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Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Law student makes rap music a side project

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Sesame Sean, an aspiring rap artist, is a 23-year-old law major at Cerritos College.  As a kid growing up, his parents used to play music such as the Jackson Five and other Motown artists including Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

What people may not know about Sesame Sean is that he is actually the nephew of famed artist Sade. He hopes to reach the fame like his aunt did. He said, “one of my greatest inspirations is my aunt Sade, she is amazing, I love her. She has taught me that this (music) is a hard thing to do.”

Growing up to these great artists, he chose to pursue R&B and Hip Hop. He considers his music to be Hip Hop Soul because of his roots.

His album, entitled, “Relationship Mix Tape” is an R&B album and it focuses more on relationships and girls. This album, which will be released on May 6, consists of instrumentals taken from old records like Mary J. Blige, and others.

He added, “I get their music and put my own lyrics, is like I’m matching the same meaning and the chorus still remains. I’m also matching what they had, as far as the art behind it. I keep the hooks of the songs and rap around it; the one thing I don’t do is strip the song and demeans what the original artist has done.”

Another album that will be released on May 30 is entitled ‘The Chosen 1 mix tape,” a strictly Hip-Hop CD. With some profanity, Sesame refers it as “me coming like Moses, in a sense like bringing back something that’s been lost, the essentiality of hip hop from the street core side of things, with messages behind the songs.”

The people who inspire him are some of today’s artists like Nas, and Jay-Z, others artists that inspire him but are not with us anymore are 2pac, and Notorious B.i.G.

While he’s doing this as a side project, he is finishing school by taking acting classes and broadcasting classes. “I will be having my own radio show at Cerritos College called ‘New Age Hip Hop Show’ and it will start next week,” Sesame said.

The show will be on Thursdays from 1 pm – 2 pm and his radio name will be Johnny Crown. This show will be featured in the summer and the fall and will feature some of today’s music not heard before and it will have music from overseas and some underground music.

Another album that is currently on the works will be entitled ‘Se$ame Open Se$ame’ which will be out later this year.

More info on Sesame Sean you can visit http://WWW.G-SES.COM and
Another way to contact Sesame Sean is through his email, which is [email protected]

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