IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

TEA WHY: Reno Nevada

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

TEA WHY: Rap, R&B, hip-hop, funk, jazz, blues, rock, and I want to try country.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

TEA WHY:  My songs are about life, reality, mistakes, lessons, love, God, my emotions, my music, family, the person I am, the world, war, schools, guns, politics, and much more

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?

TEA WHY: My favorite song to perform is “I’m Floatin”. The song on stage grabs the crowd’s attention. They react to it. Children, especially eight-year-olds, love the song.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?

TEA WHY: Where I am today and the fact I’ve exceeded my goals by far and my expectations.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

TEA WHY: John Legend, Lyfe Jennings, Justin Bieber, Future, Kendrick Lamar, E 40, Eminem, and Nas

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

TEA WHY: Real, unique, different, lyrical, and definitely me.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other people?

TEA WHY: My style and voice changes with different songs and beats. I don’t curse and disrespect women. I don’t put drugs all over my music or encourage people to make bad decisions for fun. I’m diverse with every song as to where other artists use the same voice and style with every song. I keep people guessing, “What is he going to do next?” I even surprise myself

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?

TEA WHY:  I want to see more messages and reality in music. Kids listen and look up to us, so as artists we not only need to act accordingly, but create and perform accordingly, even off the clock.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?

TEA WHY: I just finished my 2nd album. It’s mixed and mastered, I just have to press it. I am six songs into my 3rd album. I am performing a couple shows and open mic nights per week.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are you career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

TEA WHY:  My career goal is for my music to be worldwide. I want to change lives and decisions through my music. I want to continue to increase my skills, my strive, and dedication daily. I want to lead others in the right direction from my messages in my music. In 10 years, I see myself traveling a lot to introduce myself and my music far and near, on and off stage

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?




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  1. I have known this man for almost all my life and have grown up with him singing to me. He is very talented and his music speaks to many about so much. My 9year old daughter loves his music and listens to it everyday. My mother that is in her 60’s also likes his music. Myself he inspires me to be better and with every song you get to know how hes feeling and where he is coming from. HE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!

  2. very inspired by the diversity of the vocals and different atmospheres are set with each individual track produced. I am encouraged and driven when collaboration is in sight. Great aspiring artist with the ability to paint a picture with words.

  3. Tea-Why No Matter What is what all artist should be like. His lyrics cut like butter, his message can be heard by all. And the meaning that listeners get is far better then any PG movie out there! I have been blessed to work with him on a project and hope to do a lot more!
    Most important hes about the kids, our future, and keeping real love alive!
    Never set down the MIC!!!!

  4. Love his music!! I can sit down and listen to his songs & relate to them. Therr uplifting and always positive unlike a lot of today’s music. One word describes tea why & that’s talented. By far one of the best!!! Keep it coming Tea Why!!

  5. Tea-why is a very talented person. I’ve listened to your music for years you keep getting better… Keep doin your thing stay head strong and keep pushing forward….

  6. Not only is he helping me with my debut album, he is also mentoring me as a big brother in music and life. When I hit a brick wall and feel like shutting down, he tells me to get in the Booth and let my emotions make my music. This man is talented, blessed, and an amazing person.

  7. Tea Why? This hard working gentleman has showed us what dedication can do. This man has been through hell and back and has not let himself change. He is a great artist from a small place on the map. His lyrics reflect the TRUTH in life. I give mad respect to him for showing people how to be a great artist, but better yet a great man! He set examples for people to be humble and live life with a chance to take advantage of their dreams! Sounds like a pretty good role model to me!

  8. I grew up with Tea Why in a small town. Its nice to see he’s following his dreams and doin a bangin job at it. Keep reaching and challenging yourself buddy.. \m/

  9. Nice to see positive local talent in the media. Tea Why is very passionate about what his music….as he should be! As a mom of two, this quote right here….. ” want to see more messages and reality in music. Kids listen and look up to us, so as artists we not only need to act accordingly, but create and perform accordingly, even off the clock.-Tea Why”….is what all artist should have in mind. Keep up it Handsome!

  10. His music is real, that’s what I like most about it. He’s always working hard and putting in so much time, effort, and dedication. Has deffinitly come far, and I’m so proud of him.

  11. I have listened to tea why’s music for two years now. Every new track just a gets better and better. He is a top of the game rapper and I see great things in his future.

  12. Ty has always been a big brother to me he is a very determined minded person with a little twist of passionate, self driven, stubborn and kind hearted that’s a star in the making their he has worked hard to be ware he is now from recording music on a cassette player and sharing one microphone recording one of the best songs he dropped 4 niggas on a payroll ft. Frank dee and myself hot right their it needs a remix support his music it’s real and pretty much that’s what the rap game is missing. Do yo Thang my brother

  13. He is an extremely talented artist!!! His creativity and mindframe in the track is one in a million! Something that’s hard to come by nowadays, his lyrics actually have a meaning and he says it straight from the heart. You give him a song he’ll take the time and give you something you want to listen to over and over again!!! Aside from being the best artist in reno he is a good dude and a well respectable person! Dedicated and driven he’s hungry and won’t settle for less!!!! Much love.

  14. Of all the artists I’ve worked with, Tea Why is hands down my favorite artist to work with. He’s very passionate and extremely dedicated to his music. He lives and breathes music and it definitely shows on the tracks. He will always exceed expectations for the track and is always getting better and better. He is driven and has a vision of where he wants to see himself and from knowing him he will achieve and tackle anything in front of him. His positivity in the studio as well as outside in life has always astounded me and I’m sure when the world hears of Tea Why they will never forget the name.

  15. Tyran or TEAWHY has a story to tell a messege to share his music speaks volumes to many..
    No matter what your feeling he has a song you can relate to..
    His music is beyond those in his area..

  16. Whenever we book TeaWhy for shows the crowd stops his energy is real.. He captivates the the entire venue with his original music .. You can learn all about him via his music..

  17. Two words! Tea why! I’ve gotten the opportunity this past year to meet and know this dude and share the stage with him! And got to say he is one of the most humblest and down to earth guys I’ve ever met in the Reno hip-hop scene. He’s real talk all the way! That heart and his humble character is projected through lyric he spits! He has something real to say and on too of it he has awesome flows, Great rhythm, and tight beats! I am one of those people who isn’t into the “swag money, bitches, and I can steal your girlfriend who is a stripper” type of talk the mainstream has ingrained sociaty with! That talk is garbage and does nothing to help a dying generation that is broken. Tea why stood out to me because he didn’t need to try and go that route! Tea Why has something real to say we all need to hear that comes straight from the heart! U don’t even need to know him to feel that from his music! He’s all grins up on stage and is great at what he does and the awesome thing is he doesn’t need to brag and tell you that. The music speaks for him! Haha that’s why he’s been #1 and in the top 5 on reverb for months now! He’s putting in work!! I recommend Tea Why and his ablum and any future material he puts out to anyone!!! Just listen!!

    Brian Fairweather (face of the deep)