Born December 19, 1993 ‘under the clock’ in Kingston at the Victory Jubilee Hospital, Alkaline, real name Earlon Bartley started songwriting at the age of 12, and by age 16, he was already producing his own records while studying at Ardenne High School.
Alkaline says his music represents everything that society is afraid of and society.
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, after which he started to pursue 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 dancehall artiste, but one with a sort of urban edgy with a twist hardcore appeal.
Alkaline shocked the dancehall world in 2013 after he unveiled his eye tattoo when burst onto the scene, since then the Vendetta Clan leader has been one of the most consistent artistes in the game, releasing chart topping tracks and being booked for events weekly.
In just 2 years the 22-year-old is already among the top acts and highly controversial with a cult-like following, and he’s not over just yet