Dubbing himself Brooklyn’s Griot due to his natural storytelling abilities, Sean Hampton grew up listening to his mom spin soul legends Etta James and Al Green in their Bed-Stuy home. His passion for music led to the realization that he had a knack for songwriting, creating music at an early age for the school choir and at home with his mother, who adopted him as a baby. Born in the midst of the 1980s NYC hip-hop explosion, Sean naturally gravitated to the art form and knew he found his destiny.
Sean got serious about following his dreams immediately out of high school in 2005, releasing mixtapes and building buzz in the streets. As his credibility grew he was able to book more high profile performances, opening up for the likes of Maino and Papoose in 2007 & Jae Millz and Ron Browz the following year. In 2010, Sean shared the stage with rap legends Naughty By Nature and opened for Bronx rappers Oun P & Fred da Godson in 2011. This was followed by his single Wavin’ Da .44 (ft. Mysonne) getting press in Source Magazine and receiving airplay on New York’s Power 105.1 and New Jersey’s Streets 106.
Sean’s short-run debut EP, titled “Sean Hampton”, is destined to build off the momentum of his rising presence in the local and national hip-hop scene. The 8 tracks cement his claim as the griot, someone responsible for carrying on the lineage and rich history of his people through storytelling and song. Self-described as an “entertainer, storyteller, motivator and Hip-Hop Entrepreneur,” Sean plans to follow in the footsteps of Russell Simmons and Jay Z, the legends who inspire him to grow into his role as the next best business mind with dope lines.