8th TSC specialist performs at ‘Sawed-Off Saturday’

| September 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

Story and Photo by
Sgt. Phillis White
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Spc. Jessie Singleton Jr. (right), HHC, 8th STB, 8th TSC, performs with another member of Sawed-Off Entertainment during “Sawed-Off Saturday,” at the Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks, Aug, 21.FORT SHAFTER — Spc. Jessie Singleton Jr., otherwise known as “UNO,” is a rapper who performed during an album release concert recently, at the Tropics Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks.

Singleton, a video teleconferencing technician with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, has been performing and writing lyrics since he was 8 years old. Beginning with the clarinet, Singleton’s continuous drive and the persistent push from his mother made him want more out of music. 

“I used to sing around the house all the time when I was younger,” Singleton said. “It has always been a passion of mine to do something in the music industry.”

The up-and-coming record company Sawed-Off Entertainment sponsored Singleton during a recently held concert, “Sawed-Off Saturday,” at the Tropics.

Singleton’s parents continue to support his music career. His dad told Singleton that if he wants to do something, then just do it. His mother, who was Singleton’s manager, supported him and pushed him to do more. 

“She knew what her son was capable of,” Singleton said, adding that his mother wanted success for her son just as much as he did.

While Singleton has been performing for awhile, he is always looking for that one outlet that can make him famous. 

“He is a real good guy,” said Sgt. Naron Young, a computer system detection repairmen with the 536th Maintenance Co., 45th Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th TSC. “We met at a show and became best friends right away, because of our love for music. He is really like a brother to me.” 

Recently married, Singleton knows he has to maintain a solid foundation for his family, and will continue to be a fulltime Soldier, for now.

“My ultimate goal is to make a career out of (rapping),” Singleton said. “I love the military, but everyone has dreams.”


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