#TNM TAGGED ARTIST & MUSIC BUSINESS PRO
Academician Level #TNM Member 2018
Lester Smith aka SR.Gent
Known for his depth of words, electrifying delivery,
and one-of-a-kind, attention-grabbing melodies Lester Rodell SmithSr. has taken his unwavering love for music to new levels.
An early respect for West Coast “gangster rap” artists such as “NWA” and his all time favorite artist “Tupac Shakur” fed his creative fire and led him to began writing creatively at age 13.
Various "hardships" hit this young artist during his childhood. On of these hardships was the unfortunate loss of his mother to suicide at age six. Most people come to a place in life where they meet events that are in no way within their control yet have a major effect on their existence. We choose only get to choose one thing during these epic life events and that is "how we will react. That decision will lead us down a road for the better or the worse. Lester to chose, a path of improvement for not only himself, but his family as well. He made a promise to strive for a better life daily, which is what he strives for with passion, determination and unwavering focus.
Lester also known as "SR.Gent" was enlisted in the U.S. Army during 2007, serving in Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan. It wasn’t until 2013 that SR.Gent started writing and recording music.
#TNM IS PROUD TO SUPPORT THIS YOUNG ARTIST, WRITER, PRODUCER, ENTREPRENEUR AND COMMUNITY LEADER.
WE HONOR & GIVE THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE LESTER.
- #TNM #SALUTE
Currently, SR.Gent is the Owner of L.T.P. Inc, an independent record label. This independent artists in independent FOR REAL! He has signed himself and several others to this new and innovative company. L.T.P Inc has been deemed a #TNM Ethical Music Business, as it has set #TNM S.A.M.I.E. standards for transparency in finance, personal responsibility for performance artist well-being and education. The company is a small business, but it's savvy leadership has set the company well on its way to a grand future. We highly recommend this company for any up and coming music artist.
After one meeting and a simple quick glance at his list of accomplishments, the executives at #TNM understood that the standards we hold for proving focus, determination, attitude, responsibility to community, organizational skills, professionalism and talent were obvious! This artists was placed after only a few months into the Year Two #TNM Academician Program. A program most #TNM members never MAKE it into and until the recent decision to make #TNM "more public", most members never even knew about!
Lester graduated from the esteemed “Berklee College of Music” in 2017. While managing a record label and building a music career are passionate goals for the artist, being a full-time father is his primary focus. This would have rung as an issue in the Music Industry of Old, however in this this day an age it is another testament to this young mans ability to commit and take ownership of his own path.
We feel this young artist is , a father, a leader, a solid business mind, a talented writer, performer and a visionary.
#TNM is proud to add him to this years Roster of amazing members and we gladly support his career!
To learn more about this talented young man go to https://www.ltptheteam.com
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