TSC aka The Soul Child was chosen as one of the featured dancers in the 1984 Pepsi commercial with Michael Jackson. A young child at the time, he was thrilled to have the opportunity. However, when his Mother realized he had to go to New York away from his tight knit family in North Carolina, she worried and the opportunity was missed. The experience catapulted young TSC to keep performing, write music and eventually Rap with a keen expressive twist and an underlying love for everything Michael Jackson.
TSC’s music is a melting pot. His inspiration combines the knowledge and hustle of Hip-hop legends like Tupac, Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z; creating unique adaptations of West meets East. He says, “They gave me the blueprint; I’m an inspired product of great rappers, Tupac and Kanye West. My hope is to carry the movement forward.”
TSC says, “The Soul Child acronym comes from my cousin. When I was growing up, it wasn’t smart to let people into your life that you didn’t really know and it was abnormal to let them back in if they did something that went against your values. It caused a lot of distrust, pain, agony and constant problems, but I persevered allowing people back into my life that on hindsight I shouldn’t have. When I first heard Tupac, that was a life-altering moment for me, his rhymes got me hooked on music, rapping and trying to make the world a better place.”
TSC continues and adds, “Through trials and tribulations, I got to the good part. I believe that people are born good. The decisions they make is what makes them who they are. If someone makes a bad choice, it’s because of their emotions. I always say, think about what your inner child would do and make your decisions based on that. You’ll make positive decisions that will help push your life forward not backward.”
TSC’s music credits run deep, in 2014, he received Producer credits; creating the beats for one of Young Money Entertainment's rising young stars Lil Chuckee. The single, “Poison” was recorded in Boston, MA and was released the same year to excellent reviews. To date, TSC has worked with many Hip-hop notables such as Paul Wall, Roscoe Dash, 2 Chainz and more.
TSC says, I’m not trying to be the best, I’m trying to save lives. These are uncertain and trying times, I want people to understand that responsibility is part of being good and great and with that comes immense understanding, compassion and knowledge.
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “At times, life is hard, as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and painful moments. Like the ever-flowing water of a river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changin cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of the summers and the piercing chill of its winters. But through it all, God walks with us. Never forget that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace.”
To date, TSC has amassed a huge following via Instagram and Twitter with combined views over 45,000 and climbing!
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