Born and raised in Brooklyn, now residing in Staten Island, also know as "Shaolin", Navan Islam aka VANguard gives a fresh new outlook to hip hop and music in general. His style his unconventional, but his methods are still effective. Before starting the label "Sonic Sounds" along with three friends at NYU, VANguard released two albums solely self produced and written independently. His debut "The Boom Clap Theory: A New Hero", recorded over the course of 4 years, released on September 16th, 2012 and exhibited the ability to flow on a vast amount of sounds capes while giving the listener the story of what it truly means to be a "hero" His sophomore effort, the "Honest EP" released on November 22nd, 2012, displayed further growth and comfort in the alternative style, a compact sonic powerhouse that engages the listener on every track. Lyrically uncompromising, VANguard never shies away from speaking his mind and commentating on the world as he sees it, discussing all topics, while still displaying a certain kick to his style. His production is simplistic yet expansive, moving smoothly with much fluidity. Under "Sonic Sounds", he looks to expand the limit of his musical prowess along with his highly talented label mates.