ALKALINE, with the real name Earlan Bartley, was born in 1993 in Kingston (Jamaica). His first attempts writing lyrics was at the age of 14, and by 16 he was already recording and producing his own songs. During his high school studies, he balanced between school and the groundwork of a solo career by recording music in and around local studios, whenever he got the chance. The young artist says: “his music represents everything that society is afraid of and society represents everything that he is afraid of”. He describes himself as an ‘in di streets yute’. Furthermore he is enthusiastic about Martin Luther King and in addition to loving “LIFE” and his music, he is passionate about fashion, fishing and playing video games.