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.................... .. .. Sleep , also known as " sleepy eyed jones" , was born just outside of Philadelphia , Pennsylvania .Growing up under two older brother's , sleep was raised around hip-hop , and learned to appreciate " good lyrics " , and crafty word play .At the age of 15 , Sleep wrote his first rhyme , realizing he had a gift. .. ..
Sleep visited his father, whom was born and raised in Detroit Michigan , Every few summer's , since he was a little boy . At the age of 16 Sleep made a few bad decisions, which resulted in him living on the streets .Feeling it was time for a change , Sleep moved to Detroit , and attended Central High. .. ..
With a hunger growing for music , in 1997 Sleep met three guys from the East Side of Detroit ,and formed the group " the young gunz " , this was before Roca fella's Chris and Neef , (not a diss ) . Sleep auditioned and signed a six month contract with Inner Circle entertainment . Feeling the decision made was the wrong one , Sleep left I.C.E .
Residing on the West Side Sleep built relationships with different artist & labels. 2007 Sleep made the decision to pursue a solo career . .. ..
Over the years Sleep has won seven talent shows , as well as been " runner up " in 2 major competitions sponsored by " Coors Light " & Heineken . Now 2014 roughly two hundred shows , features , single releases , and mix tape's later , Sleep is releasing his first LP titled " SLEEP DEPRAVATION " (featuring some of Detroit's most talented , as well as a few Industry artist) to let the Industry know he is here to stay , talented enough to be amongst the greats , & definitely " a force to be reckoned with .