Jeary Sylves
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Jeary Sylves

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop Soul




"From Fan to Performer: Jeary Sylves Journey to the A3C Hip-Hop Festival Stage"

Blending his love for poetry, teaching, and music, hip-hop artist Jeary Sylves offers a deeper look into the soul. After playing the 2013 A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA, Sylves went on to headline the Dunkxchange Sneaker Festival in Hawaii. More recently, Sylves has been working on his upcoming release, Abstract Expressionism. Through personal hardships and balancing a career as a college educator and musician, Sylves let us in on how his passions and dedication to inspiring others drive him to create.

Aside from being a musician, you're a full-time college educator. That's fantastic. Has teaching always been a passion like music?
Teaching and education in the traditional sense was something I surely had to grow into, and over time, a passion developed which is in part due to being in the environment and being an active participant in what I was charged to do. I believe what made it easy is that I have always had a love for people and creating or affecting change in them. The medium I use to do so just happens to be music. Working with students and being able to help them identify their own passions is quite rewarding.

When you think about musical influences, who comes to mind?
Lauryn Hill. The Miseducation... released in 1998. I was in the seventh grade, and I just remember thinking this is how I want to spend my life. She embedded so much of her soul into the music, and I wanted to create that same feeling in someone else. Also Kanye, Common, Mos Def, the Roots, Eric Roberson, Solange, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cooke.

You mentioned your mother passed away before she was ever able to see you perform – I'm so sorry for your loss. What do you think she'd say to you now with all the success you're building?
I know she would be proud of me – to know that I had stayed the course regardless of how difficult it became over time. I take comfort in knowing that every day I'm striving to live out the dreams I always said I would as a child, and feeling that infinite love and support even in her absence.

Last year, you got the opportunity through Sonicbids to play the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, GA. What was that experience like?
It was such an amazing moment for me both creatively and personally. I had attended the year before as fan, and I was able to really soak up the atmosphere and network. To be able to come back the following year as a performer and share the stage with artists I had watched before... there's really nothing like it. My sister drove down from Indiana the morning of. It was a humbling experience.

Why did you decide to join Sonicbids? What are your favorite things about being a Sonicbids artist?
I decided to join Sonicbids because I felt it was a way to take my career to the next level and be taken more seriously by industry professionals. My favorite thing about being a Sonicbids artist is being able to have access to artist advice. There's so much content and valuable information for artists on the indie track, as well as access to some of the top gigs throughout the country. Being a part of Sonicbids is like having a management company working for you and helping to shape your success.

When can we expect to hear new material from you?
I'm in the final stages of wrapping up my current project now. It's definitely coming sometime this spring. Abstract Expressionism is really just a sonic blending of where I'm at creatively right now. I look it at as a transitioning of sorts, and the nuances that come with growing as an artist and a person. I recently quit my job and bought a one-way ticket to NYC to continue my journey as an artist. Abstract Expressionism represents a great deal of that. - Kathleen Parrish

"A3C Artist's to Watch"

"Jeary! is one of those lyrical rappers where the passion just pours out of his words. Below is one of my personal favorites from him, For Dolo!. If you don’t have his classic mixtape Jeary! For Dolo". - Lauren Lo

"Writing For my Life"

The multi talented Spoken word poet and singer Jeary! has released his new album Jeary For Dolo! as a “name your own price” release.This project is definitely worth your attention (in addition to your money), not only for the production features from the likes of Hannibal King and Vanilla or the guest verse from Big Pooh but because the brother actually put some time and effort into this. Recorded in memoriam to the loss of his mom, this is an emotion filled release that should place Jeary! squarely on your radar -

"Spoken Word With Jeary Sylves"

Jeary Sylves paved his way in the hip hop industry by showcasing his unique poetry and spoken word game at open mic nights throughout Phoenix. Fast forward a few years later and Sylves has worked with the most influential rappers in the game; Rapper Pooh and Def Poets Blackice & Shihan. Sylves has just released his latest project, ‘Jeary For Dolo.’ He reveals what he has learnt from collaborating with artists,’ why his album ‘Jeary For Dolo,’ captivates the real him, and his dream of one day touring Australia and London. -

"Jeary For Dolo"

"Although this album (Jeary For Dolo) as a whole is another stepping stone in the progress for his full career, it is in fact a growth in the the right direction of further molding for someone who refuses to be anyone else but himself. It has a little bit of everything in it for the lovers, fighters, emcees and the occasional party starters". -

