Tyke T

Performed in Sofar Memphis

Memphis-based rapper and head of the Driven by Music brand, Tyke T combines honest lyrics, bold production, and insight garnered from his graduate education to climb the charts without the help of a major label. The indie artist -- who graduated with an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University -- studied the charts and organized his fan base, storming the Top 50 of four Billboard charts with his sophomore EP, 2017's The Prelude. Born Tyrone Stroble in Smyrna, Tennessee, Tyke's main influences were '90s R&B and New Jack Swing by the likes of Jodeci, Bobby Brown, and Bell Biv Devoe, as well as rap from Master P, Kanye West, Drake, 8Ball & MJG, UGK, and Outkast.

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