Unlike many personal journals about one’s life, this memoir is much more than a mere collection of experiences. It is a tapestry of events and people who shaped the character of one man, a road map detailing a life journey. In a clearly written style, it details the drama and dynamics of the author’s travels from humble beginnings in Jamaica, through the underbelly of society, and splashes into a world of personal and professional renewal. -Amazon Review
True story about life growing up in the 1980’s in Kingston Jamaica and coming to America in search of safety and security as a politically exiled immigrant. The Memoir of Mr. Greenonit.
They say our surrounding environment plays a critical role in our personality’s formation. Some are born rich with their path well paved; others have luck to help them along the way, but the toughest are those who strive to break their own path. The latter is my story. From growing up in the ghetto streets of Kingston Jamaica in a family of three brothers, 2 half-sisters and a stepmum, I’ve mastered the fine art of survival and adaptation, just like my father George did.
With a steely resilience to pursue my dreams no matter the obstacle. I’ve stepped into many a hornet’s nest relying on my creativity and willingness to think outside the box in order to reach my goals. From escaping many entanglements in my early years back home to my coming to America moment in pursuit of a better life, I’ve learned from so many ugly truths along the way to my “American Dream”.
My days of experimenting with different aspects from street politics to college campuses, from auto dealers to drug dealers, from apartment studios to recording studios, while managing personal family issues from affairs, divorce to new beginnings, until I finally found my truth. Turning over a new page and realizing my childhood dreams of becoming the artist and music producer Vblock Dutch, my new project Mr. Greenonit has taken flight.
This is my memoir, a story of despair turned to hope through strong determination and the guidance of my faith.
About the Author
Karl Wilkins aka Vblock Dutch is a Jamaican born triple threat- (Dancehall dj / Hip Hop mc / Record Producer) who migrated to Miami in the late 80’s to Mia Fl. before moving to Brooklyn, NY in the mid-nineties where he began his music career. Exiled from Jamaica due to run-ins with several factions, Dutch has turned to music to express his struggles and trials of being villainized because of the exploits of his father who was a continuous thorn in the side of the authorities. Now, fully focused on the future and taking on a new persona, Dutch drops his new project “Mr. Greenonit” consisting of 8 new songs, written and produced by himself, as well as a brand new book detailing his life from a child growing up in Kingston and coming to America in pursue of safety and a better life.
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New Music Out Now – Mr. Greenonit EP