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TJ Porter Releases Debut Album

From Harlem, for Harlem, TJ Porter has established his undisputed street cred with a streak of uncompromising singles and videos – highlighted by “Glowin’ Up,” “Tricky,” “Harder Than Ever,” “Do You Care?,” and of course his hometown celebration “Harlem” – all setting the stage for the release today of VOICE OF THE TRENCHES, his debut album via Def Jam Recordings.

LISTEN TO VOICE OF THE TRENCHES HERE

 With the release of VOICE OF THE TRENCHES, TJ drops the gritty new video for “Harlem,” which COMPLEX hails as “one of the best songs of the year, so far.”

WATCH “HARLEM” MUSIC VIDEO HERE

 “Porter’s bravado bleeds New York,” wrote Billboard passionately this week of the former high school basketball star, whose closest friends include future NBA draft prospects Cole Anthony and Julian Newman. There but for fortune, TJ’s career might have been on the court with them, instead of in the recording studio and onstage. As TJ showed during the recent NBA All-Star Weekend, however, at the Coca-Cola stage performance and then at a special 3-on-3 matchup game, the two driving forces of his life will probably always co-exist. 

 “I’m not a basketball player who makes music, I’m an artist who plays basketball, sometimes,” he told the Billboard reporter. “I make music. I want people to take me seriously as an artist. I’m cool with all the rappers and stuff like Meek [Mill] and all, but I need them to take me serious with the music. I want that longevity. I ain’t trying to go to the NBA.”

New EP by TJ Porter

HARLEM RAPPER TJ PORTER DROPS NEW EP “NO DISTURBANCE”

LISTEN HERE:
https://TJPorter.lnk.to/NoDisturbance

HE WILL BE FEATURED IN DEF JAM’S UNDISPUTED COMPILATION, OUT MARCH 8TH!

“NO DISTURBANCE” TRACK LIST:
1. I CAN’T
2. THE DON
3. HARDER THAN EVER (FEAT. JAY GWUAPO & KJ BALLA)
4. CHEATED

“TJ Porter is leading Harlem into the future.” 

“He cuts through beats with ease & takes an approach that most artist don’t.” 

“His rhymes, deft and sharp with Harlem’s natural proclivity for quick wit and bucket drummer cadences, are leavened by a singsong delivery that sounds modern, but anchored in a traditionalist’s slickness.”

ABOUT TJ PORTER:

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take…but TJ Porter is shooting to win. The Harlem native is taking his prowess from the basketball court—hunger, drive and hard work—into hip-hop. “This is a mental game,” he says. “I want to be the best.”

Raised in the Robert F. Wagner Housing Projects, the 18-year-old (born Terrence Reaves) grew up on Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. “My uncle would say, ‘I want y’all to listen to this and by the end of the day, tell me what the songs mean.’” Mature for his age, he began rapping at eight and made his first song at 12. “As a kid, I was always chilling with the older guys in the hood. I would always be rapping.” His natural athleticism led him to want to pursue basketball professionally. For several years, music took a back seat to his hoop dreams.

In 2016, TJ’s career—and life—hit a turning point when his best friend, Chico, was fatally shot in a gang-related incident. He questioned his life in the streets and admits, that he was filled with anger. “I ain’t gonna lie. It changed my life.” Through tragedy sprung hope. He took on “We gon’ ball,” the mantra of his slain friend, and the moniker “TJ Porter,” a nod to the debonair Rich Porter from Paid in Full, and set his eyes on rap as the prize.

With the forthcoming Voice of The Trenches, TJ Porter is ready to tell his story. Autobiographical, he hopes to showcase the many facets of New York City—good and bad. He’s slated to hit the road later this year and release a trilogy of projects leading into NBA All -Star Weekend 2019. More than anything, TJ hopes that his success can serve as a motivation, especially to other young people. “I’mma give you the trenches,” he says. “But these are the opportunities you can get.”

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Harder Than Ever by Lil Baby

Atlanta based rapper Lil Baby has just released his project Harder Than Ever, out now on Quality Control Music / Wolf Pack Global Music / Motown Records / Capitol Records. Joining the rising star on features include Drake, Offset, Moneybagg Yo, Young Thug, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, and Hoodrich Pablo Juan. Get it HERE.

This marks 23-year-old Lil Babyߣs debut Quality Control project. Lil Baby is raising the bar with refined story-telling. After being released from prison in 2017, he started rapping under the nourishment of Coach K and Pee. In 2017 alone, Lil Baby has released four mixtapes and now Harder Than Ever is Lil Babyߣs latest project. His track Yes Indeed featuring Drake gained over a million streams in less than 24 hours. FADER called Lil Baby Quality Control’s latest protege;XXL described Lil Baby’s Southside video as Lil Baby’s Atlanta stomping grounds. There’s dancing, money-flashing and plenty of flexing on a sunny spring day.

The remix to Lil Baby’s breakout hit My Dawg features Quavo, Moneybagg Yo, and Kodak Black. It has over 182 million streams and is featured on Quality Controlߣs debut compilation project, Quality Control: Control The Streets Volume 1.

Lil Baby has been acclaimed by The New York Times, FADER, XXL, The Source, Pitchfork, Genius, Mass Appeal, MTV, and more. Without even dropping a debut album and with only nearly three years of rap expereince Lil Baby clocks over 681 million streams and Lil Baby already has collaborations with Drake, Lil Yachty, Cuban Doll, Quavo, Offset, Kodak Black, Gunna, Rylo, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Thug under his belt.

TRACKLIST:

1 Intro

2 Spazz

3 I’m Straight

4 Exotic feat. Starlito

5 Yes Indeed feat. Drake

6 Leaked

7 Bank feat. Moneybagg Yo

8 Cash

9 Southside

10 Throwing Shade feat. Gunna

11 First Class

12 Right Now feat. Young Thug

13 Life Goes On feat. Gunna & Lil Uzi Vert

14 Transporter feat. Offset

15 Fit in

16 Boss Bitch feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan

17 Never Needed No Help

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