“I believe that there are many ways to get things done, but insist on doing them the right way”
With such a positive and professional mindset, Lester Rodell Smith Jr. AKA SR.Gent set out to develop an outstanding reputation for himself, on a quest to redefine the way the music industry works. His mission is to support and empower indie artists, allowing them to seize opportunities and gain knowledge to enhance their careers.
Lester is originally from Tucson, AZ, but also lived in Atlanta, before joining the army in 2007. Following two tours in Afghanistan, he was medically retired in 2014 later moving to Orlando, Florida, where he currently resides.
As an entrepreneur, artist and songwriter, he is inspired by artists the likes of Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson and Lyfe Jennings to create a powerful direct and edgy sound, echoing the golden age of music. His music is all about insightful lyrics, dense beats and great melodies. Besides working as a recording artist, known under the stage name of SR.Gent, he is also the owner of LTP INC, an independent record label.
SR.Gent is the proud and committed father of Lhyric Rylee Smith, but he also focuses on his music career with a lot of dedication and undying passion. In 2017, he graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. His debut album, a thought-provoking release titled “Contrarian” is set to be released June 29, 2022. Currently, Lester manages his record label LTP INC as a primary professional focus. In addition to being signed to his own label, he has 4 label mates, CashOnAble, Gutta Terantino, DTrick Tha Bandit, and Stefanello.