Prince Pine hoping to take dancehall industry by storm
IG comedian set to drop latest single, Sick
Prince Pine (left) and up-and-coming dancehall artiste, Witty are gearing up to release their latest single, Sick.

K'Vonne 'Prince Pine' Legore is largely known on the local entertainment circuit as a social media comedian. Over the years, the popular personality gained fame through humour-laced skits that made him a household name. But while many are familiar with the entertainer telling jokes on Instagram, very few know how deep his talent pool really runs. Today, Prince Pine is hoping to showcase that depth as he looks to launch his musical career.

Admitting that music was his first love, Prince Pine told OBSERVER ONLINE that he always aspired to be an artiste and that he just stumbled into comedy. Eager to prove that there is more to him than meets the eye, the entertainer says he's ready to take the dancehall industry by storm.

"Most people don't know or probably don't remember but mi used to do music before I started comedy. I just didn't have certain resources to take it to where I wanted so I just stopped and focused on something else," he said. "But even with comedy, I always used to put my skits in a musical way. I always found a way to express my love for music."

Prince Pine, who has been in the social media space now for more than a decade, says he believes he has accomplished everything there is to achieve in that arena and wants to now spread his wings in a different part of the creative industry.

"Basically with comedy mi did just feel like me do everything there is to do and mi just want a change on the journey. Mi nuh plan fi stop wid comedy innu, what I want to do is be one of the first people to show that you don't have to have a certain image to make it as a dancehall artiste."

"I am a comedian but mi can be an artiste too. You should never box yourself in as a creative and you should never allow anyone else to either," he continued.

Prince Pine, who currently has ten songs on his YouTube VeVo channel, is gearing up to drop yet another single. He believes the track, which is a collaborative effort between himself and up-and-coming dancehall artiste Witty, can be the single that finally pushes him through the dancehall gates.

"The name of the song is Sick, and it’s a real tune weh addresses real issues. Most people don't know me to take on like a bad man kinda vibe but me have friends weh can get into dat mode and as an artiste, is like a fi dem story mi a tell through this song," he said.

"Mi know people nah go take me career too seriously but dem ago pay attention whether they want to or not. I am prepared to do whatever it takes (to make it in music) even if me affi force it pan di public in a subliminal way. And at the end of the day, me know people ago like weh mi a come wid because mi study things and plan. Mi nuh just come out and say mi ago do dis."

His collaborator and long time friend, Witty, said their new single, Sick may just be the song that grabs people's attention and changes their perspective of Prince Pine. Witty, who is also seeking his big break in the industry, believes the single can do great things for them both.

"We tried and tested different things and see say this ago work. I been recording from high school and mi realise say in this business nuff people nah go just take yuh up and say make me record yuh or even interested but when a ur time a just your time," he said. "Mi really wah people support the single because it relatable. Mi wah people listen and feel like dem know exactly weh we a talk bout."

Shereita Grizzle

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