Sly5thAve is a project by Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II. This multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and producer has worked behind the scenes with legends like Prince, the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Stevie Wonder, but it is with his orchestral hommage to the music of Dr. Dre that he stepped into the limelight himself. It all started with a one-time-only benefit concert in Los Angeles. When Dr. Dre stepped onto the stage to say how incredibly good the arrangements and the band were, Sly5thAve decided to make it into an album. The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre (2017) consists of a collection of visionary jazz-crossover tributes to the work of the famous gangsta pioneer. The album inimitably blends hip hop and orchestral music: two worlds that seemed to be miles apart, until Sly5thAve connected them.