TJ Da Hustla lives up to name
by dropping three EPs in six weeks
NASHVILLE, TN – When TJ Da Hustla opens his mouth, whether in conversations or rapping on one of his hot hip hop tracks, one of the first things people notice is his silky-smooth Southern drawl. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, this artist embodies Southern hip hop music with a combination of Deep South sounds and stories that are laced with experiences that audiences all over the U.S. can relate to.
Many of those stories can be found on his recent string of EP releases, which started with “Street Bible” on July 30, followed by “Drug Dealn Demon” slated for release on Aug. 12, and will continue with “Life of a Hustla 3” on Aug. 26. Some people might look at that aggressive release schedule and think he’s overdoing it. But he would quickly point them to his name and emphasize that part of his persona is being an artist who never quits.
“I’m just going hard and I ain’t playing with nobody,” he said. “I’m trying to drop something every two weeks because I’m in that mode where I’m going hard and I just gotta go hard right now. It allows me to be more diverse with my music to show off a little bit of everything. I’m on the way, and I’ve been on the way for a while now. I’m definitely on the edge of something big right now.”
TJ has been doing music since age 10 when he recorded his first song on a Boombox. He recalls having to push, play and record at the same time and try to figure out how the system worked to capture the sound he wanted. He hasn’t looked back from that first moment and in the years since released at least 10 different projects, including a documentary.
His first project, “Life of a Hustla,” was released by a recognizable Atlanta DJ named DJ Scream. The follow-up project, “Life of a Hustla Part 2” was also hosted by a household Atlanta native, Lil BankHead. Other projects have featured collaborations with notorious names in the music industry, including super-producer EnSayne Wayne who has worked with T-Pain and KeyGlock. Most recently, TJ was able to connect with Antt Beatz out of Detroit and is excited about the music they’re been able to create together.
“My story is different and that’s what’s gonna separate me from anybody,” he said. “A lot of music today isn’t unique or real, but my music is real. That’s what separates me the most from anybody else – that and the fact that I’m a hustler. My music is gonna speak for itself. It’s so real. I’ve recorded over 800 songs and I’ve never lied on a single verse. I put all my pain in my music and tell stories that everybody can relate to. That’s why people love my music.”
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