gave dancehall a rude awakening. According to the young wordsmith, her music is journalism and Kingston her frontline. Producer Russell «Phred» Hergert aimed her scattergun delivery and confrontanional lyrics at fearsome techno, hip hop and electro rhythms. Somebody said: «Everything MIA should be, but isn't (there's not a hint of catwalk chic here).»
In Kingston the vibe is actually really good, really colourful. Most of the everyday things on the island by necessity happen in Kingston: studios, businesses, day to day life, everything is in reach, wrapped in a chaotic swirl of people and movement. I hate about Kingston: the crime and violence. Kingston represents the place where I grew up, live, thrive, and document. It is beauty and it is ghetto life in the purest of sense, together and separate. It has an electric vibe, a nice place to be, in spite of the troubled circumstances that one can get into at times.
Island Life Plaza Shopping Centre. Very abstract building of blue glass panelsand optical illusions.
Asylum. You can go crazy at the «Asylum»!
Friday’s – week done, people are paid, everything comes to life.
Steamed Fish with fried dumplings.
The same one I still live in – and was literally born in. Kingston 11, Waterhouse.
My room. I don’t kiss on the street.
«Shottas» by Cess Silvera.
My son, Joseph.
Jamrock Cafe, 69 Knutsford Boulevard.
That’s personal. Home.
Big Road – central point of Waterhouse, bus terminal.