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How to increase creative imagination? TAU reveals his secret

History is a witness to the crucial role art has played in evolving the perception of people. Not only has it inspired people, but it was often even used to spark revolutions. Even in today’s time, different mediums of art are used to strike passion in our hearts. One such artist who is a role model for all is Tau

The self-taught artist who paints in oil colors creates pieces of art that are a combination of cubism, abstract, as well as impressionism. He also believes that everything he paints has the potential to inspire others since that is the sort of energy he puts into his work. Tau’s creative nature is obvious from the stage name he picked to represent his work – a name that is based on the blue star found in the Scorpio constellation. And yes, the star called Tau has a luminosity 1350 times that of the sun.

Though there are hundreds of great upcoming artists, Tau stands out from the rest, as he believes in experimentation and does not limit his ideas. Like other people, he too has experienced ups and downs in life. But instead of focusing on the negative, he uses his canvas to portray everything positive he has derived from his life experiences.

“Energetically, my paintings are meant to inspire others,” Tau reveals. “I am not a tormented artist, the pain does not control me, I am simply aware of myself, aware of my motives, aware of my personal experiences. I studied myself and learned how to channel every experience into inner strength.”

According to Tau, to become an artist, all you need is passion since your skills can be polished as long as you are willing to put in the hard work. “I believe the combination of practice and self-belief is the secret to ‘talent’,” he shares. “Everyone is born with talent, abilities, and life wisdom. As soon as you believe in yourself and your talent, you bring light to the process and invite more tools from the universe to improve the creative process,” Tau adds. This perception towards art and talent is a mark of someone who has seen it all.

Tau also believes that the concept of ‘talented people’ is an invention of humanity, and everyone can be what they want to be regardless of what society thinks of them. Hence, it is critical to change the culture instead, so the community loses the power to dictate anyone’s dreams. “When you stop listening to society, you end up practicing and improving your skills,” the cubism-abstract artist shares. “The secret to my talent is self-belief.” 

Apart from remaining positive and believing in oneself, Tau believes creativity and imagination are also essential to bring something new to the table as an artist. Unfortunately, when people underestimate the importance of creativity, they simply end up being part of the herd and focus more on imitation, rather than innovation. “The competitive nature of the art industry is grounded in this idea that there is only ‘one true way’ to make an impact with your work, which is to imitate and copy someone else’s success,” said Tau. “But this doesn’t allow for any room for creativity, imagination, or new ideas.” Tau believes artists are constantly shifting from copying what has been done before to challenging themselves with different ways of making their art. The more we are able to see the multifaceted and constantly shifting nature of art, the closer we are to appreciating the vivid abstractions that connect our personal experiences with art and artistic expressions.

Are you looking to improve your imaginative side? Well, Tau has a solution to your problems. He claims you can easily improve your imagination by reading books, watching movies, and stepping out of your comfort zone. Experiencing new cultures can also do wonders. “Visit museums and art exhibitions; once the brain sees art all the time, it generates more ideas,” Tau states. “You should also perform self-exercises in imagination. For example, I close my eyes and imagine a landscape picture and then change the background color. These practices of changing colors with eyes closed are very helpful in developing the imagination.”

He also recommends artists to change the way they experience life by choosing one day of the week to be the day when the “no” becomes a “yes” and the “yes” becomes a “no”. As soon as you turn the opportunities around, a new world will open up for you.

Last but not least, give classical music a chance. “People underestimate the importance of classical music. It calms the mind, activates the brain, and improves imagination,” he advises. “Sometimes when I have a creative block, I play familiar symphonies by Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart, and I immediately feel this small sense of peace.”

Feeling inspired already? Give Tau’s tips a shot and see your life evolve in front of you in days.

Taylor Swift takes entire top 10 of Billboard Hot 100

Taylor Swift captured the entire Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making her the first artist to occupy the top spots.

Breaking the record

Taylor Swift’s Midnights topped the Hot 100 this week as ten songs filled every slot.

