Sean Strange was Born Sean Michael Gillen in Queens, New York. He is an American hip hop artist known mostly for his extreme honest lyrics and distinctive voice. Even though he started writing lyrics and learning to produce beats at the age of 13, he has been developing himself on a serious level for the past 10+ years. From the year 2008 to the present day Sean has released 14 projects including 3 in chain stores worldwide. Today he finds himself a seasoned independent artist and label owner with over 500 live shows under his belt since the year 2008 including concerts & touring throughout Europe, Canada & the United States. In addition to his wealthy show resume, Sean has been part of and responsible for the sale of over 100,000 records worldwide and 15 Million + views on You Tube based on his solo effort and collaborations with Snowgoons, D12, Papoose, Kool G Rap, Saigon & more. Some of his fans relate to him on a level where they have tattooed his name, lyrics or artwork on their bodies.
In 2010 he released his debut solo album “Street Urchin” to critical acclaim. The album, independently released, was the culmination of his years of hard work and development as a solo artist. The album sold 10,000+ copies worldwide and enabled Sean to embark on his first international tour, making stops throughout Europe and Canada. This release was highlighted by the video for his lead off single “Walk The Line” placing second in MTVU’s “Freshman” competition.
In 2013 he released a full length album with hip hop legend and pioneer PMD of the world famous rap group EPMD titled “Welcome To The Goondox” which is in stores right now with over 10,000 units sold. This album led to increased exposure and acclaim for Sean’s lyrical and songwriting abilities. He once again toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe, highlighted by opening for the multiplatinum selling hip hop group D12’s Northeastern US tour.
While attending to the business side of music, Sean made time to release two free album releases in 2012 and 2014 titled “Truth Serum” and “Subliminal Facebook Comments” to further the momentum and exposure he gained from his previous releases. Both albums have garnered tens of thousands of downloads.
Sean is now gearing up to release the new full-length album for which he teamed up with producer Mighty Fuzz Young titled “Return From Rejection” on April 21st 2015. The single for the album “Independence Day” was released July 2014 and the video was added to MTV JAMS rotation. The single also peaked at #4 on the national College Radio charts in the United States.Based on his success up to this point Sean was highlighted and invited to Sway In The Morning on Shade 45 as well as other Sirius XM shows. Following the new album he will be executive producing a full-length project for Swifty McVay of the world famous group D12 from Eminem’s Shady Records. It’s safe to say we will see big things from this man in the near future, especially now being the owner of his own record label titled “Nah Bro Entertainment” which he founded with his blood brother Jay Gill.