Every ten seconds a sucker or a hustler is born. Nowadays every ten seconds a rapper is born. Every month or so, you can open up your favorite Hip-hop magazine and see countless new acts gracing the pages. The ages can range from diapers to boxers and the talent can range from wood to platinum. Rhyming words and slick metaphors can be any young kid's meal ticket out of the harsh reality of the ghetto. Welcome to Brownsville USA. The project buildings stand tall into the Brooklyn sky and the air is littered with loud music. Young men walk the streets with baggy clothes and big shirts in what looks to be like the neighborhood uniform. Just like the faces in this over populated section of Brooklyn, not every area is the same. In every light year or so, the ghetto gives birth to something completely different and unexpected. In this light year Brownsville has given birth to star MC, Barrington. Christmas came a little early for his Jamaican born parents when Barrington was born in Brookdale hospital on December 11th. From his first cry they new something special was going to happen. Fast forward past the dirty diapers, countless studio sessions, nay- sayers and all the etceteras and stop on the steps of a three family house on Hopkinson Avenue. The first thing you will notice is Barrington's attire. There are no baggy jeans or an oversized sweater draping over his slim frame. Instead you will find a neatly dressed, dark skinned, baby faced star. 'People tend to focus too much on the way I dress and my name. The first thing that comes to their mind is the reggae artist Barrington Levy' Indeed Barrington is heavily influenced by reggae. His family background consists of Jamaicans. 'Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, The Heptones, Bounty killer and a whole lot more reggae artists inspired me as a kid.' It would have come to no shock if Barrington would have picked up the mic and started recording dancehall tunes, instead rap was destined to be his meal ticket. With the startup of a new label casually called 'WHATEVER' entertainment and a Freshman EP on the market accordingly called: 'Hopkinson Ave.' The world will now know who Barrington is! 'The EP is crazy', says Barrington. 'Dvo Desilva produced most of the material on the album. He is truly one of the best producers in the game right now.' With every person on the planet rushing to the fore- front to own the title CEO, Barrington assures us that title is taken seriously. 'My Partner, Lawrence Wallace and I use that title very honorably. We built a dream that is slowly becoming reality.' 'Everybody screams out their here to change the game but when you hear their album it's nothing different. My next album is indeed different.' Barrington will very truly be a trend- setter and not a trend follower. 'Hopkinson Ave.' The EP is a true testament to his above statement! 'You can't compare it to nothing out there. I'm setting my own standard and plateau.'
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