Midnights was released on October 21.

Taylor Swift’s feat has surpassed last year’s record set by Drake, who had nine spots in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart.

Additionally, Anti-Hero replaces Unholy with Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

The two artists also made history by taking the No. 1 spot last week, becoming the first nonbinary and transgender artists to top the charts.

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Taylor Swift’s latest album continues to break records.

It is the most listened-to album in a day on both Spotify and Apple Music.

Her album also recorded the third-biggest streaming week ever for an album.

Previously, Taylor Swift’s album Red (Taylor’s Version) held the record for the artist’s most significant streaming week in 2021.

Swift’s latest album produced her 11th album No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Midnights recorded its biggest week for an album since Adele’s 25 seven years ago.

According to Billboard, Taylor Swift is now tied to Barbara Streisand for most #1 albums by a female artist.

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Behind the album

The record-breaking artist revealed that Midnights is a take on the classic midnight confession trope.

Swift says she uses a conversational singing style to tell stories in an after-hours way.

The stories are inspired by self-loathing, revenge fantasies and questions of what could have been.

Taylor Swift has been working on new music and re-recording classic albums after Big Machine sold its catalog to Ithaca Holdings for over $ 300 million.

Ithaca Holdings is a private equity group.

So far, she has released re-recordings of the Fearless and Red albums.


Taylor Swift becomes first artist to sweep the entire Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100

Sam Smith and Kim Petras prove a nonbinary and transgender artist can make it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100


Sam Smith and Kim Petras paved the way as the first nonbinary and transgender artists to lead the Billboard Hot 100.

The two artists collaborated for “Unholy,” the viral song making the rounds online.

Billboard shared their happiness for the artist’s success on Twitter, writing:

“@samsmith and @kimpetras are the first publicly non-binary and transgender artists, respectively, to earn a No. 1 song on the #Hot100, thanks to ‘Unholy.'”


The Sam Smith and Kim Petras collaboration has been teased since August, and the highly anticipated song was finally released last month.

“Unholy” is a gripping song about a relationship in which a man’s son witnesses his infidelity, withholding the secret from his wife.

A preview of the song made it one of the most used sounds on TikTok, and its popularity grew once it was released.

Since its release, the accompanying music video for “Unholy” has been viewed more than 29 million times on YouTube.

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The success of “Unholy” marks a significant milestone for Sam Smith and Kim Petras.

It’s Smith’s eighth UK number one track, following a string of hits, including the Grammy-winning song “Stay With Me.”

However, “Unholy” marks Kim Petras’ first mainstream hit and debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sam Smith and Kim Petras

Kim Petras is the first transgender woman to reach an important milestone in the music industry.

She posted on Instagram to share the news with over 777,000 of her followers.

“Sam, I can’t thank you enough for riding with me for years at this point,” Petras wrote.

“I’m so honored to be part of your first number one in the US which you should have 500 of at this point.”

“I love you forever angel Sam.”

Meanwhile, Sam Smith also took to Instagram to share their excitement with their fans, saying they were “speechless, overwhelmed, nauseous, and extremely happy.”

“I am so honoured [sic] to get to work with such incredibly talented musicians and humans.”

“And Kim… what magic you are. You are a treasure and an inspiration to so many. Thank you for jumping with me.”

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Sam Smith and Kim Petras collaborated on the song, one of the many tracks on Smith’s “Gloria” album.

The Grammy-winning artist will release the album in January next year.

Sam Smith’s latest album, “Love Goes,” was released in 2020, generating hits like “Dancing with a Stranger” and “Diamonds.”

Meanwhile, Kim Petras made her official debut five years ago with “I Don’t Want It at All.”

In February, she finally released her EP “Slut Pop.”

Kim Petras previously told British outlet Metro that although she is a transgender activist, she wants the world’s focus on her talent, not her gender.

“I want to be taken seriously,” said Petras.


