1. First of all introduce yourself.
I am Mr Lee G. artiste from outta Brooklyn. Originally from Trinidad. T & T. Doing music. I got plenty music.
2. Tell us more about yourself. Tell us about your career up to date and how you got to where you are right now.
I am originally from Trinidad & Tobago. I was born there. At the
young age of 10 I migrated to Brooklyn and I have been doing music ever
since. I started off doing gospel music in Church and as I got older I
started doing R & B, hip hop and reggae, just music I could feel in
my soul. Right now, I have been through some trials and tribulations and
“Standing” is one of the songs that came from me overcoming all those
hurdles and obstacles.
3. What’s the story behind “Standing”? What inspired you to write it?
This song was inspired in 2008. I went to Trinidad to promote an
album I did independently . I went down there to promote the music and
so forth and got invited to do a show . I cam out of the show to go to
the after party and got shot three times. I still don’t know who it is
and what’s the reason for it because I don’t live there. I just visited
to promote the music and this happened. Since God spared my life, since
Jah blessed me and made me survive this turmoil and this messed up
situation I am just giving thanks with the music. I give praise. That’s
what’s “Standing” is all about.
4. You just did a video for “Standing” also. Tell us about it.
The video for “Standing” was directed by Simba and was shot on
various locations in Sweden, Trinidad, Jamaica and Brooklyn N.Y.
Football is in the video. I used to play football in high school and
college. I am a huge fan of the sport and still play football now, still
standing after being shot. We wanted to show that the perpetrator who
shot me three time cannot keep a good man down. Since we don't know who
they are; there is no way for justice. We figured that success is the best justice, and the fact that I’m
still standing, and can still play a physically demanding sport like
football, the fact that I am traveling and performing around the world,
doing what I love to do is best way to deal with the haters. The video
shows shots of my family, my support system, my love for sports and an
overall positive example for the youths. These days the murder rate in
the Caribbean has escalated tremendously. We have a serious problem, and
we need to address it with music. The video for “Standing” is fun to
watch, it shows another side to me and sends a message of perseverance
and positivity . It is all about “standing” - regardless of trials and
tribulation. The greatest thing is the celebration of life, the joy of
life. It is important to value and enjoy everything around you. Life and
others. Jah love more life!
5. You have been to Jamaica many times. How does being in Jamaica
inspire you differently from producing in New York or Trinidad?
First of all, Jamaica is the spot where all this great music was
pioneered and started, reggae music, and the foundation of a lot of
other music, too. Just being there and being in the atmosphere, the
nurture and the environment is unique. The vibe and the energy there,
that you feel there, as far as reggae music is concerned, surpasses
every other place really. The reality of it, you see it and you feel it
and you smell it. You love it and you burn it
6. You have also done hip hop music and house remixes. You have tried
different genres of music starting with the gospel and R & B. What
made you focus on reggae music primarily as your genre of music to
First of all the spiritual connection and the reality of the music.
Rasta is reality. I am a Rasta man. I am striving to be the best Rasta
man that I can be. Rastafari is a lifestyle, a way of life. An energy
set to deal with all the natural things, the universe, everything that
plays a part in life. I think it is also the spiritual connection. I
know it is. The spiritual connection I can feel it in my soul. Because I
could feel the music in my soul it gives me a sense of purpose. That’s
why I gravitated more towards reggae music.
7. Will you be touring soon, maybe also across the Caribbean?
Yes of course. Absolutely. Wherever I can showcase my music. I see
myself as an instrument for Jah to do whatever he says. If it takes me
around the Caribbean, of course! Absolutely!
8. Where can people check you out online?
You can check me out on