"I'm trying to be an ambassador for a music that's been underestimated," Lyttle says on his website. "My main focus is to take soca music where it's never been before, so people can hear our music, our deep culture." And he's definitely on his way there, combining dancehall beats with a nice dose of hip-hop. Hopefully, next week he'll beat out Hillary Duff and all will be right with the world. -- Audra Schroeder
Catch Kevin Lyttle at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Baja, 300 SW First Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-462-5604.