FLYTASTIK
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FLYTASTIK

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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The Product - FEAR-LESS YOUTH & FEET UP ENT. PRENTS: The PRODUCT, A COLLECTIVE OF SONGS AND INTERLUDES IN THE FORM OF A SWEET SATIVA AMPLIFYING A POSITIVE FEEL FOR THE HUSTLERS EVERYWHERE, IN ANY FIELD. "I MADE MOST OF THESE SONGS FOR PEOPLE TO RELATE TO, AND TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T THE ONLY ONES DEALING WITH LIFE'S ISSUES, BUT ALSO TO MAKE LIGHT OF THOSE SITUATIONS!" EXCLAIMS TASTIK. INTRODUCING "FEAR-LESS YOUTH" ALSO KNOWN AS F-LY THE TEAM. WHICH IS BASICALLY EVERYONE WHO ISN'T THE "HAND OUT" TYPE, BUT ARE THE GET UP, AND GO GET IT YOURSELF TYPE OF PEOPLE. BASICALLY MOTIVATION FOR THE GRIND. "LISTEN, LOVE, AND DOWNLOAD" - TASTIK
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released 26 September 2011

Take FLYT ep - FLYTASTIK,A 20 YEAR-OLD, NEW ORLEANS MADE ARTIST, BASED OUT OF ATLANTA. PERSUING HIS LIFE LONG DREAM OF MAKING
THE IMPOSSIBLE, POSSIBLE.RAISED IN A SINGLE PARENT HOME WHERE HE WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT TO HUSTLE, NOT STRUGGLE.
"PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD, AND YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THE OUTCOME," WAS INSTILLED IN HIM BY HIS LATE MOTHER
SINCE A CHILD UP UNTIL LAST YEAR DECEMBER WHEN SHE PASSED AWAY. HER WISDOM AND WITTY PHRASES ARE WHAT HE CALLS
"REAL NIGGA MORALS" WHICH HELPED MOLD THIS PROJECT TODAY. Take FLYT (TAKE FLIGHT) IS AN EP MADE AS A GET AWAY FROM
FLY'S ACTUAL LIFE STRUGGLES FROM BEING HOMELESS TO LOSING HIS MOTHER. AS HE REPRESENTS HIS TEAM,FEAR-LESS YOUTH,
HE IMPLIES THAT THIS SMALL PROJECT IS JUST A BOOST AND TASTE OF WHATS COMING ON HIS OFFICIAL MIXTAPE "THE PRODUCT"
DROPPING THIS FALL. Take FLYT FEATURES PRODUCTION FROM SHAWN HOSEA, JAMEEL BURTON, BRYAN A. WILLIAMS, AND DRE.
FEATURING JAMEEL BURTON,BG THE BORN GENIUS, AND BRITNE DIONNE. LISTEN, LIKE IT, DOWNLOAD, AND LOVE IT.
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released 05 August 2011

What You Want: Haters - This is 1/4 of the 4 part mixtape "What You Want". This part of the tape is for the Haters. Put ya shades on, kick ya feet up, and say fuck the haters.
released 16 January 2011

What You Want: Stoners - This is 1/4 of the 4 part mixtape "What You Want". This part of the tape is for the Stoners. Sit back, roll that shit up, light that shit up, and enjoy some great smoking music.
released 16 January 2011

What You Want: Haters - This is 1/4 of the 4 part mixtape "What You Want". This part of the tape is for the Hustler in us all. To motivate and encourage you to do what you have to do.
released 25 December 2010

What You Want: Ladies - This is 1/4 of the 4 part mixtape "What You Want". This part of the tape is for the Ladies. Just to make her feel special. Put on those heels i like, oil up, and get your sexy on.
released 25 December 2010

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Representing what he calls "Fear-Less Youth" entertainer with rhymes just as sharp as his discriminating taste in threads is 2O year-old, Atlanta-based Crescent City transplant FLYTASTIK.

Born DeSean Anthony Simms, II aka DJ to his close friends and family, first started his musical career as a DJ. Known at the time as DJ DAS DUCE, he learned techniques behind the ones and twos from famed local record spinners DJ Captain Charles, Charles “Bam Bam” Belonge and DJ Raj Smooth. But although he was getting his tutelage from three of the best in the business, he was not totally content with his situation.

Hoping to expand on his talents, young DeSean began producing beats on FrootyLoops but quickly learned that being a producer was not his calling.

“I always wanted to be able to construct a song in its entirety,” he confesses. “I wasn’t too good at that.”

So after a year as a DJ/producer, he turned in his two turntables and beat making programs for a microphone. He would use his DJ equipment to record himself rapping over instrumentals of popular songs.

“Eventually, I was like ‘why not?’ I got the swagger and the talent to do it,” he demands. “What am I holding back for?”

Around this same time, however, New Orleans was devastated by the wrath of Hurricane Katrina so Desean and his mother relocated to Atlanta. With a fresh start and new surroundings, the eager musician went full force on his rapping career.

“The culture in both cities really encourages my whole demeanor as far as music,” says Tastik. “In New Orleans, you can close your eyes at night and wake up in the morning to music. Some of my family and family friends belong to New Orleans most respected jazz musicians. Music has been in my veins. I just had to take advantage of the opportunity to lend my voice.

He continues, “And with me coming to Atlanta, it was a culture shock but at the same time I learned a lot because it is definitely the new music mecca.”

One of his lessons learned was the power of Internet promotion. He flooded Facebook, Twitter and every other social networking site with his music. Before long, he had acquired a steady cult-like online following.

“I was one of those people who spam just to get heard and I still am,” he says. “I’m yet to get a negative reaction from the music.”

“I try to make you feel involved in the music. It’s motivational music,” he explains. “I’m just here to make good music- whether you’re riding in your car feeling good or you’re having a bad day. I’m here to fill every void.”