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Deaf Rapper Inks Record Contract

19 Jul

Sean Forbes, a 28-year-old deaf rapper and RIT/NTID alumnus, recently signed a contract with major record label The Bass Brothers – the label that discovered famous rapper Marshall “Eminem” Mathers.

Born in Rochester, Mich., Forbes was raised in Farmington Hills, a suburb of Detroit. Both of his parents were musicians, in addition to his mother working as vice president at her father’s trucking company, and Forbes’ father owning and managing a number of restaurants in the area.

“My dad is also one half of The Forbes Brothers, a country rock band, with my Uncle Denny,” said Forbes. With music in his blood, Forbes would not allow deafness to stand in his way.

Read the full story in the NTID newsroom