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Unknown Gringo promises no hardcore lyrics on EP

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:18 AMSade Gardner/Gleaner Writer
Unknown Gringo
Unknown Gringo

Deejay Unknown Gringo is curating his debut EP, The Return of the Unknown Gringo, which he hopes will transcend beyond local soil and showcase his talent. For this reason, he revealed that the seven-track set (already four tracks in) will stray from his hardcore style.

“It’s not gonna be anything about nuh gun or violence. It’s gonna be a very good album with songs people will love and listen to,” he told The Gleaner. “It’s a catchy project, and people like catchy stuff. From they see the EP cover, they are going to question what it is about and want to play the first track. We’re not gonna put anything on the table that people are not gonna like. When I do a song, me and my team listen to it and review it, and if I don’t feel the song people won’t, so I always sing from my spirit, so people can feel all that I put into the song. That is what makes the music sell, because people can relate to what you are saying and they feel the passion.”

Produced by his own Desconocido Music record label, Gringo said the album title signifies his perseverance and strides in the music business, especially after a name change from Noface Unknown. He envisions global success.

“I have been in the business for a long time, fighting, and a lot of people doubt me, but everytime they doubt me, I always prove myself and prove them wrong,” he said. “Some people think I’m a deejay, but I’m really a singer and I trained myself how to master both styles. This album is gonna show how musically inclined I am. People a go hear some different sounds, some different melodies and keys, they are gonna see the multitalented nature I’ve not ­publicised before. This project is going to cross over worldwide because I don’t wanna just stick to Jamaica music, I want to travel the world and have people enjoy my music, so people should be prepared to be fascinated by this album.”

He anticipates a November release, which falls in line with the JB Outta West concert series. The Money Factory singer recently inked a deal with Charley’s JB Overproof Rum, a feat he said is a testament to his work ethic.

“The contract comes with a lot of things, so they are finalising some things; and once that is finished, we will have more details for the public,” he said.