Metro Detroit’s own Sean Forbes is hitting some musical milestones and making history.
His new album “Little Victories” is about to break into the Billboard Top 200 which would make him the first deaf artist to do so.
Rapper Sean Forbes is the first deaf musician ever on the charts, topping No. 1 on Amazon for all genres, and No. 1 in the hip hop category both on Amazon and iTunes.
“Little Victories” – an album seven years in the making by Forbes and producer Jake Bass, but a lifetime of practice went into it for the artist who lost his hearing at 1-year-old to Spinal Meningitis.
“The only reason that I’m number 1 on the charts right now is because of the deaf community,” he said. “Without the deaf community that would not be possible. I am extremely thankful and grateful for that.”
It was a grassroots movement by the deaf community to catapult Sean to the top – and it’s worked. He’s bumping elbows on the charts with another Detroit rapper, Eminem.
“For me, Eminem is, and will always be the person, who opened the door,” Forbes said.
The door is wide open now and Forbes is toying with the idea of heading out on the road.
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