Sly5thAve is the brainchild of Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II, a talented multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and producer. He draws inspiration from his passion for hip hop and his profound knowledge of soul and jazz, resulting in refined compositions that showcase his musical aptitude.

Sly5thAve, alongside skilled MC and storyteller JSWISS, have together single-handedly crafted one of the dopest releases of 2022 - their 12-track album Somebody's Gotta Do It released via Tru Thoughts. Their collaboration effortlessly blends hip hop and jazz, and captures the lively spirit of impromptu performances at New York's jam sessions and open mic events.

Today's highlight - "Humble" serves as a tribute to perseverance and forbearance. With impeccable delivery and instrumental that feels inspired by 70s jazz music, "Humble" is a lesson for all of us.

The official music video which dropped yesterday is an ode to Sly's home - Texas.

posted by Ivo
February 2023