WHO IS RECRUIT?
New York, NY (February 14, 2012): His name is Garvin Orlando Spence and he goes by the stage name “Recruit.” A young and upcoming artist who hails from Sherlock Crescent in Kingston Jamaica, he is following in the footsteps of his two older brothers – Delus and Konshens – who are displaying their talent in the music industry as well.
While in the ninth grade Recruit began showcasing his talents through his penmanship. “Many things influence my lyrics. My best lyrics come out when I write about lovemaking.” During his last year of high school, he started taking music more seriously. “The first song I recorded was in 2005. To date I think the song that will resonate well with fans is “Galang Gal” on the Trailer Reload Riddim.” Since then, he has emerged on the entertainment scene and has been steadily making his mark through his performances. He has opened for top billing artistes 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, Recruit’s style is classified as a diverse mix of dancehall with a little reggae and pop. “I listen to everything, even the music that sounds like gibberish. I love R&B, Hip Hop, Rock and Soca. Other than my brothers, my favorite artist of all time is Denis Brown.” On a regular day Recruit can be found in the studio working on new material. He has worked with French producers Daddy and Hyper from D &H Productions, Konvict Yard Music, Shango Productions, Subkonshus Music and LMR Productions. “I do music because it’s my way of expressing my thoughts on different aspects of life. I can safely say that music is my second love because I have been surrounded by music all day, every day for as long as I can remember.”
With his feet firmly planted and with hopes of carving a niche out for himself, Recruit is certain that he has something a little different to offer. Something that will set him apart from his older siblings.