In the midst of adversity, Dancehall artiste Mexmo has used his platform to give back in a positive way. With the help of his team, he has assisted residents in and around his community of Steer Town in St. Ann, by giving away crop seeds. His aim was to alleviate pressure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I have been looking for something to do for my community, something that could help in these trying times that we are facing. I wanted this idea to encourage my community to start farming,” the artiste explained. Through this initiative, his team has provided the community with seeds for corn, pak choi, carrots, cabbage, callaloo and tomatoes.
The musician, who has been in the business professionally for the past 15 years, started out as an engineer and producer, eventually venturing into songwriting and singing. His most recent track, “Tyrant”, was released in April 2020. The track was released under the label Roc One Records and the accompanying animated video is featured on the artiste’s VEVO page.
Speaking on the track’s success so far, his expectations are that the song will be a hit that will give him a strong push towards a worldwide audience.
“I have been getting great feedback so far. My brand has been growing steady since I decided to start doing music full-time,” he elaborated.
Some of his previous releases include “All This Life (Quarantine Love Song)”, “Tolerance” and “Stand Guard.” One of his most successful singles is a track titled “You Know You” which was released in late 2017. More is in the pipeline, with additional songs and videos currently in the works.
Balancing the music side with his philanthropic efforts, Mexmo also hopes to inspire others to do the same, where possible.
“I would just love to encourage everyone who has the potential to start something like this in their community to do so. We import most of what we use in Jamaica and after coronavirus, things could take some time to get back to normal. So while you’re social distancing, you and your family can spend some time working together to take care of your crops,” he advised.