Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hip Hop Artist Tyrant Ghostrida To Release Debut Album "Where Florida Begins" Early 2011

Hip Hop Artist Tyrant Ghostrida announced today that he will release his debut album "Where Florida Begins" in early 2011. He has already recorded seven songs, and is producing the album himself. The completed album is expected to have 25 tracks, and will be available for purchase at major online retailers.

Describing "Where Florida Begins" he said, "There are a lot of hip hop artists out there today, and it takes a lot to distinguish yourself from the rest. I'm able to do that because I possess the ability to do a vividly distinctive word play. It's just not the same sound that most other artists are putting out there and that people hear every day when they listen to hip hop. My music addresses issues that are common to everybody, and they will be able to relate to it.

Born Trenton Brooks in Jacksonville, Florida in 1983, Tyrant Ghostrida became interested in music at an early age as his elder brother Shadarrian was a member of the rap group Trespass. One day, while listening to them rehearse, they pulled him into a freestyle session with them and were amazed at the results. Brooks warmed the audience up for them for every performance from that point on. In 1997, he began his own quest to take making music much more seriously.

The year 2000 was a good one for the young artist as he did a recording called "Duval's Illest" which was produced by family member John Lumpkin, now a locally famed jazz percussionist. In 2001, he participated in the Terry Parker Senior High School talent show, where many more people began to take notice of him as a rapper. After graduation in 2002, he began to record more at home using Magix, Cool Edit Pro, and Fruity Loops.

He began receiving attention from small management groups within Jacksonville, but shortly thereafter, the crunk scene exploded and the interest gravitated in that direction. So, in 2004, he moved to Morganton, North Carolina and collaborated with the rapper Nappy on the song "904 To 828" which was popular in local night clubs. After moving back to Jacksonville in 2005, he made two songs "In Case You Forgot" featuring Young Menace, Lex Ruger and himself, and "Playboy Freestyle" which was a freestyle rap over New York hip hop artist Lloyd Bank's (now a part of G-Unit) song "Playboy" for the mix tape "The Village Mixtape" which was hosted by Young Menace. From there, Brooks started to work on an album entitled "The Reason Every Nigga Tries," but put the project on hold to enlist in the U.S. Navy in 2007. Currently serving until 2013 in Camp Pendleton, California, he is continuing to pursue both his music and naval career.

"I like making music because it's a way of allowing people to understand me better. It was introduced to me at a young age and it's something that I can do well enough to make it a career and express my creative side."

Brooks musical influences cross several music genres and include Stevie Wonder, Outkast, Little Brother, J. Cole, Scarface, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, Dwele, Floetry, and Musiq Soulchild.


Trenton Brooks

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