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Daily Inspiration: Meet TY-44

Today we’d like to introduce you to TY-44.

Hi TY-44, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I think the start of my career started like anyone else who had a love for music, a curiosity that became a lifestyle. I enjoyed artists like Travis Scott, Drake, Kid Cudi, and so many more growing up. So when I was able to go to college, I wanted to be just like them. I met both of my best friends and producers, RTillery (A.K.A. Allen Cadet) and TK (A.K.A. Tyler Parker), in college at FSU. We made a lot of music in the beginning, just trying to find a sound, but everything changed during the pandemic in 2020. RTillery and I were locked in his home studio just making records and connecting on a deep personal level. We soon went on to drop some big singles on Spotify such as “Eric Snow” and “Adderall” which both surpassed a 100k plays. Soon after we dropped the “KAMPFIRE” EP which is currently sitting at 370k streams altogether. It’s been a crazy journey and I’m excited to know it’s only the beginning. I’m grateful for my team of people who help me reach my goals musically and as a person. I know without that support, I wouldn’t be able to be the artist I am today.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been very far from a smooth road. Stepping out into the world as a musical artist can have its own challenges. I dealt with a lot of negative support and people who did not like the idea of me writing music. I came from a religious family who didn’t like the idea of me being in the music industry. I’ve lost friends and love interests because of what I love. Also, it can take a toll on you mentally. The feedback can be difficult to receive. Especially when the people who are giving it don’t have the best intentions.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I am a rapper/ songwriter and model. My music falls in hip-hop sometimes pop-rap. I’m compared to artists such as Travis Scott, Kid Cudi, Roy Woods, and playboi Carti. I’m known for my melodies lol psychodelic sound if you’re into that. But I’m known for my bouncy flow and powerful drums. I’m proud of my streaming success. I have an EP with over 370k streams and I’m proud of the music that’s set to release. I really think this next project “Rebel” is going to get a lot of attention. It’s really the most honest piece of music I’ve made. I go through my sadness, the loneliness of missing someone you love, but it’s mixed with dope production and great beats. I stand out from others in everything really. I’ve always been a “rebel” I’ve always been the one to be different from what everyone else has going on. Lol, most rappers are short…I’m 6ft 5 in tall, lol, and my music isn’t what most people are making nowadays.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
I’ve learned that it’s never wrong to bet on yourself. I think today, people are quick to conform to what everyone else has going on instead of focusing on them. I still struggle with it now, but I find that when I just focus on me, I’m not as distracted or anxious.

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Julián corales Amani Omar Shawn

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