“I just want to mix everything,” “I don’t believe you should be stuck in one type of lane. That’s why I call my label Free Mindz Muzik, because I don’t want it to be contained.”
T-RYDE (JERRY WAYNE HAMMONS II), born June 23rd, 1994 is an American Hip Hop artist from Ft. Worth, Texas. He is often known for his fast double time rapping as well as his explosive vocal performance on stage. His music is at times, very real and heart-touching and at other times can seem dark and in a world of imagination, none the less his passion is strong in all the art he creates.
T-Ryde fell in love with music at a young age. Listening to music in a portable cd player given to him at Christmas when he was ten, he would jam a variety of music from the likes of Green Day, to Slipknot. though Rock n Roll was his main interest he did have a taste for the music of Eminem, ICP and growing up with family in Texas country music was the norm. He would sing along with every song he listened to and memorize all the words. He began to write his own songs when he was eleven years old, mostly punk rock songs that had the same structure as the ones he listened to. Using the music of his idols as guidelines for his own art he began to write songs that people actually liked.
By the time T-Ryde was seventeen, his passion had shifted from Rock n' Roll to Hip Hop so much that he didn't even listen to Rock music anymore. He had started writing his own raps and really picked up on it fast. Going by the name Texas Ryda he recorded his first song in 2012 with a group named "NO PROMIZEZ" they recorded a total of four songs before the group parted ways over minor differences. He perfected double time (Fast) Rapping by the time he was 18 and began to create music under a shortened version of his previous name (Texasryda). Now going by T-RYDE he released his first Solo, Independent album titled "OUT OF THE ASHES" (2014) and went on two national tours opening for artist under Psychopathic Records to promote his album.
Shortly after his return from tour, in 2015 he was incarcerated on multiple drug charges all leading to felonies on which he is currently completing a 5 year term of probation. Being incarcerated for 9 months, he wrote as much material as he could. Upon release he cleaned his notebook out and pulled his favorite pieces. putting together enough songs to make an EP. "CLOUDBURST" which is still unreleased is a compilation of the real life situations in which he went through leading up to his incarceration. An Image of a heart being struck by lightning is on the cover, which he says represents the shock that woke him up.
T-Ryde has recently came off tour in 2017 touring with artist such as Struggle Jennings and Bubba SparxXx. He is currently finishing up his latest album "WHITE GOLD & BLACK DIAMONDZ" and his EP "CLOUDBURST' which he plans to release both before June of 2018
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