Sam Smith and Kim Petras are first nonbinary and trans artists to reach number 1 on Billboard chart

Monytize Can Distribute Your Next Film, TV show, Music or Video Game

Social media has connected people from virtually any part of the world, but most users have always been mere consumers. Monytize aims to change the social media game by transforming users into monetizers with its revolutionary approach to the digital space. 

Monytize is a community of free thinkers, content creators, athletes, artists, celebrities, non-profits and more. The platform is curating a unique way of consuming entertainment and online connectivity while generating revenue back to its users and worthy beneficiaries from around the world. Monytize is creating a massive impact on a global scale by reinventing social media consumption and ensuring that consumers get their fair share of the multi-billion dollar industry. 

Members of the Monytize community can stream entertainment, play games, and engage with their friends and family on the platform. As the world’s first philanthropic social media platform, Monytize is changing the world, one cause, brand, goal, and mission at a time. After its official BETA launch on September 1, 2022, the platform has helped people and organizations worldwide. 

Furthermore, Monytize vowed to give 20% of its earnings to people who need help and lift their lives. Monytize has sealed partnerships with many respectable organizations, including Social Wireless, a South African Company providing free internet services in Johannesburg. The partnership has made it possible for South African Monytize members and their community to access social media, movies, music, and games that generate passive income for them and their families.

Monytize presents a philanthropic and wholesome approach to the entertainment industry, changing people’s perception of it as merely for fun but as an instrument for positive change. Users are contributing to the positive legacy Monytize is building. 

Unlike other entertainment platforms requiring regular subscription fees, Monytize welcomes members to its community for free and gives them access to life-changing opportunities to pursue their passion for content creation and entertainment. Monytize is currently in the market for distribution deals for original movies from directors, original music from producers, original content from video game developers, and unique stories from authors for eBook distribution. 

Monytize was founded by serial entrepreneur Terrell Samuels, a product of 14 fruitful years of his research, conceptualization, and planning. Terrell wants Monytize to be his lasting legacy, the pinnacle of his many successes. The entrepreneur has long made an impact in the entertainment industry, recognized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation as the executive producer of Millionaire Awaken Your Secret, a documentary based on the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. 

Besides dabbling his feet into the entertainment scene, Terrell is also known for handling over 100 celebrities and taking on pivotal roles himself in the creations of Craenspeak Production, the powerhouse behind Black Irish, Once Was Lost, and Prey for Rock and Roll. 

Terrell is also known in the medical industry for being the brainchild of the marketing efforts for building a surgery center, medical spa, and cancer treatment center. He also merged his expertise in the entertainment and medical fields to build The Marketing Doctor (The MD). 

Asked what motivated him to build Monytize, Terrell said, “It’s so that every person has an opportunity to be the change they want to be in their home communities as well as the world.”

Monytize just secured a lead investor in their Series A round of funding. Alex and John Ruiz of Ruiz Investment Family Office out of Miami, FL has committed to leading Monytize’s Series A round of funding as they are catching global momentum.

Monytize will be seeking to raise an undisclosed amount to help them keep up with the global growth of over 100k+ new members joining the platform each week since the soft beta launch started this September. Monytize also just added another feature called  “Moments”  which is similar to Instagram live or Facebook live

Monytize also partnered with proto hologram, which P.Diddy is an investor in. was featured on America’s Got Talent earlier this month. Kenan Thompson and Terrell Samuels will be on stage inside the Protohologram in over 70 cities on a comedy tour starting September 23rd in Atlanta, Boston and Chicago. 

Monytize is now available on the Apple App store and Google Play. 

Philip Noyed Invites Everyone to an Extraordinary VR Experience as He Launches The Neo Art Space

Award-winning multimedia artist Philip Noyed is poised to leave his audiences breathless with awe and wonder as he introduces his latest virtual reality (VR) project to the whole world in 2022, known as the Neo Art Space. Philip outdid himself when he created the first-ever VR experience of its kind, designed to give viewers a new adventure while allowing multiple individuals to experience it together from various locations around the world. This massive VR art experience is anything but ordinary and will feature the most cutting-edge light art anyone has ever seen. 

