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Meet Tyriq Isaiah

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tyriq Isaiah.

Tyriq, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’m based out of Lancaster, CA. Though a small town, it has a little bit of everything in one. I always had a little of both worlds, I had gangbangin’ & addiction on one side, then on the other side I had music & poetry. I fell in love with music at an early age, when it seemed no one understood me. I always had emotions tied to it but never really pursued it, it wasn’t until after my freshman year of high school that I started wanting to really make music. I attempted to start in 2010 but it just wasn’t the time. At the time, I had given up basketball and found that music helped me throughout my days rather than hoopin’. Even when I started out at first it just didn’t seem to fit, there was always something blocking me from understanding myself music-wise.

When I started going to the valley frequently with my cousin, Mehki Letreigh & Cali Big League, I watched my cousin get signed and many others progress past me because I lacked drive and understanding. It wasn’t until I met my girlfriend in 2019 that I understood what I wanted to do as far as music. The first Neo-Soul type song I ever made was inspired by her. I started meeting new people with the same type of vibes as me and it kinda took off from there, I met ihateyoualx at the time and learned I wasn’t the only one like this when it came to music. Other creatives like Nick Reed & Chase Aaron started catching my attention so I started connecting. I was always influenced by soulful music whether behind an acoustic guitar or pure poetry over jazz instruments, but I also love the thought of alternative r&b & spoken word. Artists like Lauryn Hill, Musiq Soulchild, Durand Bernarr, etc. always had a strong impact on me & like them, I want to create my own lane.

Great, 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?
I’ve never had an easy road, nor a rough one. A lot of situations could have been better but I didn’t move the way I was supposed to. As a kid, I always had bad anger issues & anxiety/depression but I noticed when it came to music, it always eased everything. From the beginning of last year til the very end everything was intensified. At the time I started giving up on music again, I got lost in the sauce for a minute. I lost my grandpa in 2016 and I never really grieved, I never gave myself time to understand the situation and how it should have healed me instead of leading me to destruction. I’ve had many struggles but none outweigh the other, it birthed Tyriq Isaiah.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
Tyriq Isaiah is more than music, it extends to fashion, art, and source centers. If you follow me, you know my music is an extension to my emotions, it’s my release but “AVSC” (AV Source Center) is also something I truly believe in. If you create any art whether it’s music, play an instrument, cook, model, etc. this would be the place for you. I want to give others the same platform I’m giving myself, if I could teach people to believe in their product and how to market it the right way as I’m learning myself, we’ll be building more than just profit. Friendship means more than business, if you can create a friendship out of business, then you’ve established trust. What’s better than that?

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Releasing my first single “Luv Jones”. @Solo.otto was the mastermind behind the guitar, but I mixed my own vocals the right way for the first time, I shot and edited for my own ep “from me to you”. That has been my proudest moment to date, many more to come.

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