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Ratings up for MoBay's Ryme Minista

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Montego Bay-based deejay, Ryme Minista.-Photo by Claudia Gardner

WESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay's top deejay Ryme Minista says his popularity has soared since his performance on Dancehall Night at Reggae Sumfest in mid-July.

"Since Sumfest everything tun up loud," the deejay told Western Focus during an interview at the LIME Montego Bay Jerk Festival on Emancipation Day.

"I am due to perform in Costa Rica soon. A just some little confirmation fi gwaan, but surely. Di Caribbean people dem a cry and a bawl and a say Ryme Minista. By the year fi done, di Caribbean is ours," he said.

Ryme Minista, who hails from Glendevon in Montego Bay, said he has released a new song featuring Gage titled Bounce, which is fast gaining in popularity.

"Me release another one last week called Armed and Dangerous, and right now me have a new one fi release name Tricky Chrismus," he said.

The 29-year-old deejay is known for songs such as Mad Mad Move, Shub Out, Push Forward, One Umbrella, Killaz and Killaz, and a collaboration with Mavado titled Kill and Get Weh.

A past student of Knockalva Technical High School in Hanover, Ryme Minista has been hailed as one of the most lyrically potent artistes to emerge from western Jamaica.

Despite his gangster-style lyrics for which he is widely known, Ryme Minista says he is a strong believer in God whom he credits for his success.

"Mi fans fi know say put God first in whatever you do and believe in yourself, because who God bless, no man curse," he said.

- C. G.