The Neo Art Space will feature thirty otherworldly experiences. Each experience comes with ethereal music to create an atmosphere that is transformative, meditative, joyful, and promotes healing at the same time. The experience will allow audiences to move from their everyday 3D experiences to transcendent 5D consciousness. Viewers will find themselves emerging from a back hole onto a walkway that highlights planets, stars, and supernovas. 

Everyone who enters the VR experience gets to explore more than 100,000 square feet and over ten stories high of art experience. They also get the unique opportunity to create their own virtual experiences through teleporting through pathways, glowing light caves, planets, radiant forests, and more.

“Social isolation has become an increasing concern since the start of the pandemic,” Philip Noyed shared. “The Neo Art Space Virtual Reality experience creates a new way to safely spend time with family and friends while also offering endless experiences and memories made without leaving the safety of your home,” he added. 

Philip Noyed is a popular innovative multimedia artist best known for his virtual reality (VR) art, abstract photographs, geometric lightbox illuminations, videos, paintings, and mixed-media public art installations. The Minneapolis, Minnesota-based artist uses bold colors, light, and high-voltage geometric compositions to illustrate the meaning of his extraordinary artworks best. He also has a unique way of transforming his phenomenal ideas into free-standing LED light sculptures or kinetic mobiles, video projections, or immersive VR light art experiences. 

Through the Neo Art Space, Philip Noyed wants his audiences to revolutionize their idea of experiencing art. Commonly, people are used to going to museums and looking at artworks on walls or pedestals. This time, Philip wants them to be fully immersed in the artwork and experience it by using all of their senses. As audiences begin to change their idea of art appreciation, they will also get to know, explore, interact with others, and create in one awe-inspiring and exceptionally exciting space. 

Learn more about Neo Art Space by visiting its website. Follow it on Facebook and Instagram for updates. 

HotBoy Finn: The Glee-Inspired Rising Artist and Rap Star Continues to Carry Legacies in the Music Industry

Driven by his father’s musical streak as a rapper and his love for the late Glee superstar Cory Monteith, who starred as Finn Hudson, hip-hop artist HotBoy Finn seeks to continue the musical legacies left behind by the two individuals who have inspired him the most in his musical journey. As a rising singer today, he seeks to leave a lasting impact on other people’s lives through the power of music.

HotBoy Finn is an empowered rapper, singer, and songwriter taking over the music arena. Born as Donnie Emanuel Poole, son of rapper Marvin Poole, his passion for music and singing runs deep. Growing up, he witnessed his father’s musical endeavors at an early age. This served as one of his ultimate inspirations in pursuing music. In addition to his father’s rap history, he also gathered inspiration from musical TV shows. Donnie was an avid fan of the famous American musical comedy-drama TV series Glee. He quickly became enamored with Cory Monteith’s role as Finn Hudson and his overall musical talent. Since the actor’s passing, Donnie has been on a mission to carry on Finn’s legacy in the music world. 

In chasing after his musical dreams, Donnie coined the stage name “HotBoy Finn.” The name combines both his love for Glee’s Finn character and Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Boy and Hot Girl concept. Essentially, the stage name resonated with Donnie’s versatility in music and his ability to champion whatever genres he explores. From being able to belt out Glee-style songs to winning at hip-hop and rap like Hot Girl Meg, HotBoy Finn can handle it all.

While music plays a significant role in Donnie’s life, HotBoy Finn does not box himself in the music industry alone. He is also a leader when it comes to philanthropic endeavors. He prides himself on being a board member and sitting as the president of the Giving Hands Organization, a group dedicated to helping troubled and disadvantaged youth. On top of this, the upcoming rapper is also a rising entrepreneur. He is most excited about launching his clothing line Finn-O Clothing Co. soon. 

