• DeAara Lewis

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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Otis Redding and a kid named Royal’T…

Hey there guys!

Well here is another one. This time, however, it is my nephew T.J. stage name “Royal’T TopMC” taking the Youtube Plunge. As many of you know or may not know, T.J. produced the majority of the music on “Tricks.” He was just starting out then, but since we really didn’t have a budget for music, we had to rely on the talent of family and friends and thankfully that worked out.

Since that time, he has come a long way. Over the past year and half, he has built up quite a following on the Hip Hop scene. He has received high praise from the Memphis Flyer and was voted by Memphis Magazine as one the top MC’s to watch out for in the time to come. He will also be featured on the highly coveted Live From Memphis’ “60 Seconds.”

In saying that, shooting this video was fun but intense. Although T.J. is my nephew, we act more like older sister, younger brother and we both have very strong personalities. So to say that we bumped heads on the creative path of this is an understatement. When he was reviewing the footage, he found it quite humorous how much we could be heard bickering during the outtakes. I wanted him to try some things he didn’t want to try or he wanted me to shoot some things I didn’t think went with the theme of the video. But in the end, when he saw it, he thought it was “dope” (his words). So that made my day.

He will be dropping his first official album at his very first album release party this Saturday (Oct. 22nd) at the Hi-Tone on Poplar (1913 Poplar) which also happens to be the day he was born.

So if you can, please come out and support. It’s $5.00 to get in and $5.00 for the album. The doors open at 9:00 p.m.

Click on the link below to see the video and I hope you enjoy it.

“Otis” by Royal’T TopMC

– DeAara



One Response

  1. Thanks for the link to the video.

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