Hotta Flames is dedicated to sharing his philosophy with the world. This humble messenger sees music as the ultimate medium for spreading a message of upliftment, education, love for oneself, love for others and love for the earth. He aims to nurture a spirit of oneness among his listeners; oneness that goes beyond human links, to a deeper understanding of life and the lessons it teaches. Born Roderick Hurley, Hotta Flames began his musical journey, at an early age, in school and church recitals in his native Barbados. In 1988, he took his love for music to the larger stage, when, at age 10, he placed third in the Barbados Junior Calypso Competition. His love for music grew with him and he went beyond these seasonal performances to become the singer, songwriter, disc jockey and performer that is Hotta Flames - Half man, Half Music. As singer, songwriter and performer, Hotta Flames has shared his music with Barbados and the world. He has performed at concerts in Barbados, Guyana, St. Lucia and St. Vincent, opening for artists such as Sizzla, Gregory Issacs, Norris Man, Luciano, Anthony B, Daville, Taurus Riley, 2face Idibia of Nigeria and others. Beyond performing, Hotta Flames opened Bigg Rock Studio in 2000 and has since produced and written songs for himself and as well as a number of local and regional artists. His work as a disc jockey has taken him to a number of clubs on the island. He has used this skill to take Bajan music to the world, hosting radio shows on the world wide web with Spice Rock Radio. Hotta Flames takes his music seriously and is always striving to improve. He has graduated from the Youth Achieving Results program sponsored by the Barbados Government where he learnt to play the guitar and gained passes with distinction in music theory up to grade 4. He has been involved in the music industry on many levels. He is a former Director at Barbados' Copyright Society for Composers Authors and Publishers and continues to make an invaluable contribution to the development of the music industry in Barbados.