Lester Smith AKA SR.Gent is originally from Tucson, AZ, but also lived in Atlanta, before joining the army in 2007. Following two tours in Afghanistan, he was medically retired in 2014 later moving to Orlando, Florida, where he currently resides.
As an entrepreneur, artist and songwriter, he is inspired by artists the likes of Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and Andre 3000 to create powerful direct and edgy sounds, echoing the golden age of music. His music is all about insightful lyrics, dense beats and great melodies, which truly resonate with the audience. Besides working as a recording artist, known under the stage name of SR.Gent, he is also the owner of LTP INC, an independent record label.
SR.Gent is the proud and committed father of Lhyric Rylee Smith, but he also focuses on his music career with a lot of dedication and undying passion. In 2017, he graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His debut album, a thought-provoking release titled “Canorous Camisado” is an example of the artist’s incredible versatility and utmost flexibility, breaking all the conventions and incorporating many different influences.
Currently, Lester manages his record label LTP INC as a primary professional focus. In addition to being signed to his own label, he has 4 label mates on the label, CashOnAble, Gutta Terantino, DTrick Tha Bandit, and Stefanello. Get familiar with the LTP family at Ltptheteam.com
You can listen to the single here- https://open.spotify.com/track/3e4pt3VzIOcJO7FeEXy57X?si=7QFCVxxGShm1nsi1HoIgGA
ESSEX TV & INTERVIEW
KB: Thanks for coming through SR.Gent. First things first, how would you describe your sound?..
I describe my sound as a blend of all that I’ve enjoyed. Meaning that fans will hear remanence of country, pop, rock, elm, and rap when listening to my catalog.
KB: And of course you have a new project coming out ’Sunshine Paradigm’ . Tell us about that and the process involved in creating it?
Creating Sunshine Paradigm was an amazingly good time. I recorded the songs over the course of a year and 2 months. This was done because for each song I got the instrumental and mix/master done by The Legion at a rate of a 1 month, because I am a platinum level member of their subscription service.
KB: What are some of the themes and concepts you included on this project?
The only theme for the project is that each song is perfect for dropping the top and riding on a sunny day. The vision I held in mind while creating it was one of hot days growing up in Tucson, Az.
KB: The song has since garnered quite a good reception on . What has the reception to “Sunshine Paradigm” been like on your end?
I have got great feedback from my peers and industry professionals who say that this project is going to change my life.
KB: Any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
I can’t name any one band or artist, but growing up living in different states, and spending 8 years in the army I was exposed to a wide range of music, and to this day listen to multiple genres.
KB: What are your hopes for the new single ‘Sunshine Paradigm’?
I am hoping that Get Loose is well received by the industry and the fans of the grammy award winning featured artist Constantine. This track will be the first single of my career.
KB: What can you tell us about your plans for the rest of 2019?
2019 is closing with a bang, as market and promote Get Loose leading to the release of Sunshine Paradigm on Feb 24, 2019.
KB: What message do you have for your fans out there?..
That love is the only way forward, regardless of the problem.
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