Category: "music"

Mar/01
2015

Greetings and Happy Holidays my blog reading, net-addicted, cyber-surfers...My life is like a roller-coaster ride without brakes. Time moves fast and opportunities are short...so let's get it in.

The new album is moving at a smooth and steady pace. I have eight songs recorded and several more written. I’m taking my time with this project, collecting the best beats I can from producers worldwide. Originally the title was "Verbal Sorcery," but due to recent developments, I thought a name change was appropriate. The new title is "Tha Audio Bully," cuz I got competition scared to get on a track with me.

Back in August I got an email from this cat from San Diego, CA who wanted to do a track with me for his album. He sent me the track, the beat was cool, it had a classic Southern Cali sound. He recorded his first verse and the chorus so I had a feel for the track, then sent it to me. I sent it back to him with my verse a week later and he changed his mind. After listening to both verses he felt that I would outshine him on his own song. (real talk) I was surprised by his email so I contacted him directly and asked what the problem was.

He broke it down like this. The industry (in the US) is too unstable for a new artist to be sonned on his own record. If he was Jay-Z and my verse was better it wouldn’t matter cuz he was already successful. In our case, he gave me respect that the verse was dope, but he wasn’t ready for it. I was flattered and insulted at the same time. On the one hand it's an ego booster to know my verses are getting comparisons with industry heavyweights like Method Man, Ludacris and Big Pun. On the flip-side, it's wack that some cats feel intimidated by what I write so there’s less people (on my level) to work with. After that conversation I changed the album title to “Tha Audio Bully.”

Lately my time is spent preparing for the Midem conference next month. As you know, the Midem is one of the biggest music conferences in Europe. I go to Cannes and spend a week in the sunny French Riviera, networking and promoting various business ventures. Each year there’s a theme for the conference where a particular country like Sweden, Japan or Africa provides the shows and entertainment. Last year was good. South Africa provided a variety of artists performing rock, blues, hip-hop and soul. I learned allot about digital promotion and marketing for independent artists (artists without a major deal) with a budget under $500. I’m not sure what the country theme is this year, but my expectations are high.

As a result of the information I learned last year, my team has become more focused and more internet savvy. Changes were made to all the company websites www.tygervinum.com, www.vinumousrecords.com and atasteofvinum.blogspot.com. We added an exclusive offer for a free track off my last album “Grindin Muzik.” Check out the websites for details. Also, we’ve turned some of my paintings into designs for clothing, hats, shoes, skateboards, phone covers, mouse pads and a million other items. You can see what the hype is about and buy gifts for friends and family by going to T.V. zazzle store or T.V. cafepress store.  misadventures are the stuff of legend, but lately life has been pleasantly calm. I’ve been to a few good parties and a few shows but nothing worth mentioning. The weather here is in the minus everyday and more snow is on the way. It's already snowed several times this month, so it's going to be a white Christmas. Staying on the grind keeps me warm, while the weak hide from the elements.

Being inside may keep you safe... but going outside may bring you success. (food for thought) I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe, prosperous and memorable Happy New Year.

Until next we speak, Be well

Tha One an Only

Mar/01
2015

Hello My People!

"Tha Audio Bully" album was released early on iTunes and Amazon.com so you can buy a copy RIGHT NOW here. The CD will be available March 17th. In conjunction with the album release, Vinumous Records will be doing a promotional contest where fans win free merchandise! Read the details below.

THA AUDIO BULLY CONTEST 

The first 100 people to buy a copy of Tha Audio Bully CD will be eligible to win a free Tyger Vinum T-shirt. The shirts are from the new merchandise line and come in colors silver and gold. Winners get to choose their size and color. To win contestants must:

1. Buy a copy of Tha Audio Bully off tygervinum.com or vinumousrecords.com.

2. Send an email to "info@vinumousrecords.com" with "Tha Audio Bully Contest" as the subject.

3. In the body of the email, first put your paypal or bitcoin transaction ID.

4. Next, write one music single off Tyger Vinum's last three albums International Hustler, Sinister Ambitionz, and Grindin Muzik.

5. Last, put your name, mailing address, size: (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL) and color choice (silver or gold).

Winners are only eligible for one prize per mailing address and after 100 winners the contest will be removed. Below are pictures of the shirts and the new line of fitted and snapback caps. Thank you to all my fans! Check out the album cuz I know you're going to luv it.

Feb/13
2015

The album is DONE! The release date for "Tha Audio Bully" is March 17th 2015, and It will be available digitally and on CD.

Along with the album release, my label Vinumous Records, will be doing a contest for the fans to win free merchandise. To find out more details on the contest and to see our original selection of T-shirts and caps, check out our store page. While I was recording the album I also recorded songs for “The Bonus Traxx” EP. The EP will include songs that didn’t make the album, as well as a few extra tracks.

2014 ended strong for me with the single "New York Spit" reaching #1 on the Starfleet Music Charts. The single stayed on the charts for twelve weeks and the video has over 20,000 YouTube plays and is still climbing. It’s all thanks to you fans! The next video project will be for the single “Love Hip-Hop” off the new album. Be on the lookout for that video in the next few months.

Everything was done just in time for my trip to the Czech Republic tomorrow. I'm taking a week off to shred some powder and relax. I'll post some pics from the trim when I return. Until then...check the tracklisting for the album in the pic below. Much luv to everyone who contributed to the project!

Jan/21
2015

I want to give a big shout out to all the fans! For making New York Spit #1 on the StarFleet Music Pool Top-50 Indie Urban/Hip Hop/Latin Charts     

and #2 on the Top-50 Urban/Hip Hop Charts in November.

The single stayed on the charts for twelve weeks...I appreciate the love. It was a success thanks to all of you. Big things are on the way. The merch is HERE! Get your Tyger Vinum T-shirts in all sizes from the website. The shirts are available in colors Silver and Gold, because everyone who wears one is royalty.

The album is done and being mixed and mastered as I write this post. Once it's turned in, it takes one month for it to be available on all digital platforms. So expect the release to be at the end of February. I'll post the exact date in another post.

For now check out the shirts...while listening to some tunes. Next month we have fitted and snapback caps in four colors available, so check back soon.


Peace,

Tha One an Only

 

 

Nov/24
2014

What's poppin people!

It's been awhile since my last post. During that time I've been through more up's and down's than a roller-coaster.

The "down's" were having leg surgery to remove the metal plate and 5 screws I got during my military tour. The surgery went well but due to a hematoma I had to keep my leg elevated and couldn't walk for a month. It's been a month and a half since surgery and the hole on my leg has finally closed up.

The "ups" by far outweigh the "downs" in terms of creativity. Once I was mobile again, I shot the video for "New York Spit." The song is Dollarmentary and I trading bars about our love of Hip-Hop over a classic 90's beat. The video was shot in Amsterdam and New York City. This was the second single off Tha Audio Bully album coming January 2015. The song is available on iTunes here

Click here for the new video.

During my recuperation I spent entire days drawing and writing. The results from those endeavors were primitive colored creations. The drawings were done in blue, red, and black ink. Not by choice...those were the only pens around me at the time. With the exception of "Gun Pop Art" which was drawn and shaded in black pen. Then it was colored in marker by a friend. Some of the images will be used in future painting like "Lucky 13" or "Cat in Baby Suit," the rest were for practice.


There are more videos, music, and blog posts coming in 2015. I had to focus less on the posting and more on the creating for awhile, but in 2015 I'll figure out how to balance the two. Check out the new video and art. If you like what you see leave a comment and repost it to a friend.