Born Fabian Sawyers, he grew up with his parents in the tough neighbourhood of Glendevon in Montego Bay, where he attended Glendevon All Age and then Knockalva High school.
"While I was at Knockalva, I got introduced to music, beating desk, and deejaying to beats. At that time, I used to sing over Bouny Killer songs, till I began to make up my own lyrics. I am inspired by all the deejays I listen to but Bounty Killer who ah just the man, no doubt about that," he said.
Montego Bay-based deejay Rhyme Minista (now Ryme Minister) knows all too well about gun violence in the ghetto as his mother and two siblings died violently over the past couple of years.
The songs have cemented his place as an underground star in the grimy ghettos of Montego Bay. Singles such as 'Shub Out', 'One Umbrella', 'Push Forward', and the witty 'Desert Eagles' are already anthems on the lips of teenagers in the second city.
"Killaz and Killaz ah one of the biggest songs in Montego Bay, every go go club and dance it ah play inna right. Plus it ah play hard pon IRIE, HITZ and ZIP.
The song also a generate a good vibe in places like Negril, Sav and all over Westmoreland and Hanvoer. The buzz is so good, right now, we're planning to shoot a video next month for it," Rhyme Minister said.
He has developed a very strong following and his songs are fixtures on underground mixtapes and clubs in western Jamaica.