Bio- SILENT PARTNA
Born to a single mother during the early 80s in Prichard, AL, Silent Partna grew up enjoying music as any child his age would. He would soon discover that his love for music would evolve into a deeper interest. Some of his favorite artists during his adolescent years included Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Stevie Wonder, and Bobby Brown. Silent Partna's first major influence from music was his talented younger cousin, T Gaines, who was pursuing his dream of becoming a rapper. While it was more common for young African American males in his area to dream of becoming an NFL or NBA player, being a rapper was unheard of and stood out to Silent Partna. That was where his intrigue for music began. As Silent Partna's love for music grew, so did his respect for other genres of music. His initial influences were from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Nas, Outkast, and R Kelly.
During Silent Partna's junior year of high school, an opportunity presented itself for him to help two classmates locate a studio in the area but was unsuccessful. Within a few months, one of the classmates joined a group, Rags to Riches and put out a hit single, "Ride to the Wheels Fall Off", that was playing on local airways. Silent Partna was inspired and felt that if his classmate could do it, then he can do it as well. Two years later, Silent Partna found himself on the campus of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, AL where he helped form a record label (Rainmade Music) with Uri Horton (founder of the Uri Band). Rainmade Music worked exclusively with Timothy Mingo aka Bolodaproducer, Deceptaconz Productions, and DJ Stikuhbush. Silent Partna’s primary role was being an executive and managing the artists. He was also involved in the creative process for various artists in lending ideas and critiquing the final product before its release. This is where he was able to cultivate his craft and soon developed a passion for writing music.
After a 6-year run with his record label, Silent Partna stepped away from music and relocated back to Mobile, AL due to his mother’s health. With a 12-year hiatus, he found that he wasn’t fulfilled although grateful for his other accomplishments, outside of music. Over the years, his desire to pursue his passion of music through songwriting would increase, eventually leading him to risk losing everything. Silent Partna reached out to Black Nicholson of The Omen Agency in search of a vocalist to demo his songs to shop to targeted artists and labels. Black introduced him to Singer/Songwriter Jirou Street. On March 3, 2018, Silent Partna and Jirou Street started the process of demoing songs. After much thought, Silent Partna and Jirou Street decided to keep those songs and sell them independently on Silent Partna’s debut album, “Himalayan Summer" due to release in the summer 2019. “Himalayan Summer” is one of those must have, feel good albums with a clever blend of R&B, Trap Soul, and Rap, that will have you dancing on one track and engaging your mind on the next.