Growing up Reem took pride in his dad’s old school record player listening to legends like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, and Michael Jackson. Until later forming his own personal taste for hip hop. He Then lists 50 cent, The Game, and Lil’ Wayne, as some of his older influences and Drake, Kendrick Lamar and A$ap Rocky as some of his newer ones.
While he’s long since had a love for the art form, it wasn’t until his freshman year of college at William Paterson University that he started to realize that this hobby he called “ making music” was way more than that. He knew it was time to take it more serious.. so he needed a stage name. As an Avid Dragon Ball Z fan, he always looked up to the Japanese Anime protagonist, Son Goku and figured he wanted to be the protagonist of his own journey, hence the name,sonREEM.
Reem started to devote more time to music, but due to him failing multiple courses, he took a break from melodies, and decided to focus on graduating with his business degree which he eventually did in 2016.
I like proving to myself that the “impossible” can be done. I was born to inspire and spread love and hope , so I just wanna put faith into people’s hearts to do exactly what their purpose on earth is
After a year in the workforce, sonREEM bounced from job to job until landing a salary position. Ultimately, he still felt like something was missing, This out right feeling Ultimately lead to him to termination from his job. After losing his only source of income. He felt as though there was nothing left to lose, so he put all his effort and time into his passion, music.
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