Sly Johnson, present on the French scene for more than 20 years, is a singer, beatboxer, rapper, DJ and singer. Until 2007, he was Sly The Mic Buddah, boxer beat of the SAÏAN SUPA CREW, with whom he produced three studio albums. With this reference group, he travels the national and international scenes as an author, co-composer and performer. In 2005, he made a solo excursion with the EP “Sumthin That You Never Heard Before” with duets with Wildchild (Lootpack) and Declaime (Dudley Perkins). The album in collaboration with SAÏAN SUPA CREW “KLR” won 2 Gold discs and one Platinum disc.
Nominated twice for the Victoires de la Musique awards, they won together the prize for the best album for “X-raison” which will also be crowned a Gold Record. Sly Johnson took off in 2010 solo with the 5-track “The June 26th” (Universal Jazz) in which the singer Ayo participated with the song “I’m Calling You”. The essay is followed by an album made with arranger Larry Gold and producer Jay Newland. American rappers from Slum Village come to take a look at the record led by the title “74”. This album refers to his year of birth and recreates the spirit of the golden age of soul with energy and voluptuousness. He was appointed at the Constantine Prize. Sly Johnson is recognized by professionals, he collaborates with many artists such as: Camille, Erik Truffaz, Oxmo Puccino, Raphael, Ayo, Lucky Peterson, Juliette Greco, Dee Dee Bridgewater, China Moses and many others…
His second album, produced in collaboration with producer Dilouya “THE MIC BUDDAH”, was released in 2015[Heavenly Sweetness]. Sly Johnson also started beatmaking under the alias TAGi & Steven Beatberg with the album “youaresurrounded”, released on March 31, 2017[Heavenly Sweetness]. Barely a week after its release, the album was released on the Fip playlist. In perpetual evolution, he is also a force to be reckoned with on the radio with his show “Come in2 My Jazz” every Friday from 10pm on Jazz Radio and the singer is also on the microphone of his own webradio. It offers a wide range of playlists that revolve around jazz, soul, funk and hip-hop styles. Sly continues to explore new horizons. He thus discovered his talents as a radio host. Sly Johnson is in constant evolution, he is now working on a new album called “SiLVERE”. by slyjohnson.official
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