Sean Barrelz

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Sean Barrelz
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Sean Frederick Gill

(1986-03-28) March 28, 1986 (age 38)
Height5 ft 9 in (175 cm)

Sean Frederick Gill (born 28 March 1986) popularly known as Sean Barrelz is an American musician and Hip Hop/Rap artist.[1] He is best known for his song Destroy & Rebuild featuring Fat Joe (Legendary Bronx MC). Destroy & Rebuild was created during Sean’s first time in a pyschward, and later recorded. The music video has two versions (actually, three versions). But due to conflicting artistic lenses, it prohibited the actual visual, that Sean intended on having. Being that Sean made the treatment for the video, just to get filmed. But at the time of the filming he was still healing and allowed other people to take the lead (during the filming, & editing process). During the filming, Sean was very exhausted (mentally & physically), he still was healing and the visual he wanted didn’t get filmed or portrayed as he wanted it to. Sean Barrelz is an artist hailing from The Bronx.[2]

Sean’s music primarily revolves around his life's experiences, journey, the environment he lived in growing up in New York City (from the 90’s - ). He officially debuted in 2020 by releasing three singles through Eric B’s (from the Legendary Hip Hop duo Eric B. & Rakim from Long Island, NY) distribution company EBMG/SONY Orchard, all of which resulted in him gaining traction as a Hip Hop artist.

Sean Barrelz also released a EP entitled “B.A.R.R.E.L.Z” and a few years later a project titled “L.O.X” (in honor of the Legendary Hip Hop group of MC’s from Yonkers, NY) which are on his SoundCloud. His music is available across all streaming platforms including YouTube, Spotify, Amazon Music and Apple Music.

Early life and education

Sean was born at New York Presbyterian Hospital across the street from the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, NY. He was raised from birth and lived the majority of his life in The Bronx. Raised by his parents Richard and Gina Gill. He has a sister Gianna and brother Phillip, he is the oldest of the two. Even though growing up in a two parent household, life wasn’t easy growing up in The Bronx, during the 90’s. He witnessed a lot of things growing up, during this time. Both his parents struggled and tried to make ends meet. For grammar school he attended Immaculate Conception School (on Gun Hill Road), Cardinal Hayes Highschool in The South Bronx and went to SUNY- Old Westbury College where Calvin O. Butts III (Senior Pastor of the historical Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem) was the president. His father is a Basketball Legend from Pelham Parkway Projects. He travelled with and played for the U.S Marine Corps. Varsity team. His father would later come back and start running basketball camps and teams throughout the New York City area with Basketball Legend’s Micheal Bright & Victor Hall through collaborations, from the three.

He also was coached by Kevin Draughon in grammar school. Sean’s position was always a point guard for every team he played for. He always loved the art of passing, getting assists and setting up plays for assists. At a young age, he took pride in letting everyone on his team participate, even if he had to give up scoring during games. He has participated in & won many championships, whether through street tournaments or organised basketball. He also was coached by Earl “The Goat” Manigault (a NYC Street Ball Legend), mentored by Ken Stevens (who operates the Dyckman Basketball Tournament), and attended basketball clinics and got to speak with and given advice from Joe Hammond aa.k.a “The Destroyer” and Richard “Pee Wee” Kirkland (NYC Street Ball Legends). Also he got to attend basketball clinic’s, talk and get advice from Nate “Tiny” Archibald personally as a child. He always had a love for music, growing up his father and mother would play everything that is considered old school, no matter the genre. His father would often play or recite lyrics to him from his all time favourite Hip Hop Song, “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. While his Uncle Wade Woods Jr. would recognize his talents in his teenage years. He started bringing him to a studio in Harlem. Owned by one of the members of the famous R&B group Black Ivory (Leroy O'Neil Jackson Jr. a.k.a Leroy Burgess). After school on his way home walking down Grand Concourse (from Cardinal Hayes, wether going to the studio to record with his Uncle or go Uptown), Sean used to rap battle people on the MTA 2 train (North Bronx Bound). Sean got “J.U.G” (Cardinal Hayes name for detention) for writing lyrics in a certain class, when a teacher caught him and found him writing rhymes, took his rhyme book and took him to one of the school’s counselors.


  • B.A.R.R.E.L.Z EP (Released in 2014)
  • L.O.X (Released in 2021, but majority recorded between the years 2015-2017? and a few more songs were recorded and added before it’s release date)
  • Destroy and Rebuild (Released in 2020)
  • You Know My Vibez! (Released in 2020)[3]
  • New Drip 4 Ya Ears (Released in 2020)
  • More single’s & full project’s to be released in the future

In the media



  1. "Sean Barrelz". Deezer (in português). Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  2. talfere, Jason (13 October 2020). "Sean Barrelz: Hottest Artist On The Comeup". Medium. Retrieved 21 March 2023.
  3. "Sean Barrelz - "You Know My Vibez!"". Retrieved 21 March 2023.

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