Washington DC, USA – When it comes to the Music industry, singers, songwriters, producers, musicians and artists come from diverse fields and backgrounds. Though every artist adds a unique value to the music industry, what makes them successful in the end is their passion for music and their ability to connect with their audience. One such talented artist that the music industry has been gifted with is The Great Slashby. Known as a songwriter, talent manager and executive producer, Slashby’s unique talent in the music industry is laudable.
Born in Monrovia, Liberia, Slashby, had to move to America as young as six years old with family, escaping the two decades of civil war. It was the artist’s resilience and the hope for a better future that shaped Slashby not only as a great person but also as a great songwriter, producer and talent manager. Slashby started the musical journey by getting lessons in a spare room of an accomplished musician, who had then retired and decided to impart the musical skills and tools to nurture the new talents. From playing the flute in junior years of school to making an ensemble and then later performing for the Prime Minister of Canada in high school, Slashby has never looked back. The musician, at a very early age, learned to play an array of musical instruments including, saxophone, bass drum and timpani while, writing rhymes instead of doing homework because of which, today, Slashby can create new music and get pro at Rnb.
Slashby has always strived to get better at music while setting a lot of personal records in the way. One of those records includes winning the PEPSI Hot Import emcee battle in Philadelphia. The same fall when the artist won, Slashby got enrolled in Howard University and joined Phi Bets, Sigma Fraternity Inc., Alpha Chapter and also got acquainted with Deontre Blayz. The duo later became a great force to reckon with in the music industry. Slashby has been associate with some great names in the industry including, Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Fort Minor, and Linkin Park and also created Motley Management in 2008.
The artist has co-written and co-produced with Brooklyn Songstress Ophelia Cache and worked on Albums including “All Things Blue” and also produced the second single “Brooklyn”. After taking a hiatus from the music industry after the loss of Slashby’s grandparents, in 2019, Slashby met Cheakaity and become the poster boys for the new sound of the DC Area and has recently won the Soul Album of the Year Award for “Grown Man” by Cheakaity in 2021 WAMMIES AWARD. Slashby envisions to keep creating new music and getting better in this art. More about Slashby’s music can be found at Instagram (@thegreatslashby) and Cheakaity.com.
Hailing from Monrovia, Liberia, Slashby is a songwriter, talent manager and executive producer. Starting musical journey at a very young age, the Howard Alum began the songwriting and management career working with A Brooklyn artist and Howard University student named Deontre Blayz. Today, Slashby has some great upcoming projects and album releases from Cheakaity, all set create new hits in the industry.