Waiting on the next big star to grace the main stage? Then wait no further because Derek Allen, better known by his stage name Tunez Bol, hailing from Philadelphia, has entered the building destined to do just that. More than a talented Rap MC, Tunez Bol has also been an established writer & producer since the age of 17. Knowing from an early age since that he was musically inclined, Tunez Bol would often get caught drumming unique beats on his school desk. As a producer, Tunez Bol has stepped outside of the box going beyond being an electronic producer and learning to play the piano and guitar. Going a step further with producing, Tunez Bol has produced several projects for other artists in various genres. Tunez Bol has over 100,000 plays on Youtube and has also performed at clubs all over the east coast. He is currently ranked in the top 25 locally on Reverbnation. Although his influences include DMX, Timbaland, Kanye West, Premo, Common, Quincy Jones, 50 Cent, Beanie Sigel and JayZ, Tunez Bol has a style all his own. Blending east and west coast with a hint of south, he delivers his lyrical content in a way that is missing from the music that is currently out. When you hear the first verse of a Tunez Bol songs you immediately know that you are hearing somethings new. With songs for the ladies about everyday life, the challenges of the streets, family and keeping values, Tunez Bol has songs that everyone can relate to but it is the way he delivers it that captures his audiences attention. Inspired and motivated by the birth of his first child and urgency to make it big. So he can provide for his family. Tunez Bol flooded the streets in 2011 with his debut mixtape titled “Stay Tuned Vol 1″ . With no major promotion or marketing, Tunez was able to build a name for his self locally and in several southern states. In 2011 Tunez Bol launched an independent record label called Konkret Muzik Group with his childhood friend Steph Luc. Currently he is working on several projects including his second mixtape ” Stay Tuned Vol.2″ dropping 2012.Tunez Bol plans to open up his own production studio, start a clothing line and create charities for Lupus and Diabetes. Music is powerful and Tunez Bol realizes that through music he can reach people worldwide and help greater causes.
IAA: What is your music background?
TUNEZ BOL: I’ve always had a strong passion for music. My parents were very out going when I was a child and influenced me musically. I was raised listening to my mother play artists such as Phyllis Hyman, Michael Jackson, Teena Marie and Whitney Houston. My Father enjoyed a lot of soul music as well as funk – especially George Clinton. I first fell in love with hip after my brother introduced me to it.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
TUNEZ BOL: I want to record and release my own music because I feel that I have something new to bring to the table. In this day and age artists are afraid to be different. Everyone follows the trends or does whatever is popular at the time. The world needs more originality and I believe I have what it takes to help start this movement.
IAA: What are your songs about?
TUNEZ BOL: My songs are about my experiences I have in life. I write about relationships, partying and my religious and political values. I pretty much touch on every subject I have ever experienced.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
TUNEZ BOL: My fan base is aimed for men and women between the ages of 18 – 40. I make music that people of any age can relate too.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
TUNEZ BOL: My musical influences are DMX, Timbaland, Styles P, Dr Dre, Common, Quincy Jones, 50 Cent, Beanie Sigel and Jay Z. These are the artist and producers who have had the biggest influence on my music.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
TUNEZ BOL: My music is brings a unique listening experience to my audience. While other artists are so pressed on trying to fit in, I try my best to stand out. So when you put on a Tunez Bol cd you know your gonna vibe out on a whole different level.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?
TUNEZ BOL: My delivery, my voice and my lyrics make me stand out from others. I don’t believe there is anyone that sounds like me. Along with catchy hooks and bouncy beats, I believe I have my own sound.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
TUNEZ BOL: Currently I am working on my 3rd installment to the “Stay Tuned” mix-tape series. I am also working on production for various artist worldwide and continuing to develop my brand
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10years?
TUNEZ BOL: I have several goals I’m looking forward to achieving such as, getting a distribution deal, becoming a household name in the industry, establishing myself as one of the top producers in the game and building my record label to be a well established company. In 10 years I see myself selling out concerts world wide and working with some of the elites in the industry. I also envision myself having one of the biggest independent record labels on the east coast. I want to sign the best acts in the world. I know it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication so I’m willing to put my everything into this dream until it becomes a reality.
IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
TUNEZ BOL: Fans can access my music at www.youtube.com/tunezbol also download my mix-tape on datpiff “Stay Tuned Vol 2” http://www.datpiff.com/Tunez-Bol-Stay-Tuned-Vol-2-mixtape.420224.html if you need to contact me call 484 469 0427 or follow @tunezbol on twitter EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org