Saturday 18 January, 2020

Unknown Gringo reps Montego Bay rise with 'Money Factory'

Unknown Gringo

Unknown Gringo

Montego Bay artiste Unknown Gringo is gunning for the top spot in dancehall. He has been gaining traction in recent months with a raft of hit songs including chart-riders like 'Money Factory' and 'Brawling Death' in recent weeks. 

Now, he has released a video for his latest release, “Money Factory” that is racking up thousands of views on YouTube.

“The video was released this week and it is doing very well, big up the producer Shabdon Records. My next project will be ‘Money Machine’ featuring Chronic Law, that has over 30,000 views so we will be doing a video for that soon,” Unknown Gringo said. 

He is also gearing up to release his first EP, “Rise of the Unknown Gringo” which will feature seven tracks, some of which will be previously unreleased tracks in July 2019.

The artiste has performed at a number of 'JB Outta West' shows in Montego Bay and Negril, as well as several events all over Jamaica. He is booked to appear on one of the shows of this years Britjam in Montego Bay. 

Music producers have begun to recognise the talent and are sending dope beats his way. Plus promoters have begun to bank on him as one of the wave of new artistes from Western Jamaica who are making their mark internationally in dancehall. 

Born Frantz Morris, No Face Unknown grew up in the crime-torn Flankers area of Montego Bay before his family moved to Trelawny. He started singing in church and even released a gospel song, which led to his taking the name 'Francheeno' and he began to work with several producers including Through Divine Productions for whom he recorded the popular 'All Night Long' and another label, Third Eye Records.

He established a working relationship with Must Rich Records and One Harmony Records which are based in the United Kingdom. Through those companies, he released songs including 'Open Your Eyes', 'Man Love So True' and Life Set a Way for Chiney K Records. 

He took a break from music to pursue his business interests. When he returned to the music industry in 2016, he adopted the No Face Unknown wearing a mask to disguise his face. The new image created a sensation in the media and the dancehall public and his career began to take off. He got a major hit with the single, 'Tank Up' and 'I Am the Chosen' and 'Bingo'. 

In 2018, he tweaked his name, calling himself 'Unknown Gringo' and got rid of the mask. He recorded several singles for independent record label, Chase Mills Records, including the club banger, 'Vroom Vroom', 'Cute Cute' and the bad man anthem, 'Brawling Death'.

He also recorded several singles under his own label, Desconocido Records. Recent singles include 'Money Factory' for Shabdon Records and 'Go Up' under the Chase Mills Records label. 

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