Official Biography (courtesy of TeyYaniis/Ymi Recordings LLC.)
While music continues to break barriers in today’s society, the older generation of hip-hop/soul lovers tend to diverge from modern day music because of the inability to express lyrics that obtain substance, moral standards and positive world outlooks.
For 25 year old lyricist Tey Yaniis bringing his old soul personality blending genres such as hip-hop, neo-soul, chill out and poetry Tey Yaniis wants to bring an exhilarated experience to today’s new and old generation of music lovers.
Born in Dallas, Texas Tey Yaniis started his musical journey at an early age playing different musical instruments such as the violin, trumpet, and bass cello. Tey Yaniis realized his potential to rhyme after being inspired by Nas and Lauryn Hill’s single ‘If I Ruled The World’ by writing 20 different versions of the song explaining what he would do if he had the power of being a world ruler. Tey Yaniis influences include John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Cab Calloway, Otis Redding, Jackie Wilson, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, The Fugees, Digable Planets, Blackstar, and more. In addition to being a recording artist Tey Yaniis also is a songwriter in which he believes that tapping into a recording artist mind will have maximum results with bringing a masterpiece of a song.
Tey Yaniis is on a mission to bring a timeless sound to worldwide music lovers. Within five months of creating his style of music which consist of neo-soul/hip-hop/chill-out an more Tey Yaniis has already caught the ears of some of todays prominent neo-soul stations and websites supporting his music as the next artist on the rise. Looking to expand his soulful/hipster personality worldwide Tey Yaniis has already proved with his singles such as “coffee brown” prod by Kreatev and “1-Tyme” prod by The drumaddictz his sound is very off-beat but soulful compared to music that is heard in todays mainstream music. Tey Yaniis is currently working on two EP projects with producers Damani Rhodes and Kahiel Valenti which is shaping his musical journey into what the world has been waiting for timeless, uplifting, elegant soul/hip-hop.
Tey Yaniis and company today announced the release of a new single – ‘Stronger/SoulSister’ by Tey Yaniis. The single is a part of the full EP that would be released in October 2013. Speaking on the occasion, a representative of the company said, “We are extremely excited to announce the launch of a new single by the upcoming talent Tey Yaniss.” He further added, “The single will be the part of EP titled ‘The Soul Jones Collection’. Details related to the launch of EP would be confirmed soon.”
The song written and sung by the young artist is a part of Tey’s efforts to change the way women are portrayed in today’s hip hop media. The representative added, “With his latest uplifting neo soul inspired single, Tey wants to bring forth a new image of women that is completely different from the one portrayed by the hip hop media of present times.”
When contacted Tey said, “Creating this single I set out to make sure that we captured the essence of women from a man’s perspective respectfully.” He further added, “Every woman has a beautiful story to tell and I pray that this song inspires women to tell their story and touch the lives of other young women.”
‘Stronger/SoulSister’ by Tey Yaniis