As a music artist, HotBoy Finn strives to produce tracks that all communities can enjoy. He is focused on being inclusive when it comes to music. That said, people from all walks of life will surely enjoy his tracks. The upcoming rap star successfully released some tracks on Spotify entitled “I Want Designer” and “Ice Me Out.” The catchy tunes and wicked wordplay of his songs quickly win the hearts of Glee fans and hip-hop enthusiasts. At present, he is still working on more musical projects in mind.  

For HotBoy Finn, it is an honor for him to continue the legacy of his rapper father, Marvin Poole, and favorite Glee quarterback, the late Cory Monteith. Through the power of music, he hopes to touch other people’s lives in the same way his idols have made a difference in his life. 

To know more about HotBoy Finn and his next projects, please visit his official website.

Hip-Hop Artist 2K Pounce Juno Spreading Cheer With Carribean Style of Music

Music is a powerful tool. The interwoven structure of sound, style and lyrics effectively conveying deep emotions. Music as a tool for conveying messages and emotions was quite evident in the year 2020 as the eventful year tried the strength and resilience of many. Prominent among the musical artists that make music to help people cope especially during these uncertain times is 2K Ponce Juno who continues to take the world of Hip Hop by storm, changing the status quo as he reaches over the boundaries of music.

Originally from the Staten Island of New York, 2K Ponce Juno is carving out a global niche from himself in the music scenes. He found his passion for music at a tender age influenced heavily by his musically-inclined family. His sister especially played a major role when she introduced him to hip-hop and reggae music and encouraged him to participate in the West Indian tradition of Carnival. In addition, his innate talent for playing musical instruments was influenced by his brother and father. In an interview, he stated “Music is in my blood. This is just what I do.” He is now renowned as an Hip-Hop artist unique for his authentic blend of Caribbean New York influence in his songs. 

Despite his early start in the music industry, success did not come until later, but the 2K Pounce considers the years as a practice which molded him into the artist he is today. As a result of the hard work and dedication, 2K Pounce Juno is now a professional artist of Sony Music Group/The Orchard and High Performance Records. In 2012 alone, he released his first-ever project titled “Chicken Grease ‘N Grits” which was well-received by the audience, and gained more than three thousand hits on Datpiff. His first album launch titled “Concrete” was also well received by fans, the deep lyrics and sound gaining him wide acclaim and catapulted his career. Before the pandemic halted the world, his music could be heard blaring from public spaces as it grew in popularity.

The waves made by 2K Ponce Juno in the music industry did not go unnoticed and his dauntless effort led to the opportunity of him becoming part of Sony/Orchard and Mo Thugs Family’s America’s Most Blunted Tour. However, due to the pandemic the event could not hold. Undeterred, 2K continues to create sweet tunes and recently released his new single titled, “Go Pretty Girl Remix” featuring artists such as Double K and Beenie Man. The song was played repeatedly on mainstream radio stations such as Hot 97.1, Suncity 104.9 FM, Irie FM Ochos Rios Jamaica, and Drtybsmnt Radio. 

Aside from being a successful musician, 2K Pounce Juno is also a professional with the mind of a businessman. He is the owner and founder of Ellipse Group Records Global LLC which is a home for up and coming hip-hop artists. The company has various subsidiaries namely Star Music Group LLC and EGR Global Music Publishing.

To be in the loop about 2K Ponce Juno’s music releases, you may visit his official website.

Yathatisall Merges Art and Music With New Rap Styles

Musician and actor Najeeb Al-Amin, best known as YaThatIsAll, is a trendsetter for making music. With the passion, talent, and determination necessary to climb up to the top, he is regarded as Chicago’s top Afro hip-hop artist. The rising hip-hop artist has been releasing hit songs for years, his unique sound and style setting others’ pace to follow.

