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Introducing Singer/Songwriter Kemar 'Flim' Martin

Kemar 'Flim' Martin In an era where it is so easy to create and release songs, only those with exceptional writing skills will stand the test of time. It is widely believed songwriting is about exhibiting anything or the first thing that comes to mind, complimented with rhymes, slurs and slangs that are usually trendy or catchy.  But young singer/songwriter Kemar “Flim” Martin's aim is to be different and recognized as one of his generation's most outstanding artiste in reggae and dancehall. Although Flim believes he can accomplish his wishes singing and writing songs for any genre of his choice his focus is dancehall and reggae. B orn September 9, 1992 to a musically inclined family, Kemar Martin's father played keyboard and was a member of a local church choir while other family members engaged in their respective church choirs or played various instruments. One cousin of his, Courtney Martin plays keyboard and work with reggae artistes Sizzla Kalonji an

Vybz Kartel's Book "The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto' Added to Universities Libraries Abroad But Rejected by Local Book Stores

The Jamaica STAR reported that Dancehall's most controversial and incarcerated artiste Adidja 'Vybz Kartel' Palmer  book he co-authored with Michael Dawson entitled, ' The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto ' was added to the library of the Universities of Princeton, Vanderbilt and Duke. This is indeed an  historic accomplishment for the Dancehall artiste not withstanding the fact that  contents of his book is as controversial as this trendsetter which lead to its publication being 'rejected' by local book store owners.  But despite the negative implications one professor of the University of the West Indies of Jamaica  Professor Carolyn Cooper,  had recommended that the book, 'The Voice of The Jamaican Ghetto' be added to local school syllabus  (click here to read Professor Cooper's recommendation) Recently an article written by Hassani Walters and published in the local STAR highlighted the views of  Michael Dawson who said he could not celebra