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Moods: Solo Male Artist Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop Hip-Hop/Rap: Political Rap Hip-Hop/Rap: Spiritual Rap Hip-Hop/Rap: Jazz-Rap

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United States - Colorado United States - United States


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Well, to start off properly, my name is Tyler Striplin-Sullivan and I live in Denver, Colorado. Hence the name T $$ (T-Money). I grew up here in Denver and at a young age fell in LOVE with music. I started playing some instruments in elementary school and middle school such as the saxophone (Alto), the electric guitar, and some others and that led to turntables. After a lot of playing records and spending time surrounded by music in high-school, as well as sports and members of the opposite sex, I realized I wanted to make music. I studied beats, rhymes, poetic devices, structure, and of course the dictionary. I was drawn to Hip-Hop or Hip-Hop was drawn to me, either way today I own my own business, Entra Inc., distributing my music and performing. I knew for sure I wanted to pursue music, without a doubt, when I performed a song in Germany in the summer of 2007 in some bar with my friends, I can't remember the name of the bar. Anyway the house band liked American music and my friend Nick, who I was with along with my friend Christian and his Aunt, told them I spit on their brake. Then Nick asked me if I would do a song, I said sure. After the brake the band invited me over on the stage, gave me a mic, said something in German, then they played a slick beat, and I killed it! Everyone in the bar was jammin' and people even rushed in from the street to see what was going on, plus I got all my friends free beer. And there was this guy on a wheelchair just dancing in his chair like rolling himself back and forth, it was cool, we asked him to hang with us and we all had a great night! For me it was epic! Mind you no one really spoke English as a first language, if they even spoke English at all. I didn't want to add this because boys don't cry, but I did after doing the performance. There was no other way to express the pure joy I experienced in that moment in time other than tears! My friends thought something was wrong with me, but I pulled myself together and we enjoyed ourselves. The universal power of music was shown to me in a beautifully simple way when I was feeling like an outsider or unaccepted. Everyone not only accepted me, they were happy to talk with me and my friends. I was a shy kid growing up and it's the time in my life to be open to new opportunities and experiences, which is partly why you haven't heard anything from me until now. Thank you for taking the time to visit the site and read my Bio.

Oct. 10, 2010 = First release "Gravity"

Nov. 11, 2011 = Second release "Back 2 The Basics"

July 1, 2012 = Third release "For Love or Money" (EP)

Released by: Entra Inc.

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