Originally from South Side Chicago, the singer-songwriter discovered his love for music at a tender age and gradually trained himself to great heights in showmanship- a real spectacle to behold. At the age of seventeen, YaThatIsAll is a young MC studying audio design and working as a sound engineer in his home city in collaboration with several artists to make hit songs. YaThatIsAll is recognized by fans and significant artists as a generic rap artist and a true creative when making Music. His debut mixtape, which he made working closely with Zoawe Joseph the First and Fifteenth Co-Founder Chilly, was well received by tens of thousands of fans who acknowledged that this great use of lyricism rhymes would take him far in the music industry.

 YaThatIsAll is stirring a revolution in the music industry with his new mixtape entitled Proof. He blends his Afrobeat rap sound with fan style comic book storytelling, helping his audience visualize the tracks. The mixtape and accompanying comic book artwork will be released on Instagram and his website

YaThatIsAll cannot only sing and rap, but he can also do it fluently in three languages. Additionally, he has the remarkable ability to write his songs and plays multiple musical instruments, including the guitar, percussion, and keyboard. He continues to dive into his iconic music influences, learning from them as he hones his craft. The young artist is always striving for greater heights, and he has worked with many globally-acclaimed artists, including award-winning Nigerian pop star 2Face and Chicago rap legend chief Keef.

 He wishes to amass a broad fan base of hardcore Afro Rap, Trap, and Hip Hop music fans and anyone who is a fan of good music as he introduces his distinctive rap style to the world. He considers himself different from his completion because, according to him, he is the original Midwest Afrobeat HipHop – Drill Scene and Punk Rap trendsetters. He admits that his passion for Music drives his consistency, and his distinctive style represents Afrobeat rap styles at the highest.

In the future, YaThatIsAll is looking to collaborating with other artists and businesses to promote the African and Afro-American culture through different sharing platforms. He is an ambassador of peace and acceptance as he wants to use his Music to encourage others and impart social and racial awareness in the world community. He is hopeful that a feature film will be shot based on his comic book artwork Proof.

YaThatIsAll Music is available via his website. He is also on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where he shares his thoughts and music progress with his fans.

Willie J on Turning Pains Into Gains and Leading Pure Mission Entertainment to the Top

Admittedly, it could be challenging to let go of the belief that a person’s beginning will define the face of their future. Many aspirants have stopped pursuing their goals because their initial failures have discouraged them from going forward. But, household names, such as Willie J, prove that anyone can climb up from rock bottom and make their way to the top.

This native of East Saint Louis/Washington Park, Illinois, has dealt with several hardships in life, from facing prison time, getting cut up, overcoming drugs, and losing his mother and grandma to breast cancer. But Willie J barrelled through every obstacle to stand at the forefront of today’s music industry.

As the creative mind behind the internationally-recognized entertainment company Pure Mission Entertainment, Willie J has taken on the mission to empower people, change lives, and create hope through arts and entertainment. He established this esteemed venture in recognition of the power of music to bring joy and facilitate healing in those who are hurting. 

Willie J is making waves as a published author, motivational speaker, producer, songwriter, and recording artist on top of spearheading Pure Mission Entertainment. He has caught the interest of listeners worldwide, particularly with his hit single, Sunshine with the Rain, which features PME artist Arthur Flash Johnson. Not only did the song hit #3 on the Top 200 Euro Indie charts, but it also accumulated over two million plays on SoundCloud. 

The success that Sunshine with the Rain achieved is significant for Willie J since the track was recorded three days after finding out about the death of a beloved cousin. Infused with a message of hope, the single reminds people that there are better days ahead. 

Recently, another relevant and hard-hitting piece has been birthed as a product of this multifaceted musician’s talent and passion. Together with PME president Aaron Emig, he released In the Morning, a record dedicated to the countless COVID-19 victims. This song was dropped shortly after his musical charity project and features on the hook the voice of his best friend and rock artist Terry Sanford who sadly passed away last year. 

