How Remar keeps local music ‘fresh’
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The rising local artiste Dominic “Remar” Weekes on stage performing for his fans.
The rising local artiste Dominic “Remar” Weekes on stage performing for his fans.

SURELY you must have heard the song ‘Baddie’ playing on the radio. It’s certainly a hit, and it belongs to one of our very own- local hip-hop artist Remar.

Dominic “Remar” Weekes is Guyanese, born and raised in Alberttown, and says “music is in [his] blood” and he is always trying to bring newer music on the local scene while exercising his songwriting skills.

Remar said that he realised he was born to sing and be a songwriter and simply enhanced himself by having his latest song “Baddie” fine-tuned in the US after recording it locally in Guyana.

This father of one told The Buzz that since at a very young age he had the desire to be on stage and his passion for music blossomed after participating in school in the dramatic poetry completion which was usually held around Mashramani at Winfer Gardens Primary School.

Weekes said that was when he was about five years old he knew he had a place in the music industry and progressed over the years. He stated that it was somewhere between the ages of nine and 13 that he had a vision of how his talent can be used by tapping into the arts.

This 26-year-old artiste said that what cemented his belief that he can do it is when Kanye West album “The College Drop-Out” was released. He took a real liking to hip-hop after that and developed his own view of hip-hop music.

Remar, who is a past Queen’s College student, used to produce his own mixtapes in 2009 which he sold at school and was also the songwriter of the 50th Golden Jubilee collaboration with other local artists for the lead single song “Golden Children”.

Weekes related that an entire album was composed for that occasion and he was privileged to lend his writing skills especially for that observance where he also penned the song “GT Woman” which was voiced by Dublin.

“Music is what I do and I would like to solidify my music here in Guyana before taking it abroad. Music is my job and my life and I will keep pressing forward so people can look forward to more of my music,” he said.

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