Emerging originally out of Brooklyn, New York, Sebastian Francis has graced the hearts and minds of artists and music enthusiasts alike. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Quincy Jones, Kanye West, and Jdilla, Sebastian has an understanding how his music can change the lives of people. His sole purpose for pursuing a career in music is to “create opportunities for those who want to create opportunities for others”. His dedication to his craft is less about achieving super-stardom (although) and more about living his life as a testament that success is attainable no matter the circumstances you are given.
I met Sebastian as he attended Columbia College Chicago majoring in Music Business Management and eventually dropped out. Even still, it was at Columbia where he gained a plethora of experience by working with various local artists in Chicago and learning the ins and outs of the business thanks to his instructors.
Potent, persistent, and ambitious, Sebastian Francis has conquered many fears which could have crippled him and some which could have ended his life. He lost his mother at the tender age of 11 which forced him to be self-sufficient very early on. He is the epitome of a nomad. He has lived in 6 different states in the past ten years. Some people don’t leave their county, let alone their street. Although it has benefited him and his sound, the path has been everything but easy. Before rooming with his fellow Newminati Nieman, Sebastian was homeless and sleeping on the streets and trains while still maintaining a fulltime job. His desire to be successful and his faith in God has kept him alive and focused on becoming one of the greatest musicians of all time. We are happy to have Sebastian as an Artist in Residence for The Brainiac Project and look forward to helping his music to have a platform to shine.
Raised on the East side of Chicago. Globally Local. Cheers!