Brett Ikon promotes new songs
Jamaican singer and musician Brett Ikon is currently promoting two new songs, 'What Makes this Work' and 'Rubberband Man', both of which were done on the Ikonic Empire label
Ikon, whose real name is Brett O'Neil Smith, initially began pursuing music in 2015. Originally from St James, he was raised by his grandmother, who instilled strict principles in his upbringing. He grew up in Mango Walk and Plum Tree in Hampton district.
His earliest influence in music came via rhythm and blues that he heard on the radio. His mother would often play that genre of music in her car, and soon Brett got hooked on music from the likes of Usher and Babyface, among others.
Brett Ikon attended Cornwall College where he represented the institution in football and cricket. During that time, he began writing songs.
He lists his musical inspiration from the likes of Vybz Kartel, his producer Mr Doo and rapper Drake, as well as a group of friends who refer to themselves as 'Ikonic'.
Brett Ikon has been working closely with Mr Doo who, along with his mother Odetta Rockhead and her husband Phillip Kerr, are the main players behind the recently established record label, Ikonic Empire.