JADE UPDATE: She’s knockin around Singapore somewhere, but this week, US rapper Silento is up for review.


Silento, AKA Ricky Lamar Hawk, is storming up the US charts this week with his debut single, Watch Me, sitting pretty at no.3 in the Billboard Hot 100.

So who is Silento?

Well he’s is a mere baby, aged just 17, born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 22nd, 1998. Silento, like many artists, started his career by putting his first tracks up on YouTube to see how they would fare – and it paid off. The teen was spotted on the video sharing site, offered a record deal and subsequently released his first high-hitting track, this year.

He is one to watch, being in the top three in the U.S. at aged 17 whilst still being a senior in High School; it’s no mean feat, so the sky is the limit for this Atlanta native.

Watch his debut single, aptly titled, ‘Watch me’, here: