About Tez

He has been singing since the age of 5 yrs. old, in the church choir. At the age of 14, he expanded his talents by rapping and singing with a local rap group called K.I.G (Keep It Gangsta). K.I.G helped him realize his passion for music. He loves to write his own songs as well as perform them. Being able to do this set him up for two unpublished albums with K.I.G. (The Time Is Now & Done Deal). While with K.I.G., he also started two rap groups called 2Deep and Royal Boyz. Later, rapping became a hobby and R&B became his true passion for music.

In 2014-2015, Tez and his best friend SG Smitty revitalized the hip hop group 2Deep. 2Deep began to have much success around the city including radio interviews, premiering their latest music project “Consistency” at a movie theater in Louisville KY, being nominated for “Hottest in the Ville” for consecutive months in 2014-2015, being nominated for song of the year in 2015 for “My Party My Show” through Keep Louisville Loud (local radio station), getting their music played on local radio stations in Louisville, and also working on music videos and projects together in Louisville Ky. After a few years of success with 2Deep, Tez and SG planned to focus on solo projects to enhance 2Deep’s recognition.  

In 2016, Tez released two of his hit singles, "Rider" and "Can't Worry". Both songs immediately grabbed the attention of his supporters. Tez went on to perform at multiple shows in the city and even got to headline his own concerts at the Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville and the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Tez also got together with fellow IAmRoyalty Music Affiliate DJ PartyAllWknd, to create at radio show geared toward Independent artist named WkndwithTez Radio Show. Tez knew this was only the beginning for his solo career, so he formulated a plan to execute the following year. 

In 2017, Tez released his next single "I Got Your Back" a song dedicated to his wife. That soon became a favorite and led him to his second headlined show at Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville and becoming featured on Louisville's Sounds of the City on Wave 3 News. Tez also was nominated for 3 Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards, those included, Best Media Outlet, On Air Radio Personality, and R&B artist or group. Tez also ventured out and began speaking to youth about chasing their dreams and living by the motto #CantWorryAllSmiles. This was motto was created from the success of his hit single "Can't Worry".

Now Tez plans to release more music and visuals for his new music project. Tez hopes to continue to speak to the youth and continue being a radio show personality. His music is inspired by events in his life; such as family, friends, and other relationships. The purpose of his music is to acknowledge the bad and celebrate the good in life and being creative. Now with Dj PartyAllWknd (Tez Official Dj), 2Deep, and IAmRoyalty on his side he will attempt to bring the city of Louisville the recognition it deserves.

 

 

  • Headlined at the Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville, Ky in 2016 and 2017

  • Opened for R&B Singer Avant and Bando Jonez in 2017

  • Open for Bone Thugs and Harmony, Ace Hood, Montana of 300, Tory Lanez in 2018

  • Headlined the Mighty Kindness Festival in 2018

  • Performed at WorldFest in Louisville KY in 2018

  • Opened the 2018 Kentucky Urban Entertainment Awards in 2018! Also was nominated in 8 categories at the award show. 

  • Opened for Bone Thugs and Harmony in 2019 

Key Performances

Special Thanks to 2Deep, IAmRoyalty and ISUPPORTTEZ 

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