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Written by Darren Teruel

For Dominican rapper Sence, life is about using good judgement - whether in the streets, on stage or in the boardroom.
Born Rafael Sanchez in Bushwick on Christmas Day, 1978. Rafael grew up with his father and grandmother but, because his dad worked "like a peasant for $5 an hour for ten years," essentially, it was his abuela who raised him.
As a pre-teen, Sence struggled to stay clear of the omnipresent and alluring street life.
"I tested the waters at an early age, but got out quick, "he recalls.
The door to the thug lifestyle was nailed shut in 1995 when his older cousin Carlos was murdered by so-called friends in the drug trade.
The streets no longer seemed like his answer.
Instead, the decided to embrace music.
The rapper, who impresses with his flair for storytelling and ablity to convey emotion, plans to release his debut "Dollars Make Sence" this spring on the indie label Triple Threat.



Redaccio El Especial
Sence es Dominicano y rapero y si uno le pregunta como es eso de que un dominicano cante reggaeton, el responde riedose, que eso no es lo unico fuera de lo comun que tampoco sabe jugar beisbol, que por el contrario juega basket. Asi que este simpatico joven lleno de talento de ganas de salir adelante se ha lanzado profesionalmente como rapero y tiene los ojos de su familia, de sus amigos y hasta de algunos promotores puestos sobre sus hombros. "Para ser cantante habia una linea que debia cruzar y es muy fuerte, porque cuando dije" Voy a dar el salto! mucha se gente - empezando por mi papa - se asusto. Y no era para menos porque Sence tenia una carrera hecha en el mundo de la publicidad pero su pasion por la musica es mas fuerte.
"Siempre me gusto el hip-hop, el rap, el R&B, En los ochenta y en los noventa era fanatico de estos generos. Empece a rapear, a escribir miscanciones, a cantar y me siento feliz. Creo que hoy en dia no tengo vuelta atras. Es un salto importante, pero la musica s lo mio y tenia que darme la oportunidad de probar mi talento."
La primera produccion de este joven dominicano se llama "Ride Wit Me" y para Sence es "el inicio de una larga ruta, donde habre altos y bajos, pero donde voy con todo apostando siempre al exito, porque no quiero retroceder un solo paso.
Estoy dispuesto a conquistar una audiencia variada, porque mi musica es variada. Hay temas romanticos y tambien de discoteca, hay de todo y para todos, porque la musica es asi para todos." - EL ESPECIAL


RIDE WIT ME - single (EP)
OH YEAH - single



With a fire in his belly SENCE is poised on the edge of stardom as hip-hop’s next great lyricist.  This poet arrived on the scene in the early 90’s and has been pounding the pavement ever since.  Recognized for mixing intelligent lyrics and innate rhythms SENCE has created a sound that is unmistakably his own.  His dynamic performances have earned him the opportunity to open shows for such talent as Busta Rhymes, Trina, Da Band and Fat Joe. 

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, SENCE spent five formable years living in the beautiful town of Moca, Dominican Republic. This influential time added enormous character to his personality, instilling an appreciation for the value of hard work and loyalty.  As a result, SENCE’S friendships are rock-solid, his work ethic impressive and his drive is relentless. Needing to experience firsthand the more unusual side of life, SENCE reaches heightened or exalted states through his passion, music. He pushes his abilities and talents to the outer edge and goes that extra mile for his career.  At the same time SENCE has found balance, an illusive skill to most dedicated artists. This humble soul, both on a professional and personal level, has learned to savor moments, relax and sometimes even bask in the glow of his achievements; not an easy task for a man that is unlikely to grow complacent over the quality of his work.

SENCE is a force to be reckoned with; a focused artist with a head for what it takes to make it in this industry and the talent to take him to the top of his craft.