Dancehall is an ever evolving phenomenon, with new slangs and trends being developed daily. And the number of persons who have decided to use music as a means of monetary gain instead of traditional 9-5 has greatly increased, causing a soar in the competitiveness of the genre. This competitive mind-set of the artiste has lead up-and-coming artiste to do bizarre things to grab the attention of the media and fans of the music. This includes Alkaline who earned his big break by allegedly tattooing his eyes and many others who soon followed.
Now news has broke that a Dancehall Artiste “Lanmine” has now pierced his entire leftside of his face which earned him instant “shock value” being that this is a first for any Dancehall artiste.With Dancehall being not only a genre of Jamaican popular music, but also a way of life and a culture which reflects for the most part the practices of communities and its people. It is understandable why the artiste involved have been known to not only be good at producing quality lyrics but one could say its also a requirement to be a trend setter and to stand out.