Sean Forbes is a ground-breaking, one-of-a-kind talent. But the stories written about him usually start out with a bold statement – "Deaf performer defies his handicap!" – or an incredulous question – "He can't hear music, but he can make it?!?" In response, Forbes would like you to know a few things. Yes, he is deaf (about 90%, due to spinal meningitis when he was an infant), but that certainly hasn't held him back or "handicapped" him in any way. Second of all, he's not just a “rapper”. He's also a prolific drummer, songwriter and communicator.