Uptown Manhattan Native started writing his own music in 2001, and has not stopped. He gave himself the Moniker "Gleams" after he compared the meaning of the word to his dream, which is becoming a premier hip hop artist, thus signifying a sudden shine of light. Gleams hit the New York music scene in 2006 as a Rap artist and Song Writer. You can't categorize his music but it is described to have a down to earth tone, with above average lyrical content, also possesses creative concepts, with captivating versatility according to his vast listeners ranging from the inner city suburbs of New York. Gleams has been Releasing a Freestyle a week which will lead to his follow up and second mixtape "The Citizenship" which is due Spring 2009.