MY NAME IS CLEPH.AM A SINGER AND SONGWRITER.I LOVE WRITING AND SINGING R AND B.THE ONE THING THAT I LOVE ABOUT R AND B IS THE FEEDBACK I GET KNOWING THAT PEOPLE LOVE OR LISTEN TO MY KIND OF MUSIC.YOU CAN SAY THAT I MIX R AND B WITH HIP HOP.MY GOAL IS DO WORK WITH AS MANY PRODUCERS,SONGWRITERS AND RAPPERS AS POSSIBLE.I HAVE MY OWN TYPE OF MUSIC THAT I WROTE FOR MYSELF,HOPING ONE DAY I WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE FOR OTHERS WITH THE SAME DRIVE THAT I HAVE TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC
My name is Muhammad Rashid better know as CLEPH The Cosigner. Born on May 7, 1983 in La Guardia hospital in Queens New York. I was raised in Fort Greene Brooklyn for most of my life. My parents separated when I was very young. When they spit it was just my single mother, 3 sisters and my older brother. With my father gone I didn't have much of a male-role model in my life. I was the second oldest of the house which left me with most of the responsibilities being that my brother was out doing his own thing on the streets. I was mostly homeward bound for most of my childhood, because my mother saw the path my brother was leading and did not want me to follow suit.
Living in Brooklyn was no walk in the park, I needed to turn to something that Fort Greene had not offered at the time. My savior from the streets was music. Day after day I listened to the radio listening to my favorite artists. I was very unknowledgeable about the great gift I had and insisted on sounding like or mimicking the artists on the radio. After a while I realized that I had a gift and with much practice I revealed to myself and others that I can sing. When I began singing, DRU HILL was my biggest inspiration that I admired most. There popular song WERE NOT MAKING LOVE quickly persuaded me that this is the dream I wanted to chase.
I wrote my first song whe
n I was in high school called Take it Slow, shortly after that I collaborated my own R&B group DISTINCTION. This group consisted of me and some of my closest friends. Our dreams were high for this song and preformed at any venue that gave us a chance to sing. After a while things went south with the group and we decided to put an end to DISTINCTION, for reasons that would have altered the success of the group. After much thought and consideration I decided to become my own voice and become CLEPH the soloist.
The name CLEPH is from a tattoo I have. I named myself after it because a treble clef is the begging of any musical piece, and I believe I am the beginning to a bright future in music. As far as the spelling goes, I choose C-L-E-P-H as the spelling because I try being as creative and original as possible and I thought It would be a nice twist to the spelling. Out of all the artist that are successful today I can most relate with NE-YO because he incurred and lived almost the same situations I have prevailed through and he is following his dream just like I am I hope to be as great as him one day.
Over the years I have written about 50 songs and some feature a lot of underground talent as well. I have worked with many underground labels such as, Next level, S-or
iginal", and " the composers In a nut shell I want my music to send a message out to others that have never been sent before. Song writing and singing have become my life, and without it I don t know what or where I would be today. First and foremost I want to than god for livening me such a skill I had no Idea I had before. I want to be remember for years to come as the man that changed the face of music. For now I ll take it one song at a time.
YES I DO PERFORM LIVE,AS MANY TIMES AS I CAN.ANYWHERE MY MUSIC IS ACCEPTED.I LOVE IT ALOT,WOULDNT GIVE IT UP FOR ANYTHING.CAN THINK OF NONE RIGHT NOW.
MY MUSICIAL INFLUENCES IS SISQO AND NEYO.DRU HILL WAS THE GROUP THAT MADE ME WANT TO DO MUSIC AFTER WATCHING THEIR VIDEO "WHERE NOT MAKING LOVE".NEYO CAUSE HE IS WHERE I WANT TO BE AS A SINGER AND SONGWRITER,WRITING FOR OTHERS
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Working on my DEBUT MIXTAPE THE CONFESSION BOOTH (MIXTAPE) VOL. 1