2020 break-out dancehall artiste Rytikal who is signed to Eastsyde Records has been detained by the Bull Bay Police in St. Thomas after a car he was reportedly travelling in was searched by cops and an illegal firearm was found.
As reported by the Elletson Road Police Station, lawmen were patrolling an area in Bull Bay when they noticed several men acting suspicious, a search was subsequently carried out which lead to the seizure of a Taurus .380 firearm along with 12 rounds of ammunition.
The incident took place on Thursday, January 28th and Rytikal spent the night in lockup with an expectation to be charged or released today.
25-year-old Ryan McFarlane who is more commonly known as Rytikal is label mate with Skillibeng who he recently released a collab with called “ONE SYDE“.
Rytikal recently went on Jamaica’s most popular entertainment TV Show Onstage TV, while talking to Winford Williams, Ryan explained that his musical influence came from dancehall artistes such as that Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel and other dancehall greats are his inspiration hence he paid homage in his latest musical release titled 90s.
explains that he has a 90s flow however he speeds it up to match the current fast pace vibe in dancehall.
“Mi a do music long time still enuh” Rytikal explains that he had a bigger brother who always made music around him while he was just age 8 or 9, he highlights that he usually take his brother’s lyrics and deejay it at a younger age.
Rytikal details that his bigger brother is now an engineer in music something that he helped his brother to persue.
The young dancehaller states that he is from St.Thomas and went to high school but did not graduate, something he is still looking forward to doing.
Rytikal was born in 1995 states that he started making music professionally in 2016 at age 23.
He was next asked about Skillibeng, Rytikal replied stating that SKillibeng is his general because he is the one who brought him to Eastsyde Records, something he is grateful for.