Alkaline, Sean Paul – Gyalis Pro
Bartley began recording at the age of 16, and using the stage name Alkaline. He became popular in Jamaica in 2013 with a series of singles. His live shows have sometimes been controversial; In March 2015 he was hit by a bottle during a show in Florida, and in February 2016 was hit in the head by a bottle while on stage in St. Lucia, responding by throwing the bottle back at the offender.He became known for his distinctive look, with bleached skin, blond dreadlocks, and apparently tattooed eyes, which prompted others to follow suit, with Brooklyn rapper Mace being hospitalized after his eye became infected. It later emerged that Alkaline achieved his look by using contact lenses
Sean Paul was born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Garth and Frances. His mother is a well-known painter. His paternal grandfather is from a Jewish family that had emigrated from Portugal, and his paternal grandmother was Afro-Caribbean; his mother is of English and Chinese Jamaican descent. Sean Paul was raised as a Catholic. Many members of his family are swimmers. His grandfather was on the first Jamaican men’s national water polo team. His father also played water polo for the team in the 1960s, and competed in long-distance swimming, while Paul’s mother was a backstroke swimmer. Paul played for the national water polo team from the age of 13 to 21, when he gave up the sport in order to launch his musical career.