Alkaline, whose real name is Earlan Bartley, is a Jamaican dancehall artist known for his distinctive style, controversial lyrics, and striking image. Born on December 19, 1993, in Kingston, Jamaica, Alkaline grew up in a working-class family and developed a love for music at an early age.
Alkaline rose to prominence in 2013 with his breakout hit single, “123,” which garnered millions of views on YouTube and quickly made him a household name in Jamaica. He followed this up with a series of other popular singles, including “Things Mi Love,” “Champion Boy,” and “Block and Delete,” which showcased his unique style and bold lyrics.
Alkaline is known for his distinctive look, which includes dyed blond hair and tattoos covering much of his body. He has been both celebrated and criticized for his controversial lyrics, which often touch on taboo topics such as violence, sex, and religion.
Despite the controversy surrounding his music, Alkaline has amassed a large following of fans both in Jamaica and around the world. He has collaborated with other dancehall artists such as Sean Paul, Popcaan, and Mavado, and has performed at major music festivals such as Reggae Sumfest and the Jamaica Day concert.
Alkaline continues to push the boundaries of dancehall music with his innovative style and bold lyrics, cementing his place as one of Jamaica’s most exciting and controversial artists.