Mervin Budram – MD is a Belizean producer/songwriter/ Gospel Reggae Artist born, raised, and based in Belmopan, Belize. He produced tropical music. His style can be described as a Modern Caribbean Gospel with a crossover appeal.
MD believes that Music is a tool to communicate a value system and through his music, MD communicate Truth that will set the captive free.
Yes, MD is passionate about Music but his passion for music in his life is fueled by the greater passion for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Belizean born Gospel Reggae Artist Mervin Budram, more popularly known as Mervin Budram or MD, has grown to become one of the leading Belizean Gospel Artist.
He was born on March 16, 1983 in Belmopan; however, immediately at birth, he had to fight for his life as the doctor gave him up to die. God performed a miracle by forming a new heart, lungs & liver in Mervin’s body.
Mervin grew up loving music and often walked around the house singing at the top of his lungs.
Their devotion times in the house were a big festivity; banging sounds of bottles, bath pan and home maid shaker from a fork and grater was the norm.
He was introduced to art of drumming at the age of nine (9) where he played drums for the church worship team and then for a gospel band ‘Conquers’ which later became New Beginnings Band.
In his late teenage years, Mervin became angry and rebellious towards God and the church.
He began clubing and developing wrong relationships but shortly realized that life was not for him. He recommitted his life back to God and became a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.
Mervin pursued his passion for music and started producing music and collaborating with some of the best local artists within Belize.
In 2009, Mervin entered the Belize September Carnival song competition and walked away with first place. He toured the song across Belize and made his first music video to the hit song, “Jump for Belize.”
In 2011, Mervin along with childhood friend, Brian Lopez, started R1ppe 3ffect Band – a vibrant Caribbean band that brings a positive message of hope to Belize and the nations of the earth through the musical art form of soca, reggae, dance hall, dance pop, & worship.
In 2013, Mervin started up his own record Label, Roots and Honor Records with the help of his business partner and friend, Andy Lin.
They currently have three (3) artist signed, David Smith, Kudzae & Alida Sharp. Roots and Honor vision is to “Change the World… One song at a time”
In 2015, Mervin released his first official album titled 'Break Free'. His desire is to leave a lasting impact on the next generation. He simply wants to change the world through everything he does and make it better than how found it.