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Growing up in a household where music was always playing and looking up to brothers Konshens and Delus (both musicians), Garvin Spence was destined to follow the path set around him. Hailing from Sherlock Crescent in Kingston, Jamaica and currently based out of New Jersey, the young vocalist and song writer, is ready to mature his love of music.
With music flowing through his household, by ninth grade these influences became present as RikRoot (a variation of “Recruit” a nickname he received in the military) began writing, penning song lyrics infused with stories of everyday life. During his last year of high school, RikRoot started taking music more seriously. In 2005 RikRoot recorded his first single “Get That Weed” followed by “Don’t Worry” “Bonnie and Clyde” “Galang Gal” and Real Badman”. From that point forward, RikRoot realized music was more than just a hobby but a serious passion.
Recently RikRoot has been emerging on the entertainment scene and has been steadily making his mark through his performances. To date, he has opened for top billing artists such as Serani, Spragga Benz, I-Octane and has performed as a solo act on “Rock with Squeeze” at SOB’s in Manhattan and “Africa Meets Jamaica” at De Island Breeze in New Jersey.
As a multi-talented artist, RikRoot’s style is a diverse mix of dancehall accented with a little Pop, Hip Hop and Reggae. RikRoot acknowledges his influences to listening to R&B, Hip Hop, Soca, his brothers and surprisingly his favorite artist, Dennis Brown. While RikRoot through his brothers and own experiences have had a taste of musical success, is currently back in the studio, perfecting his sound and experimenting with different producers. Although RikRoot is based out of the US he travels frequently to Jamaica to work with local producers as well as connecting with producers worldwide such as French producers Daddy and Hyper from D &H Productions, Konvict Yard Music, Shango Productions, Subkonshus Music, STP Productions, Freshly New Productions and LMR Productions.
RikRoot’s musical goal is to create timeless, quality music that will outlive him and he calls on his love for music and natural talent to achieve such gracious mission.