Sharlim Martinez was born in the Dominican Republic and was brought by his parents to the United States at the age of 1 and settled in Harlem, New York where he currently resides. He is the eldest of three sons born into a single parent household. At a very young age he realized that he had a true love for music. Since than, he began to work on developing his style and took on the stage name Cheyli. This Latino Urban artist admires and respects Juan Luis Guerra, Tupac, and Vico C; which is why they serve as influences for his music.
After working feverously and receiving the support and encouragement from the community; Cheyli knew he was ready. Cheyli recorded and released \"Sigan Hablando\" which is garnering heavy rotation on radio stations in his native country. He is set to release his first and much anticipated Mix Tape June 3rd, 2008 titled \"La Hora De La Verdad (The Moment of Truth)”.
The lead single off the release \"Sigan Hablando\" features a well known Caribbean artist known as Vakero. David Hutter and JC Yurnet of Big Face Productions, who have worked with artist such as Lil Wayne, Juelz Santana, Drag-on, and other well known American artist; where responsible for making the \"Sigan Hablando\" video; one of the most anticipated debut videos by a Hip-Hop artist in the Dominican Republic. He now wants to break into the mainstream music scene worldwide by conquering New York.
For this mix tape, Cheyli worked closely with Fero Navi (a producer) and a production team to find a new and innovative rhythm for Hip-Hop. This upcoming project draws influences from his origins as well as the traditional Hip-Hop of today. Along with its culturally rich sound, its upbeat club-style tracks, Cheyli offers you a glimpse of the future of this music genre.
He is currently managed by Young and Rich Entertainment. This company is up and coming and is focused on the success of its artist.
For more on Cheyli you can visit his MySpace page at myspace.com/cheylihiphop.