Tayyib Ali is a twenty-one year old artist from Philadelphia. At just ten years old, Ali began to hone his rap skills and spent the majority of his teenage years perfecting his trade. As his hobby for writing rhymes and free-styling lyrics quickly turned into a burning passion, people started to realize he had the talent and drive to succeed. His delivery is gold, his lyrics are organic, and there is something for everyone to relate to in his music.
Through focus, drive and persistent hard work, doors in the music industry began to open. Within the past year, Ali has performed in front of a sellout audience at the Kamikazz Festival and has opened for world renowned Hip Hop Artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller, Cisco Adler, Sammy Adams, Logic and Mod Sun. Throughout his young career Ali has been influenced by many artists who have reached out to him and taken him under their wing.
With creative lyrics, catchy vocals, and a variety of original beats, Ali quickly began to develop a rising following. After releasing his singles, “Cold World,” “PA Chilin,” “What My Father Told Me,” and “Kid Again,” his young and passionate fan base quickly started to grow worldwide.
In early 2010 Tayyib started to develop a dedicated team with a main objective: reaching the next level. This soon resulted in a verified Twitter account of 19,000 followers and a following of 36,000 fans on Facebook. This soon led to a growing sense of anticipation and excitement for his debut EP entitled “Eighteen.”
Soon after, Ali released his first mix-tape in 2008 labeled, “Eighteen.” This tape gained over 78,000 views via DatPiff.com and gained over 150,000 views for his first YouTube music video. Considering the large fan base after his mix-tape and video, Ali released “Keystone State of Mind” which was the first of his Keystone mix-tape series. The mix-tape premiered on ThisSongIsSick.Com and accumulated over 120,000 views on DatPif.Com. Following the mix-tape, Tayyib released two more music videos which both gained over 700,000 views. The two videos included: “Keystone State of Mind” and “Do It.” Following “Keystone State of Mind,” Tayyib released “Keystone State of Mind 2” which accumulated 65,000 views. This soon led to touring the country and playing many festivals throughout the year. He toured the country with Logic, headlining 25 different cities, selling out 20. Subsequent to touring with Logic, he did another American tour with Cisco Adler and Mod Sun selling out several cities.
Ali is now sitting on a gold mine of tracks. He has given the world a taste of his talent but he is saving his best for his upcoming mixtape, Keyston3, soon to be released on a major label. This will be followed by another mix-tape featuring production from Jahlil Beats and has inked a deal with Steve Rifkind, music mogul who founded Wu-Tang Clan, Akon, Asher Roth, and David Banner. 2014 is the year his career platforms, because for us, Tayyib Ali is bigger than Hip Hop."
When he’s not hitting the books on a full academic scholarship at the nation’s leading historically black university, Howard University, Lance “Fuze the Mc” Coleman is making his mark in the music industry as a fresh, alternative hip-hop artist. His first two mixtapes Life: Soul/Flesh and Here We Go were released to rave reviews from top hip-hop blogs, including OKAYPLAYER, DJBOOTH.NET, KEVINNOTTINGHAM.COM, ILLROOTS, and much more.
What’s more, Fuze has performed at club venues in D.C. and in his native Atlanta, GA community.Now, with the release of his newest project Stereo Typical Music and a co-sign from artists like Charles Hamilton, Blu and GEMSTONES, to Raheem Devaughn, DMC(of RUNDMC) and KRS-One, Fuze is poised to hit radio airwaves and the big stage.
Fuze was recently featured in 25 Magazine’s “The Bridge: DMV Cipher” event alongside area artists, The Five One, Phil Ade, RAtheMC, Flex Mathews and G5 Clive and has opened for Tanya Morgan ,Kooley High, and the Rich Kids.
“Although Fuze hails from Marietta on the outskirts of Atlanta, he would be right at home in the Chi, with flows and beats that evoke Kanye, Lupe, Twista, and the soulful sampling of Sam Cooke or the Blue Notes. But those laidback beats can't damper Fuze's lyrical energy. He can shift quickly into rapid delivery, but I'm a fan of those measured moments of complex lyrics and rhymes.”