This week’s Old School Sunday is a change of pace, a bit more personal if you will. It is a throwback in a sense, as it’s a video I shot of the Rishi Rich Project live in action, and yes, even then I had camera problems (the battery on that model died way too quickly, thus the short clips.)
It was a great time to be listening to Rishi Rich, as “Dance With You (Nachna Tere Naal)” was HOT, as were the Craig David track’s Rishi produced, along with Juggy and Jay’s debut albums.
I remember telling everybody for a whole two weeks leading up to the show, to come checkout the free concert that was happening at the Harbourfront Centre. The show was set for Thursday, August 5, 2004, and was a part of the Masala! Mehndi! Masti! event.
The Summer of 2004 was great. A year of firsts really, including the then Rishi Rich Project’s – consisting of Rishi Rich, Jay Sean and Juggy D – first performance in Canada. It was a special night, a lot of people I know share fond memories from the show. Just like the great memories people may have of that evening, the performance itself showcased all that was good about the Bhangra scene at the time.
But like all good things we come to love, they sometimes come to an unexpected end. Things happen, people leave and get replaced. RRP as we know it is gone. We now have H-Dhami and Mumzy taking the place of Jay and Juggy, and Rishi has even had to change The Rishi Rich Project to Rishi Rich Productions.
Change sometimes sucks, but the memories we had of the good times (like that night) will always remain with us.
Juggy D performs “Nasha” from his 2004 debut album “The Debut”
Jay Sean performs “Eyes on You” from his 2004 debut album “Me Against Myself”