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Ryan Mark sings for the Pocket Rocket

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2013 | 12:00 AM
Ryan Mark

Hasani Walters, Gleaner Writer

Once again, Jamaican athletes have become the subject of songs by entertainers. Like the Beijing and London Olympics, Jamaica's performance at the Moscow World Championships has given birth to tributes to the athletes.

This time around, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is on the receiving end of accolades from gospel entertainer Ryan Mark in his Pocket Rocket song.

The song was produced by Ryan Mark Reynolds for Chosen Records on the Pocket Rocket rhythm.

"Representing for Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, pickney of Jesus Christ," says Ryan Mark in the song's intro.

His almost-catchy chorus goes, "Di whole world a seh 'Pocket Rocket', Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket Fraser-Pryce pon top/ Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket/ Shelly-Ann fly out a di blocks/ Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket/ She full a flair an style/ Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket, Pocket Rocket/ An she a Jesus child."

The entertainer boasts of Fraser-Pryce's athletic prowess and makes reference to her main competitors, Carmelita Jeter and Blessing Okagbare.

He also lauds Warren Weir and Usain Bolt, but still his focus remains on the Pocket Rocket.

When the London Olympics was under way, many remakes and original songs flooded the airwaves. Among the more popular ones included remakes of songs such as Tommy Lee's Psycho, Melloquence's Stars R Us and Masicka's Go Hard And Done. Cherine Anderson also did Jamaica Tun Up, a remake of her Eagles and Doves.