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Trekar the Dreamchaser

Saturday, January 20, 2018

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TREKAR believes giving disadvantaged youths the tools to make their dreams a reality can help fix some of Jamaica's problems, including unemployment and gun violence.

“Dreams are what defines us as individuals. It is the driving force behind innovation and change, but when youths realise seh they can't fulfil their dreams, they turn to less desirable avenues to achieve things, and if the authorities can't provide opportunities for that, those youths can tear a country apart,” he said.

Trekar sums it up in his latest release Dreamchaser. Released on December 20 on the MaineStone Entertainment label, the single is gaining traction at Corporate Area street dances.

“I am in the streets hard ah push it, so we are expecting big things,” said the 24-year-old artiste whose given name is Trekar Blake.

He said next month he'll be releasing another single, Top Man, also on the MaineStone Entertainment label.

“My management will be focussing on getting shows this first quarter. There is also interest from promoters in a tour of Canada in June, and there are radio stations in the Caribbean already responding to the song, so the signs are good,” said Trekar.

Born in Portmore, Trekar grew up in the 6 West area in Greater Portmore. While attending Wolmer's Boys' School, he played basketball and represented the school's track team. However, it was music that was his first love and he began to spend several afternoons at the studio.

“I fell in love with music from third form, and I used to go over to my friend, J Nyle studio in Waltham Park. He wanted to be an entertainer and an engineer. That's when I started to write songs, but I was a fool around music, I loved it but never took it seriously until two years ago,” he said.

Since that time, he has logged countless hours honing his craft. He signed to Mainstone Entertainment.

“My parents are happy now because they like the quality of my music that I am putting out now so they are proud.

“It will all unfold, we can't dwell on the past. I was born to be a star,” he said.

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