Tmcxj releases highly anticipated debut EP ‘VYBZ’
Up-and-coming artist Tmcxj is delivering the vibes to his audience — literally. His debut EP VYBZ just dropped and shows fans what he’s truly capable of. The independent artist is based in Long Beach, California, and has a talent that separates him from his peers. His vocal range is promising, and ability to craft a melody is unmatched.
The Long Beach-based artist released his first song “All Night” in June 2020, which served as an introduction to his sound and overall melodic vibe. His EPVYBZ further proves how his R&B/trap sound stands out and sets him apart from his peers. He self-describes the album as something that you can “smoke to” and “turn up to.”
Each song on the EP offers a different take on Tmcxj’s style. There are standout tracks such as “Moonlight,” “Vybz,” and “All Night,” featuring Glena and Chris Catlin that serve as a testament to the artist’s talents and versatility.
When asked about what inspires him overall about music, Tmcxj answered, “I’ve always been a big hip hop/R&B head growing up. I’m really big on how music makes you feel — the positive vibes, amazing views and people I’ve met on my journey. My stories from Compton/East side Long Beach are just the few things that inspire me.”
As far as some projects that he’s done in the past that he’s are most proud, Tmcxj is actually a self-published author of a poetry book titled “New Aura,” which is exclusively on Amazon.
“I’m most proud of that book because it was my first one that showcased my poetry from 2016-2019,” he said.
The multi-facited artist has plenty in store for fans in 2020. Keep reading to learn more about Tmcxj below.
What city are you from and where are you based now?
Compton, CA but I am currently based in Long Beach.
When did you know that you wanted to pursue a career in music?
When I was 18 I started writing poetry. I always wanted to do music but took time to develop myself as a dynamic artist. It wasn’t until 2019 that I took it very seriously and started working on my first project!
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
Coming from a family of female writers I grew up with a lot of R&B and soul in my household. When I was little I remember finding out about 50 Cent, Ludacris and The Game and being in awe. Since then, I’ve grown up with all kinds of music — finding a love for all genres.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
Stoner-Rap/R&B. Giving you Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y and Bryson Tiller type of vibes.
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?
In December 2016 my friend Corey Turner (who passed away), heard a verse I did and instilled in me that I had a gift. Starting off as a poet I felt awkward, but he made me confident I could take my art to the next level, unfortunately he passed away in June 2019 and I’ve been working overtime to always shoot for the stars. You only got one life – it’s do or die.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?
I love video games, bomb weed and amazing views to watch/relax at. I stay creative by surrounding myself with creatives or watching interviews of my favorite artists.
Who are some of your main musical influences?
Isaiah Rashad, Ye Ali, Kendrick Lamar, Jcole, DCMBR & Jahkoy.
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
When the time is right I want to switch my sound and try new things, work with more producers in LA & get my music on tv shows and movies.
Tell us about your latest EP VYBZ. What is it about and how would you describe the overall vibe?
My debut EP titled VYBZ (pronounced vibes) is a stoner/R&B selection of sounds to relax, smoke and turn up to. It gives you a different taste of sound from a typical LA based artist.
What has the response been like to that project?
The response had been amazing! To see everyone around the world listening and telling me their favorite songs gives me the positive reassurance to keep pushing.
What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
Me and my team have already started the process of VYBZ II. I have singles dropping for the rest of the year we about to heat up!
What message do you hope fans take away from your music?
I hope people hear the passion and patience I dedicate to my music, and I know I’ll inspire the next brain to change the world one day with the music I’m making.
Where can we follow you on social media?
Be sure to stream Tmcxj‘s new project VYBZ below.