Tag: Young Visionary

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Music is a big constant in the routines of many people of all walks of life and backgrounds.

We all can relate to the feeling of being connected to a melody or a groove, as well as being inspired and entertained.

The one thing that truly makes the difference is the stories that music brings forth. Some are shallow and superficial, while others are deep, meaningful and honest, as they stem for a truly personal place. This is definitely the case for Tag; a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of hip-hop.

With such a mindset, Tag set out to take control of all aspect of his production process, from songwriting to mixing and finalizing his releases. The 360° degrees involvement of the artist definitely makes for a more direct and hands-on approach through the full spectrum, and the extra involvement really comes through.

Among other experiences, Tag was mentored by producer / engineer Eddie Mashal (Eagles) and had the chance to intern at South Beach Studios, to gain industry knowledge.

One of the most striking aspects of Tag’s production attitude is the way that he is able to bring forth sounds and influences from the golden age of hip-hop, while maintaining a modern punch and focus. Old school music is often appreciated for its organic qualities and warmth – those little imperfections that make it all sound more “human” and definitely more credible and real. On the other hand, contemporary production tool can definitely contribute to adding more focus and punch to a track. What Tag is striving to achieve with his own tracks is to achieve a well-balanced compromise between the two schools of though that truly echo some of the most influential and forward thinking hip-hop artists on the scene today; including Kanye West, Jay-Z or 50 Cent, - game changers with very charismatic personalities and killer-sounding records.

“Never stop practicing and learning. Always experiment with different techniques and whatever works, then go for it. Listen to different kinds of music to pick up ideas and stay open-mind”

Tag was born in NYC and he sports Caribbean Guyanese and Indian roots. Currently based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the budding rap artist is more dedicated than ever to continue setting the bar higher with his forward-thinking blend of sound.

Ultimately, his music is all about connecting with the listeners through high-energy release, uplifting melodies, a thought-provoking lyrical flow.

“It’s about going with the flow, not forcing lyrics out of you – You have to truly feel what you are saying in order to make a good song”

Flagship tracks such as “Through the Eyes of a Poet” serve as a great insight into Tag’s unique personality and vision, as he set out to use his music as a vehicle to express himself as a true hip-hop storyteller. Tag’s lyrical work can easily be described as multi-dimensional, in the sense that it feels so individualistic, yet so highly relatable at the same time.

Find out more about Tag and let the music tell you the rest of this story.

www.youknowtag.com

Instagram: @youknowtag

Twitter: @youknowtag

www.facebook.com/youknowtag

www.soundcloud.com/youknowtag

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih2paFCigd8

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