Born in the “deep south,” Sleepy Will has mastered the art of making a “real” song. He was born in the state of Mississippi, but raised in the streets of Chicago. There he witnessed firsthand what real street life is. With numerous battle scars and unparalleled street sense, Sleepy Will truly is “The Voice of The Streets.”
Sleepy Will has been producing hot songs for the past 10 years and has worked hard to become respected as a true M.C. His latest single “Quite Like You” is currently featured in Ice Cube’s new movie “Janky Promoters” starring Ice Cube, Mike Epps, Young Jeezy, and Lil J.J. from Comedy Central. “Quite Like You” is also featured in The CW’s hit television drama Melrose Place.
He has shared the stage with major recording artist Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball and MJG, Fiend, Boo The Boss Player, Bone Crusher, and David Banner to name a few. His influences are UGK, 2 Pac, Scarface, 8ball, Outkast, Ice Cube, Nas, and T.I.
Sleepy Will now resides in Richmond, California where he continues to press hard and is destined to become one of the greatest “Who’s Ever Done It.”
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In 1996 Sleepy Will, along with a few high school friends, formed the now legendary group N.C.D. which stands for “Niggaz Cauzin Drama” in Jackson, Mississippi. N.C.D. was first discovered by Daryl Eaton the owner of Black Diamond Entertainment the summer of 1998. At that time his label only had one artist signed, Boo Rossini, who is now signed to Young Jeezy’s C.T.E. Music.
Daryl Eaton took Sleepy Will and N.C.D. under his wing and began the art of teaching the group how to record on a professional level. They released their first tape, “Who Is N.C.D.,” later that year and it instantly became a hood classic. Although the group received recognition as one of the top new acts in their city, creative differences ultimately led N.C.D. into parting ways with Black Diamond Entertainment and perusing their dream of owning their own independent record label.
In 2000 N.C.D. released their debut album “Mass Manipulation Presents N.C.D.” and experienced moderate success, selling more than 12,000 copies (out the trunk) within the first few months of the project’s release. During that time Sleepy Will immersed himself in the “ins and outs” of the music business and quickly emerged as the leader of the group which consisted of six members.
In 2002 N.C.D. released their third album, “The Ten Tyrants,” which also experienced moderate success, but due to members constantly going in and out of prison it was decided that the members who were the most dedicated to music would pursue solo careers.
In 2006 Sleepy Will moved to San Francisco, California and began to study film at The Academy of Art University.
In 2008 Sleepy Will decided to record his solo project entitled “The Legacy” which is still being promoted heavily to this day.
In 2011 Sleepy Will released his first mixtape entitled “West Coast Mobbin’ vol 1″ for promotional purposes. To date, Sleepy Will has given away over 20,000 physical copies of this project for free.
Learn more about Sleepy Will on his Official Artist Website.