June 25, 2024

Sheldon Jerome Young (Born on May 26, 1991; Age: 33 years) is a prominent American rapper, singer, and record producer widely recognized in the music industry under his professional alias, Channel Tres. With his remarkable talent and unique style, he has quickly risen to prominence, capturing the attention of music enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

Channel Tres has made significant strides in his career, establishing himself as one of the most promising artists of his generation.

Early Life

Tres was born and raised in Compton and Lynwood in southern Los Angeles. Raised by his great-grandparents, he was immersed in a cultural tapestry woven from the city’s diverse sounds, which would influence his unique musical style.

He grew up in a Christian background and was an active church member. Most days were spent at the church, where he assumed the role of a drummer for the choir. This early exposure to rhythm and melody instilled in him a deep appreciation for music’s power to communicate emotions and stories.

Education

Channel Tres made a significant move beyond his familiar surroundings. He ventured away from home to enroll at Oral Roberts University, a private Christian institution in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This decision marked a pivotal step towards honing his musical skills and gaining a formal education in the art that consumed him.

In Tulsa, Young’s focus shifted from the streets of southern Los Angeles to the rigorous curriculum of Oral Roberts University. Immersed in a nurturing environment that nurtured his talents, he deepened his understanding of music theory, composition, and production. 

Career

Channel Tres’s musical journey took a fortunate turn when he returned to Los Angeles. A childhood friend and fellow artist, August 08 of 88rising, invited him to studio sessions. In these creative sessions, Channel Tres’s talents as a producer began to flourish.

During these studio sessions, Channel Tres’s skill in creating beats caught the attention of music industry experts. He went from being a presence in the studio to a key creative force, crafting beats that resonated with artists like Duckwrth, Wale, and Kehlani. His skillful fingers added rhythm and melody to their voices, marking the beginning of his remarkable career in music production.

In 2018, Channel Tres introduced the world to his unique sound with the track “Controller.” This song, blending groove and lyricism seamlessly, received airplay on BBC Radio 1. Pete Tong, a respected figure in the industry, dubbed it an “Essential New Tune,” highlighting Tres’s innovative style. Across the globe, Australian radio station Triple J embraced “Controller,” making it one of the standout hits of 2018.

Building on the momentum of “Controller,” Channel Tres released his self-titled EP later that year. This EP solidified his reputation as a creative powerhouse, giving listeners a glimpse into his effortlessly woven sonic world. The journey didn’t stop there; he continued to shine with a series of singles. Among these, “Black Moses,” featuring the enigmatic JPEGMAFIA, showcased his boundary-defying artistry.

The year 2019 marked a new chapter as Channel Tres graced the stage for his first headline shows in the United States. These performances deeply resonated with his growing fanbase, showcasing his ability to captivate audiences through his music and in person. His on-stage charisma mirrored the magnetism embedded in his music, further establishing him as a captivating performer.

Discography

EPs

  • Channel Tres
  • Black Moses
  • I can’t go outside

Singles

  • Controller
  • Jet Black
  • Topdown
  • Brilliant N***a
  • Sexy Black Timberlake
  • Raw Power
  • Black Moses
  • Weedman
  • Orpheus
  • Fuego
  • Skate Depot
  • Take Your Time
  • Headlock
  • I Can’t Go Outside

Personal Life

Channel Tres’s personal life is characterized by a dynamic balance between his musical pursuits and a desire for a healthy, grounded lifestyle. Having previously lived in an apartment while on tour, he acquired a house during the COVID pandemic and transformed it into a home studio. Keyboards and speakers took precedence, reflecting his dedication to his career. Embracing a flexible approach, he values the creative freedom of making music through headphones. 

While he recognizes the importance of engaging with fans and sharing his work on social media, Channel Tres maintains a mindful equilibrium. He avoids undue influence from the digital realm, focusing on authentic expression rather than seeking validation through likes and follows. This approach underscores his commitment to producing meaningful and impactful music.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @channeltres
  • Twitter: @channel_tres

Net Worth

Channel Tres has achieved significant success in the music industry, amassing an estimated net worth of US$5 million.


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