Gentile makes waves with Cliq
The word 'gentile' means "people of faith". But dancehall artiste Gentile is not just a man of faith, he is an outlaw, a man who believes in every man's right to follow his own destiny.
"The Gentiles were known as the outlaws to the Roman Empire but outlaws to who? I believe in the law that gives man the right to be his own man, the right to follow his own passions and the right to be the ruler of his own empire," he said.
Born Ricardo Fraser, this young Portmore dancehall artiste-producer grew up honing his musical skills from his
St Catherine High School days. He started out working with Q45 before going off on his own to establish his own indie label, Outlaw Records.
He has fine-tuned his mic skills and beat-making skills, and has carved out a reputation as a talented young producer, and a brilliant rhyme-spitter. His new single, Cliq, seems to getting good feeback. Gentile produced and created the rhythm for Cliq. Based on the buzz on social media and Jamaican radio stations, he released a music video.
"Right now, we are getting rotation in the streets at Uptown Mondays, Boasy Tuesdays and Gallis Wednesdays, and radio stations such as Suncity Radio, Zip and Hitz a play the song hard. Bad and boasy!" Gentile said.
He gives a taste of his controversial lifestyle in other singles such as Outlaw, Grinder, Own It and Sick and will be releasing his debut Clicka EP in January.