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Reports from student journalists at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle and Lakewood High schools in St. Petersburg

Up and coming artist making waves

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February

"Pull up, skrr, get in the ride."

That's a lyric from Bryson Tiller's song Don't, and it's one reason Tiller's music is going worldwide.

The music of Tiller, 23, a contemporary R&B songwriter and singer, is on the rise. The R&B artist who also raps came from Louisville, Ky. Tiller, who was homeless at the time, got a career boost from Timbaland and Drake when they discovered him last summer and helped promote his music. Tiller's music was jumpstarted through Sound Cloud, an app that enables its users to upload, record, promote and share originally-created sounds. Not to mention that just a year ago he was living in his car and working three jobs while creating music.

TRAPSOUL, Tiller's debut album, was released in October 2015.In addition to Don't, the album includes top hits Sorry Not Sorry, Exchange and Overtime.

Tiller's music has a true message and a story behind it. He`s not like other artists because he takes risks and stays behind the scenes. He wants to change the world with his music. He`s a no-drama type of guy. You never hear anything negative about him. He makes music, takes care of his child, and does what he loves without getting into any other conflict with others.

Tiller is very popular among teenagers. I think that`s because his music is really good and he relates to us. He talks about real life situations. Not only that the beat and lyrics is another main factor to why we like listening to his music. A lot of the songs off his latest album T R A P S O U L give you different feelings. All his songs have a different emotion they`re all not the same.

I like the R&B more so than the rap just, because it has a different sound and feeling more than the rap.

If you'd like to catch him in concert, his upcoming events near us are:

· Feb. 10, Tampa, 8 p.m., The Ritz Ybor City, Tampa

· Feb. 12, Orlando, 8 p.m., The Plaza Theatre, Orlando

· Feb. 12, Orlando, 10 p.m., ONO Nightclub, Orlando

 

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 3:07pm]

    

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