Twenty year old Dancehall artist Alkaline says his music represents everything that society is afraid of and society represents everything that he is afraid of. Alkaline comes to the fore with a bundle of hardcore rhymes, killer hooks and slick production, and undoubtedly one of the “Baddest” lyricist.Alkaline’s first attempt at committing lyrics to paper was age 14, and by 16 he was already recording and producing his own records. Whilst at Ardenne High, where he completed his high school studies, Alkaline balanced school and the groundwork of a solo career by recording music in and around local studios whenever he got the chance. At Ardenne High he copped six Caribbean Secondary Examination Council (CSEC) subjects and currently pursues a first degree in Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus.Alkaline is a major Martin Luther King enthusiast and in addition to loving “LIFE” and his music he lists fashion, fishing and playing video games among his passions. His personal style is not that of a typical artist, but one with a sort of urban edgy with a twist hardcore appeal. One he dubs as dancehall meets urban pop rock culture.Now working independently with Kereena Beckford and Kimona Bartley as Management team.In September 2016 he was nominated for a MOBO AWARDS for the second time in the Best Reggae Act category, and announced the launch of a clothing line.
In March 2016, Alkaline’s debut album, New Level Unlocked, was released by DJ Frass Records, going on to top the BillboardReggae Albums Chart in April, making him the first dancehall deejay to have a number one album on the chart for five years. He had hit singles in Jamaica that year with “Champion Boy”, “Block and Delete”, “After All”, “12 PM (Living Good)”, “Formula”, and “City”.In November he was featured on a remix of ‘Shaggys “That Love”.
His tour of the United Kingdom in June 2016 was beset by problems, with several cancellations due to security issues.