the final result of the album,” he said.

The record breaking King Dice and lead vocalist on the cadence lypso album is grateful to Fitzroy for granting him such an opportunity to develop his talent with cadence music.

“Cadence is a something that has been inside of me for a long time so is not something that I am doing for the first time. I started signing cadence with my father when he played his guitar and he and his friends were drinking. As a little boy, I sang cubby and other cadence music,” he noted. “As I said before, thank you very much for giving me the opportunity, Fitzroy and other supporters. Thank you for supporting me I love you very much and I am proud to be a part of this movement. Keep up supporting and promote the vibes.”

Fitzroy is proud of the level of seriousness which King Dice attached to the project. He is hoping that the release of this album will be the beginning of several other similar projects for King Dice.

“I would like to say that King Dice surprised me. I knew he was good but not that good. The way he handles everything and himself, the way he sang the songs, the way he participated and they way he gave all he had to the project was impressive. I hope that this was not the last project and as we are on a new journey I want to wish him all the best and welcome to the strong Cadence- Lypso family,” he said.


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24 Comments

  1. T mama
    July 31, 2013

    Wonderful idea….congrats to all of u…..

  2. Just Blaze
    July 31, 2013

    King dice need to humble himself and loose that ghetto mentality.

  3. king dice fan
    July 31, 2013

    my king is just naturally talented…congrats kinf dice and the rest of the cadence lypso crew…hearts of to u

  4. wass
    July 31, 2013

    Dice you are like Midas. Everything you touch will turn to GOLD! Keep up the great work, and with Fitzroy in your corner you will succeed. Love always

  5. Do Not edit
    July 30, 2013

    wtf is candance lypso

  6. Joker!
    July 30, 2013

    King Dice!!!! One of Dominca’s best vOcalist and performer hands down!!!!!
    Fitztroy izzA musical genius and one of the Gods of cadance music!!!

    Long live!

  7. Joker!
    July 30, 2013

    One of Dominca’s best v

  8. Truth
    July 30, 2013

    Congrats King Dice….a very positive initiative Mr. Williams

  9. Tri-State Beauty
    July 30, 2013

    Big respect… Cadence la pou vivre.. Dicey you nice all the time and what can I say about my mentor Fitzroy…surtout Vingt sur Vingt toujours. Must support that. Love it.

  10. Dominican in Canada
    July 30, 2013

    can’t wait to get the album!!!

  11. aimie
    July 30, 2013

    nuff love and respect to the king dicey, King Dice always gives jah thanks and praises and once a man know the father and respect the name of the father, im a bless yute. We love you king dice. We need to love up king dice as a country man, a great son of the soil. He has made mistakes and i think he is getting wiser, Blessed love dice.

  12. Dice #1 Supporter
    July 30, 2013

    Dicey, I heard some of the cadence songs and hey you sound fantastic. It does not matter what you are given to sing, you bury everything. I am proud of you and you are doing well for your country. Keep up the good work and I will forever be your #1 supporter. If your haters enjoy bad talking you etc, tell them if that makes them feel good about themselves, go right ahead cause it is your pleasure to assist them. The sky is the limit. I have faith in you

  13. ZANDOLI
    July 30, 2013

    BIG UP DICEY AND FITZROY!!! THIS IS EXCELLENT!!!

  14. unknown
    July 30, 2013

    congrats dice .. hmm admin .. was this in Krazy coconut or in anchorage .. cause that lookin like anchorage in the picture

    • wass
      July 31, 2013

      YES IT WAS AT ANCHORAGE!!!!!!

  15. Dominican by birth
    July 30, 2013

    Congrats keep up the positive vibes we need more uplifting ventures like those…proud of you dice.

  16. Pedro
    July 30, 2013

    Congratulations. Thanks for keeping the culture alive.

  17. Anonymous
    July 30, 2013

    TREMENDOUS

  18. July 30, 2013

    What a great Idea . To fuse the legends with the Dominican Calypso king- great. looking forward for the best social commentary possible.
    Fitzroy, My big brother, I have your back every time. The sky is the limit.

  19. Righteous
    July 29, 2013

    Can’t wait to get a copy…

  20. Anonymous
    July 29, 2013

    congrats king dice

  21. grell
    July 29, 2013

    great job guys but the haters are fuming,go dice go

  22. DA strong
    July 29, 2013

    What a great combination,i am excited,and cannot wait to get my copy,i hope people will buy their copy.Dice and Fitroy are the most dynamic combination in Dominica’s music to me,with Freddy and the crew.
    I wish them the best in this new venture.Fitzroy man you are a genius,Dice man embrace this and continue to do your best.Good Luck to you two.

  23. birdy
    July 29, 2013

    u go king love it

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