New Artiste 'LanMine' Hope to be a Beacon in His Riverton City Hometown!
Atop the northern hills overlooking the city of Kingston is a small community called Riverton City. A bridge separates this community from the city’s dump. Many of the residents spend their days making a living from the dump. New artiste Lanmine...
July 7, 2011 - PRLog -- (Kingston, Jamaica) Atop the northern hills overlooking the city of Kingston is a small community called Riverton City. A bridge separates this community from the city’s dump better known as the Riverton City Dump. For over a decade the outer appearance of Riverton City was that of poverty, shacks and scrap metal heaps lined the dusty road, while stone-faced youths stand and stare. Stray dogs stroll by, cattle saunter up a lane, pigs and piglets stroll through, horns of garbage trucks honk, women congregate along the dusty road to talk about the benefits they derive from their 'strange' lifestyle as barefooted children look on. Many of the residents spend their days making a living from the dump across the bridge. There is also a river that flows between Riverton City and the dump where young boys would often bathe and frolic. Summertime and the living is easy for those boys in a place where hardships abound.
But despite the negative perception of what life could be like for residents of Riverton City, the community treasures some of the fondest memories for many families who has hope and aspirations. It is from the confines of Riverton City a young man, known as Shorvon McKinson emerged as Dancehall artiste LanMine.
LanMine childhood experience in his recollection was rough; he is only male sibling and youngest of 4. Mindful of the hardship many families including his endured, the memories resonate with him and has lead him to embark upon a career path that is geared towards standing as a beacon for young hopefuls of Riverton City so that they keep their dreams alive in an effort to accomplish what they will.
LanMine characterises himself as fun, jovial, motivational, driven and optimistic. His latest single, ‘Wifey Nuh Tek Back Fence’ (click to watch video http://www.youtube.com/
Knowledge of such experience inspired LanMine to create a song entitled, ‘Wifey Nuh Tek Back Fence.’ The concept behind the song captures the drama, boldness and ambition some women who in spite of their low income or lack of it chose to acquire the luxury and comfort of the upper class society no matter what the cost. However, when the bailiff or landlord show up, knowing that under no circumstances the bills can be paid, “dem tek back fence” as LanMine humourously put it. LanMine has much to say about his life experiences and prospective future. He is another bold Jamaican ghetto youth, who is confident that his deejay craft and writing skills can make him an internationally acclaimed, Reggae/Dancehall artiste.
‘A thought for today”
"The man or woman who keeps looking up, will seldom ever feel down."
David Robinson --- Northern Ireland
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