With over 2.5 million plays on Soundcloud, this track has reached impressive heights. It was highlighted by Grammy Award winner Al Walser on his Hollywood-based global syndicated platform—The Top 20 Countdown Show—and charted along with the releases of John Legend, Rihanna, and others. Notably, proceeds from this song’s earnings are donated to United Way Greater St. Louis. This organization mobilizes donors and volunteers and organizations and companies to help people live their best lives. 

The values that Willie J holds close to his heart and the go-getter attitude that has propelled him toward the summit of multiple industries are highlighted in his other endeavors. As an accomplished motivational speaker, he has explored different facets of life, speaking both domestically at high school graduations, youth groups, etc., and internationally in countries such as Taiwan and the Philippines. 

Willie J is set to launch more impactful projects and initiatives in the coming months and years. He is currently gearing up for the launch of his much-anticipated musical EP Sunshine with the Rain vol. 1 this coming January 2021. New books, speaking engagements, interviews, and a podcast can also be expected from this powerhouse. In all of these, he hopes not only to carve a path toward renown but also to empower millions of people. 

Learn more about Willie J by visiting his website.

Pottstown’s FSG Rell Fully Traversing the Art World through Music and Writing

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When talking about being a multifaceted artist, FSG Rell, born Tyrell Barr, is a noteworthy mention. He has embodied art in its full form by excelling at both music and writing. Born on the 21st of May 1998, FSG Rell is an African-American hip-hop recording artist and author best known for his hit song, “Gucci Prada Fendi.” With five full albums and two EPs to his name, Tyrell Barr has, over the years, released music that his fans can relate to no matter what they are going through. “My music is that it can take you high or low whether you’re in the mood to be hype or if you’re in the mood to let your feelings flow. My music has real-life pain in it, so no matter what your struggle is, you can relate,” he says.

FSG Rell is the author of “48 Weeks,” a critically acclaimed book that covers romance, music, street life, and the hardships of street life. In the book, which was released in 2019, FSG Rell tried to paint pictures of what growing and coming up has been like for him. For a career that started in 2016, FSG Tyrell has done a lot of work, and he remains laser-focused on his goals to reach the top.

His first single, “Checklist,” which signaled the start of his career, was released in 2016, and he followed the release with “FMB” in 2017. He released “No Lookin’ Back” in 2017, followed by “Nightmare on Elm Street” with TakeRisk Mugga. His next project dropped in 2018, and it was titled “High School Debut,” which galvanized his city and housed the smash hit, “Gucci Prada Fendi.” In the same 2018, he released “As Promised,” and in 2019, the project he considers to be his first album was released, and it was titled “Ambition over Fear.” After that album, he has released “Lil Schwenko” (2019) and “More Than A Rapper (2020).”

FSG Rell has not worked alone since his music career kicked off four years ago. He has worked with artists like K-Shine, Ahna Mac, Richie Wess, Leaf Ward, SG Tip, Mecca, Frank Wit Da Grippaz, and Royal of OVO. He has also featured in media outlets and publications like Substream Magazine, The Source, Music Talkers, The New York Weekly, Hip Hop Since 1987, Say Cheese TV, Vevo, KollegeKidd, DJ Smallz Eyes, and others.

FSG Rell creates music while drawing influence from his background. He takes pride in coming from a small city, and that reflects in the open-mindedness and calmness that his music brings to his audience. He decided to go into music full-time because of his love for the art. “I use music for comfort. My friends have a passion for music, and so from there, everything happened naturally, and now we’re executing,” he says.

His five-year goal is to be on the cover of Forbes Magazine and have 15 tracks on the Hot 100 songs. He is also considering acting and working with Drake. FSG Rell has come a long way, and he always wants to remind his fans and audience that anything is possible if they set their hearts to it. “A hometown hero can break barriers. Even if they don’t make it far, they can make a path to where somebody else from your city can take your momentum and run with it,” he says.

Learn more about FSG Rell on his website