Sleep also known as "Sleepy Eyed Jones" was born just outside Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Growing up under two older brothers, 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 summers since he was a little boy. Before reaching the age of 16 Sleep made a few bad decisions, which resulted in him living on the streets. Feeling it was a time for a change Sleep moved to Detroit, and attended Central High School.
With hunger growing for rhyming, in 1997 Sleep meet three guys from the Eastside of Detroit, and formed the group "The Young Gunz" this was before Rocafella's Chris and Neef, (Not a Diss). Sleep auditioned and signed a six month contract with Inner Circle Entertainment. Feeling the descision he made was the wrong one, Sleep went solo. Performing at many open mics and amateur nights like Co-Co's house of comedy, Ebony Showcase, and Alvins. Residing on the Westside of Detroit off Linwood he built relationships with "Floss-Alot" as well as "Y-Nots".
In 2007 Sleep really stepped his game up lyrically. Feeling the time is now, Sleep linked up with "Giovanni" (from 105.9 Friday night cypher) together they started working on the album titled "Redefined Gangsta". On the album is a song called "Bang" featuring "Hustle" of Y.B.I as well as other known Detroit artist. Sleep then started focusing on his own album pushing his single "Everytime" (featuring Tiffany Morgan) all over the city getting a lot of positive feedback.
Sleep has since worked with a ton of artist and done countless shows around Michigan. He continues to stay focused working on new music daily and doing as many shows as he can. Sleep still remains independent and unsigned putting out all his music on his own, showing Detroit he is here to stay and a force to be reckoned with!
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