Upcoming Camden, New Jersey rapper Mir Fontane (meer. fon-tane) releases a Kenif Muse produced song “Hesitate“ featuring Philly emcee Drama. Mir Fontane’s captivating vocals and honest haunting lyrics draw you into his world, exposing the realities of street life through his lens. Mir Fontane is an artist to watch for in 2018!
Watch MASS APPEAL’s new documentary Camden: A Child Invincible follows Mir Fontane as he gives a tour of the New Jersey city where he grew up and still lives. Just five years ago, the murder rate in Camden was the highest of anywhere in the entire United States, and even today, the specter of death and danger is always present.
Interviewed in front of the Northgate Apartments, a huge Section 8 tower, Fontane tells a grisly story about a murder in his building involving a father and his child, and as he’s talking to the camera, somebody throws a rabbit out of a window.
Camden: A Child Invincible (Documentary)
Lately, there have been news reports that Camden’s crime rate is decreasing. But numbers can be finessed in ways that reality cannot. Fontane says that after the city’s police literally gave up and quit, only to be replaced by Guardian Angels and then militarized police, he hasn’t seen that much of a difference. “You still got that ‘gotta look over your shoulder twice’ feeling,” he says.
Watch the full documentary of Camden: A Child Invincible above, and check out Mir Fontane’s latest album, also called Camden. He’s telling dark stories in creative ways on the path to the light.
Mir Fontane’s latest album “Camden”