Tired of crime in the land of his birth- Trinidad and Tobago, one music producer is bent on doing something about it, the only way he truly knows how. He’s using his music as a means to defy the negative and promote positive energy. Master Mike has been around for many years- first as a personality at the now defunct 98.9YES FM in T&T and later transitioning to music producer and sharing his talent through the music he delivers at his Tuff Nut studio in San Juan. His latest project is called “Unification” and it’s a bit of a thought provoker.
Set for release in the days ahead, the new riddim features artistes out of the Urban Jungle Entertainment family- among them Ras Pilot, Zion Star, Manswell and Survivor. According to Mike, unification under God Almighty is the only answer. “In order to slow down the violence that is taking place we need to come together and make this stand .Every house,every street, every corner and every community- this is everyone’s business,” he said, referring to the crime scourge that is affecting the people of Trinidad and Tobago. His words come even as several murders were recorded on the weekend- one leaving the family of a young barber in mourning after he was fatally shot during a robbery attempt at his place of business.
Together with the entertainers who are featured on this new riddim, Master Mike says he believes music can make a difference. “I live in the hood and everybody has a speaker at the side of the road and they be playing these unedited songs with the most obscene language loudly. There are children studying in the neighborhood and they are hearing all of that cursing and they are being hampered by it,” he said. Conscious of his stance as a positive music creator, Master Mike made an open call for artistes to understand what is happening. “I really wish the artistes could change the music and create more positive lyrics. If we continue like this, the place will get so bitter they will beg for the return of positive reggae and conscious music,” he added.
The artistes on the Unification riddim are now ready to unleash their individual projects all with one aim- to take a stance against crime and violence. They believe that each person has a role to play in bringing back the love that will essentially make Trinidad and Tobago a better place. “As we are about to launch our new riddim ‘Unification’, we are kindly asking each and everyone to keep supporting positive music and let’s all teach our children to know God .We will be forever loving Jah,” said Mike.
“In order to slow down the violence that is taking place we need to come together and make this stand .Every house,every street, every corner and every community- this is everyone’s business.” – Master Mike