"Jeary! "Think You Do""

Want to listen to a new song from a multitalented indie buzzmaker? I Think You Do; therefore, I’m proud to present the latest single from Jeary! (The exclamation point is part of his name, but I’m also really excited about this.) Nu Vintage lives up to his moniker on the production tip, crafting a beat that feels fresh and contemporary, yet soulfully old-school. Over the understated instrumental, the Hey Girl auteur offers a powerful illustration of his versatility; after crooning his way through half the record’s running time, he suddenly switches hats and showcases his skills as an emcee. Abstract Expressionism is slated to drop independently this fall. In the meantime, of course, we’ll keep you supplied with the latest singles from this promising up-and-comer. - DJ Booth.Net

"Jeary! "Hey Girl""

It takes a special kind of woman to roll with an artist like Booth newcomer Jeary!. On his latest single, however, the Phoenix-repping rhymesayer thinks he might have found the one. Over Sammy Nichs’ smooth yet driving, string-laced production, the artist ponders his future with the shawty in question. Feeling it? More awaits on the artist’s Jeary! For Dolo LP. - DJBooth.Net

"More Than Words Can Say"

an ASU graduate of 2010 who received a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Business and Music, to the stage, the crowd welcomes home their beloved poet. He is now working on his first neo-soul hip-hop album. Payne does a sorrowful piece on losing his mother to cancer and his depiction of loss moves the entire room and brings some to tears. The crowd responds in a standing ovation.. - Ayesha Harrison

"Jeary Sylves"

"I’m looking forward to see the growth in this one y’all!" - Ms. CLV


Abstract Relaxation 2014 (single)

Think You Do 2014 (single)

Jeary For Dolo! (2012)

"Hey Girl" Featuring Rapper Big Pooh (Power98.3 KKFR The Pulse With Yaya Martinez)

#Everydayj (2011)

Midnight Maruader: Late Night Thoughts (2010)



So, here I am.. In New York City.

Today marks a month I've been here and away from all traces of normal and comfortable that I've grown much accustomed to over the last 10 years of experiencing life in Phoenix. I know it's been a month because my metro card has expired and now requires another purchase of $113.00 to sustain my ability to travel throughout the city on an unlimited cycle of fares until the next month comes...  I'm here and I mean I'm actually here living, breathing, freezing! But most of all I'm here dreaming. I now exist in a world of my own doing (and of course God's) this has become my version of The Matrix. This dream like state I'm in is due to years and years of waiting and thinking, creating and even crying some dying along the way too just to make it to this point. However, this is very real. A slight chuckle I often lend to myself as I move from one location to the next on this vast grid they call an island. I laugh because this all a bit surreal still to me and for all I know I may feel this way for some time to come.

I gave it all up to be here, I gave up my job with its security, benefits and direct deposit hitting my Chase account every two weeks. I gave up friends, family, students and co-workers who over the span of 3 years feel more like loved ones. I gave up blooming relationships that had the potential to bare fruit.. I gave up my earthly possessions my Tv and video game consoles my shoe collection with all of my coveted Retro Jordans and many things truthfully never needed. I gave up my car. Candice the Acura TSX with the letter "FRESH" on the back. I gave up the ability to visit my mothers grave and now wishing I had spent a little more time doing so than I did.


That which I have gained in exchanged is in fact far more exciting and liberating.

I've gained the freedom and the ability to choose my own way. To alter my course and manipulate the trajectory of my future! This however, is not without some costs but I know this feeling in the pit of my stomach tells me this is where I'm suppose to be. I was not given a chance but it was a chance I took for myself and that decision has made all the difference. 

I have embarked on the next great adventure of my life and for however long this experience last I know that who I am and who I'll become on the other side will be due to the grand impact of this this experience and everything it has to offer me as an artist and writer, musician, poet and creative.

"Jeary Sylves" has opened for such artist as: Dwele, Bilal, Lupe Fiasco, Emilio Rojas, OverDoz, Sir Mikey Rocks, Miguel, Tanya Morgan and Blackalicious. He has also shared the stage with esteemed poets the likes of: Blak Ice, Amanda Diva, Shihan, Mums, Jessica Care Moore, Abyss, Talaam Acey & Truth B. Told.

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