We had the good fortune of connecting with Ramsey Sylvestre and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ramsey, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
The thought process behind my business was I wanted something that was mine and also unique. for years I’ve had women refer to me as this big teddy bear. One day my sister’s college friend met me and called me “Teddy Rams”. From that point forward I knew I wanted to make a music project with that same name. Once I got my graphic designer to give me something that was incredible I just ran with it. I’m always reassured I did the right thing when I’m out in my merch. some people are drawn to it due to nostalgia and some just like the fact that the bear looks like me, either way I’m elated

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When I first started performing, I would have to wear sunglasses so I didn’t have to look in peoples eyes. The mic would shake in my hand, but I would never mess up any words. I had no confidence and no presence on stage. Now it’s huge difference. I have the crowd interacting with me. I have to say I’m most proud of my transition and resilience. I’ve heard so many nos but have continued to push forward regardless of whatever is in front of me. I want people to know that the only thing that will stop me is me. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is that although you have friends and family, they will be the last to support you

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
most times when people come to see me from out of town they want to see me perform. A new place i have discovered is call Rocksteady in Atlanta. Its an island restaurant. I always tell people to stay till Monday so they can attend the best party on a Sunday night, and that is Bonfire Atl. I also can’t forget MJQ on Fridays

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to first thank Tanya Warrington for calling me “TEDDY RAMS”. I would also like to thank my sister Perissa Numa Malivert for always pushing me to strive for more. Lastly I’d like to thank Shante Boyce for helping me with the business aspect of everything.

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