A little bit about Yours Truly...
I have been involved in writing lyrics, for myself and for other aspiring artists in the Tampa Bay area since about 1995, and also I have been producing original music for my own projects since 2000. I love listening to Hip-Hop and R&B, and I consider myself to be a student of the game. I was influenced by such artists as the Roots, Outkast, 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, Jay-Z, Nas, Redman, Wu-Tang, Snoop, Too Short, Twista, Eight-Ball & MJG, UGK, T.I., TrickDaddy, J.T. Money, Bone Thugs, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, KRS-1, Rakim, L.L. Cool J., Gang Starr, and Naughty By Nature. Not only do I listen to lyrics, but I listen to the production styles of some of the greats such as the Neptunes, Timbaland, Dr. Dre, TrackMasters, Jermaine Dupri, Mannie Fresh, and others. I'm constantly trying to learn as much about the music industry as I can. I've recorded quite a few songs and I am currently working on an album.
I am also involved in the mixtape scene in Tampa Bay, with my own collection of mixtapes increasing in popularity within the local community and online. I am also featured with other up and coming artists throughout the Bay that are gaining recognition locally. I'm all about growth and unity of the hip-hop scene in the Tampa Bay area, which is a hotbed of talent just waiting for someone to spark the fuse. Over the last five years I have found a way to fuse my love of hip-hop, with my love of sports, especially my favorite sports team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This has allowed me to tap into a unique fan base of loyal supporters of the team. This shift in focus has provided me with numerous opportunities to gain more exposure than ever before.
What can I bring to the game?
Originality. I don't consider myself to be carbon copy of anyone. As I said in the bio, I was influenced by various artists from all over, with many unique and diverse styles, and the end result is a hip-hop melting pot. My flow and delivery are unorthodox, which leads to an unpredictability factor, meaning you never know what you're going to get on each track. This is what keeps the fans wanting more, and the fact that my flow is versatile means that I can work with varying artists and production styles.
Authenticity. I believe that the strength of an artist lies in the ability to take the ordinary things around you and create something extraordinary. Just as a painter can paint a beautiful portrait of the simplest thing, I as an artist strive to put into words the situations that we as people face everyday, thus making my music something that people from all walks of life can relate to.
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