Born in the heart of Detroit’s east side everyone’s first question to me is usually, “What’s your REAL name?” and I always tells them, “Brooklyn of course ...” Named after the famous borough that my father’s best friend from the marines hails from, I’m definitely trying to represent hip hop to the fullest for my adopted city and my home city Detroit. With the release of my upcoming album and titled single Light It Up, I aim to prove that I’m here to stay!
Brooklyn grew up as the first of two sons of record executive Yoni Sarden and his father who was a marine. At the age of 8 he informed his mother that he wanted to be a rapper and was told that he should focus on school and sports. His mother who’s been in the entertainment industry since the age of 15 preferred that her children did not follow in her path and instead encouraged them to stay strong in academics so that they could prepare themselves for college. Although Brooklyn took his mothers advice and kept his head in the books, he never lost his inner passion for Hip Hop. At the age of 10, continuing to write verses and put together strong song ideas he went into to his mother’s recording studio located in their home one evening and within four hours he wrote and recorded his very first full length song. “I made my first single What’s My Name when I was 10 to explain to everyone who I am, where my name Brooklyn came from and how I plan to become a Hip Hop Legend!” says Brooklyn. “It hit radio and was received very well and at that point, I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my Life.” His second single “Everythang” was released when he was 16 and it pretty much stuck to the same recipe. “It was a true story about a girl that I was dating at the time. I’ve always lived in the house with both my parents, but I was raised around a bunch of women on both sides of the family and was taught to treat women the way I want my mother to be treated. So I decided to do a song about giving my girl all the things that she ever dreamed of, which once again is a reflection of my mind state because of my upbringing”.
Fast forward to the present with Light It Up and this Hip Hop sensation is hitting them with much more mature content. “I’ll be 18 years old in just a few months, I graduate high school this year and I want my fans to know that I am not a kid anymore.” As always he wants each song that he release to reflect an average day in the life of Brooklyn, but this time he’s a young adult! His goal is for every young man & woman going to or graduating high school and headed to college that purchase his music online or from a store will hear something that they can relate to. Brooklyn states “That’s really what I want to build with my music, a bridge between me & my fans. To release music that people like me can relate to. I am here to bring fun, love and dance back to hip hop!