Sickle cell survivor and advocate, Sleepy Wonder is a Grammy nominated reggae/hip hop giant. Sleepy has been involved in music since the tender age of 12 and has been involved in producing and making music ever since. His music is played all over the globe and he has a very consistent following. Sleepy is also an award-winning producer & CEO of his independent record company, NO CHOICE MUSIC GROUP. Sleepy tours with THIEVERY CORPORATION, based in DC. Which owns an indie record company ESL music. Sleepy tells me; “these guys have taken me across the world and beyond!”
I asked sleepy if he has ever met other people with sickle cell during his travels , he tells me he has met Prodigy from mob deep and T-boz from TLC. These are two very famous people living and being successful even though they have a debilitating Dis-ease.
Sleepy’s influences are his life experiences also his kids who also have SC and SS, he says to me “ I live through them.” Making music also helps him to coupe with Sickle Cell. Sleepy’s biggest influences are; Bob Marley, Thievery Corporation, Shinehead, Jackson Five, and all the Motown Greats.
Sleepy Wonder is always working in the lab(studio) and constructing his record company. All while touring the world with THIEVERY CORPORATION, and promoting their album "Culture Of Fear" Released June 28th 2011 On ESL MUSIC. Sleepy still finds the time to work on his independent projects, by signing new artists and producing them in a major way. NO CHOICE MUSIC GROUP is being distributed by BMG Chrysalis US Sleepy Wonder's upcoming album “Geometric Echoes” is due in stores August 2012. Currently Sleepy told me is seriously thinking about producing an album about living with sickle cell anemia.