Born in Michigan and raised in Philly, 25-year-old Gilbere Forté has been in the music industry for years. While majoring at entrepreneurism at Temple University, Gilbere landed an internship at a local studio. That's where he met the mentors that would guide him to the career he has today.

After he met producer, Raak, during his freshman year, the two started working on the music that would end up on the mixtapes 87 Dreams, Eyes of Veritas. The final chapter of the trilogy, PRAY, dropped in full last month.

Forté, who was previously signed to Universal Motown, just joined Anigma/Epic earlier this year, and is on his way to big things in music, movies, and the industry overall. We spoke with him right after PRAY dropped last month to find out just exactly Who Is Gilbere Forté?

As told to Lauren Nostro (@LAURENcynthia)

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