Artiste gets 40 piercings on face to attract attention
A decision by deejay and dancehall artiste Lanmine to pierce his face in over 40 different places has gone down well, says his manager Stasha of Stashment records.
According to the producer, image is everything and it’s worth using shock-value to attract attention.
While highlighting that the deejay made the decision himself to go through with the procedure, Stasha says she supports his vision.
“He is a hardworking artiste and he just decided that 2016 will be the year for him to push the bar as it relates to his music and his image. In the business of entertainment image is an important factor because an artiste should not only stand out in the way he or she records his material but also in appearance.”
“All great musicians had a signature style Ray Charles is known for his dark glasses, Michael Jackson is known for his short pants and colourful jackets even athletes like Allen Iverson and Micheal Jordan had a distinctive look,” said the producer as quoted by Jamaica Star.
Lanmine is known for singles like Independent Gyal and Its Creeping featuring Fambo, among others.
Following his move, the artiste has been a recipient of harsh acrimony from elderly fans. He, however, says there are people who are awed by his piercings.
“I am getting good comments, the younger generation loves it. It’s just the elders who don’t like it, even though some of them do. Last night I was walking in the mall and everybody took out their cameras to take pictures of me. They said they like it. I have a new song out called Touch Yu Hard and the people are saying they love the new look,” Lanmine said.
His manager says there’s no need to criticise the singer.
“It’s just entertainment. There is no reason for people to look at this negatively. We have been piercing the skin since the days of our ancestors whose origins can be traced back to Africa; this is not a new thing. Just be open to new developments in style and of course support the music because that, at the end of the day, matters over all things,” said Stasha.
Stashment Records has produced hits like One Drop by QQ, Kotch Pon Di Edge, More Than You by Alkaline, Walk Like A Dogamong others.
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