Updated: Jan 2
In the early fall of 1972 in New Haven, CT a star was born. Nobal Sincere, born Maurice Gardner to Patty Gardner and Harold Jaynes, Sr., was destined for a career in music ever since he was a toddler. He comes from a long line of entertainers spanning many generations starting with his mother, a professional dancer who worked with the likes of Grammy nominated singer Freddy Jackson. His father sang with the legendary doo-wop groups “The Five Satins” and “The Nutmegs” recently becoming an inductee into the music Hall of Fame for doo-wop and acapella. Even his grandparents were singers who actively participated in their local church’s gospel choir. Nobal Sincere’s upbringing was engulfed in music and entertainment culture and it is no wonder why he is so multifaceted. He is a singer, music producer and musician that can play a wide variety of instruments such as the keyboard and percussion.
Nobal Sincere’s career began in the 90’s with a slew of different music groups, some hip hop and some R&B. After a while, each group began to fall apart due to schedule inconsistencies and disagreements on the overall direction of the group’s development, sound and image. For this reason, Nobal decided to focus solely on perfecting his own sound, especially his love for instrumental music. In his free time, he began producing instrumental after instrumental to the point where his peers suggested that he take it to the next level with the addition of lyrics. Taking their advice, Sincere incorporated singing into his tracks paying homage to the rich cantillating culture of his childhood. This element fused with his classic 90’s hip hop style instrumentals creates his signature sound that Nobal himself proclaims is “a combination of old and new school”.
The versatility of Nobal Sincere is illustrated to perfection in one of his hit singles “My Only 1”. This track has a catchy rhythm that consists of soft percussion beats, melodic keyboard notes and a lyrical delivery that will surely make you do a “two step”. All of these elements combine to create an almost old school hip hop sound with hints of futuristic funk R&B. Both verses hit like 90’s hip hop songs due to their clear yet layered delivery where each bar builds upon the preceding bar to convey the ultimate message by the end of each verse. Meanwhile, the chorus has a funky feel to it very reminiscent of Snoop Dogg’s classic “Sensual Seduction”. “My Only 1” is definitely a track to add to your favorite playlist and is currently available on Youtube and Spotify Music.
There are many future plans up Nobal Sincere’s sleeve. First is his new EP titled “Imperfections” set to be released on June 19th, 2020. Further down the road he hopes to get the opportunity to work with artists from both the old and new schools such as Snoop Dogg, Dr.Dre, Carl Thomas, Doja Cat, Travis Scott and Lil Durk. The main message behind his music is to never give up on your dreams. Regardless of any outside opinions or perceptions, stay focused on your goals and what you ultimately wish to achieve. Life is too short to live inhibited by what other people think. In this one life that we are given we must make the most of it because, at the end of the day, you’ll never ever really know...until you try.
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