T.C. SLIDE, a Miami based M.C. (originally from Lake Wales, Fl.), has been rapping since the age of 15, and has been influenced by various rap genres; which allows him to appeal to a larger audience.
With his alter ego (YANQUI BLAQ), T.C. adds a Reggae/Dancehall flavor that is already popular in the American Hip Hop club scene. Listen to records like "Jump - Dancer Dedicaton," "Teasers," "Boy She Lies," "Rap Boasters," and "Lies-Trust Myself," and you'll hear the influence of Dancehall superstars.
Favorite Rap artists & influences are NAS, Wu Tang Clan, 2 Pac, Dr. Dre, Chuck D., Will Smith, LL Cool Jay, Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Whodini, & Newcleus.
Favorite Reggae & Dancehall influences are Buju Banton, Mad Cobra, Sizzla, Capleton, Shabba Ranks, Terror Fabulous, Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Freddie McGregor, Sanchez & Tony Curtis.
OTHER INFO: Cousin of NBA's Phoenix Suns' star - AMARE STOUDEMIRE
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TC SLIDE/YANQUI BLAQ
From a sound of his own, the style of this artist TC SLIDE is an influence of lyrical & story telling MCs, including street ryhmin' masters of ceremony. He's a new school Will Smith & Chuck D, but with an edge of intensity that's a result of changes in his life & of the time. His content is a coupling of relationship issues & viewpoints that everyone can relate to. Even his raunchiest songs like "Teasers," "Can't Get Mad Anymore," & "Ballz" have some meaning & are lyrically potent.
His alter ego "Yanqui Blaq" adds an element of the Jamaican Dancehall style that's a mimic of DJs (or Jamaican MCs) like Buju Banton & Mega Banton. Listen to records like "The Girlz," "Boy She Lies," "Jump," & "Rap Boasters;" & you'll see that West Indian chemistry he has. Yanqui Blaq is also the human beatbox/producer, responsible for beats/riddims like "Porn Star," "Jump," "The Girlz," & "Teasers."
TC Slide is from the dirty-dirty, but has a sound uniquely his own, not to be mistaken for one genre of music. He grew up listening to Rap & R&B/Soul, and admittedly "pop" & "dance." All these are attributions encompassed in this TC SLIDE/YANQUI BLAQ artist; which gives him a nicely put - crossover appeal.
He hails from Lake Wales/Polk County, Florida - home to NFL star Ray Lewis & NBA stars Tracy McGrady & Amare Stoudemire; to whom he's a 1st Cousin-Once Removed.
His aliases are "The Forgotten MC," "The Dark Angel," & "Digital DJ Slide." Clean your ears & turn your sound system up. THIS IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTSKERTZ ENTERTAINMENT.