Gringo makes case for youths

Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Montego Bay-based deejay Unknown Gringo feels juveniles who commit misdemeanours should be incarcerated with hardened criminals.

“If you check the system, you will realise that juveniles commit opportunistic crimes out of hunger and desperation because their mom may not be working and can't afford certain things. When they go into the system, they link with hardened criminals and become even better criminals,” Unknown Gringo, whose real name is Frantz Morris, said.

“The system needs to recognise more youths who can be saved the first time they get picked up; mentor them, give them skills to survive, show them a better way, it is the only way to really stop crime, show the youths another way,” he continued.

He spoke about the Montego Bay situation.

“Montego Bay just needs more working opportunities and more skills training for the youths. Not everybody can be an artiste, or a footballer or work in tourism, the community needs plumbers, skilled construction workers, painters, so that people can make a living and even export that talent overseas. MoBay is our city and as the music rise, we as artistes can also employ road managers, street promo teams, audio engineers and contribute to the society,” he said.

Unknown Gringo has been gaining traction in recent months with a raft of hit songs including chart-riders like Money Factory and Go Up for Chase Mills Records in recent months.

He has released a video for Money Factory which is racking up on YouTube.

He is also gearing up to release his first EP, Rise of the Unknown Gringo, in July which will feature seven tracks.

He is booked to appear on one of the shows Britjam in Montego Bay and Hague Agricultural show in March.

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