From my room to the world
STEP into Rohan Lee's bedroom and you will be greeted by a huge king-sized bed tucked into one corner. The remaining space, however, is dedicated to recording equipment which makes up his Inflowmatiq Studio.
"Yes. I gave up the privacy of my bedroom for my number one passion, music," said Lee, who goes by the moniker Leetal.
Located on Ward Avenue in Mandeville, the studio, Lee says, is conducive for recording.
"It's quiet and we have a great time during the recording sessions," said the singer/producer/promoter, who is in his late 20s.
Born in Clarendon, Lee migrated to Boston in 2004. Two years later, he gave up his 9-to-5 job and returned to Jamaica to pursue his music dream.
Lee says reggae artistes Terri Linen, Hezron and Warrior King have passes through the doors of his studio.
The studio's creation, according to Lee, was a natural progression. It arose from the difficulty associated with trying to a get that break as an artiste and finding the right producer.
"From you appear to have sense, most producers don't want to deal with you," he said, adding that he went on a quest to learn aspects of the business.
"I started the studio to produce myself," he said.
His first track, Represent was released in April 2012.
Lee said he recently produced reggae singer Terry Linen's single First Time on his upcoming Rashan rhythm.
Promoter of the all-inclusive event Quench, Lee says he is determined to stay positive.
"I'm about producing good songs; songs that can inspire and educate the youths," he said.
— Cecelia Campbell-Livingston