In Hip Hop, originality is king. Beats, rhymes and rhythms ll space and time, but
newness, freshness, the enviable “it” factor drives evolution and popularity.
Tyke T lives at the corner of original and fresh. The Tennessee talent is exploding
onto the national scene, winning contest after contest, award after award, while
continuing to evolve as an artist.
The accolades started in 2014, when T, already a regular local performer, won K97’s
“Next Big Thing 6” contest. A month later he won the rst ever Memphis Grizzlies
showcase. Currently, his single, “Stop Us Now” is regularly featured during the third
quarter of Grizzlies home games.
Local television appearances followed, then prestigious opener spots (for Lil’ Boosie
and B.O.B.) and a slew of local TV appearances. Then he made a national jump.
Oxygen featured Tyke’s music in August. In March of 2015, “OBAH” was played on
VH1. The next month, “Nothing to Lose” showed up on the same network. In May of
last year, “Like ‘Dis” launched to a top 20 spot in Snoop Dogg’s Naked Song
Competition. Since then, “Nothing to Lose” has appeared on MTV,
and “NoO” has aired on VH1.
Credit the rapid expansion to Tyke T’s originality, tenacity, and
talent. While inuenced by greats like Jay-Z, OutKast, UGK,
8Ball &MJG, Bobby Brown and B.B.D., Tyke T’s music combines
sincere lyrics with an unapologetically informed, bold and
infectious style that is the basis for his unique sound.
There’s also an original background here. Tyke T holds an MBA from
Middle Tennessee State. Knowledge allows him to be scientic with
his art, adding a brand new layer of sophistication to the music.
In the past few decades, the path to the American Dream changed. Tyke T
sees that and uses his lyrics to reect the reality of the modern world.
Achieve the dream, but stay humble. Stay focused but not too serious.
Reach for the stars but never forget the determination needed to
face every day.
Tyke’s T’s hip hop reects today’s world and provides the perfect
soundtrack for navigating through