Rising dancehall star Rikroot is no stranger to the music scene with siblings like Konshens and Delus, who have already gained international notoriety for their musical talents. Born Garvin Spence in Kingston, Jamaica, Rikroot does not stray far from the family tree with naturally-talented vocals and seasoned, impassioned lyrics, which solidify him as a rival among his peers.
Debuting his sound with his first single “Sweat,” Rikroot keeps the root of dancehall alive with sexy, suggestive lyrics laced over a rhythmic, pulsating groove destined for dance floors worldwide. The sizzling track was penned by
Rikroot and produced by Rh’mone “Frostyee” Foster for Palm Tree Flow Records, a New York-based imprint. The official video bowed last week on YouTube and has amassed an astounding 45,000 views in just over a week. (See video and listen to single below.)
“I feel very confident about my first single ‘Sweat’ and the positive reception from the fans,” reveals RikRoot. “It feels good to have the support of the dancehall massive, and I’m looking forward to creating and delivering more of my music to them.”
He teams up with Palm Tree Flow Records for “Sweat,” which appears on his upcoming EP, The Introduction, set for a May 21 worldwide release. “As an independent A&R, RikRoot has shown me that talent is still out there,” states Nigel Angus, A&R for Palm Tree Flow Records. “We are thrilled to be working on his first EP, and excited to see the response to his first music video and the acceptance of his first single. I’m extremely proud of what he has accomplished so far.”
Rikroot has already enjoyed his taste of musical success through his own experiences and also vicariously through his brothers. His impressive lineage and talents have propelled him onto stages such as the famed Sounds Of Brazil in New York City, and saw him opening for the likes of Serani and I-Octane. Now with the “Sweat” single and video under his belt, and the new EP enroute, this enigmatic, emerging star is bound to become a force to be reckoned with, in dancehall and beyond.