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With the mind, body and soul of a “G”, Tec which stands for Third Eye Connection is a young rapper that knows “anything you do in the physical needs to be manifested through the spiritual first.”

Tec was born to two artistic and musical, Jamaican parents in Queens, New York on March 18th 1985; his mother, a Jamaican born and New York raised singer and songwriter and his father a songwriter. There is a coincidence behind his conception and the artistic journey of his mother, because she mysteriously gained the talent of singing in her last trimester with Tec.

As a child, Tec and his sister were familiar with the backstage and studio experiences; watching their mother record and open up prominent stage shows for notable reggae and African musicians and artists, as well as being in studio sessions with artists like reggae notable Mikey Dread and his uncle, Calton Coffie, the once lead singer for Grammy awarded reggae band, Inner Circle. In fact, Tec was present in the studio when Calton Coffie laid the vocal tracks for the famous COPS show reggae theme song, Bad Boys.

At the numerous stage shows he attended as a young child, his mother could look at him at any time during any performance and see his eyes affixed, in a trance, on the drummer. While still only twelve years old, Tec was backstage at a Tampa, Florida Fairgrounds Fugee’s concert , when Wyclef Jean introduced the Refugee Camp onto the stage. Spider, from the Refugee Camp, unexpectedly stopped the show introducing a drummer to the stage, describing him as, “kind ‘a short.” Surprised by the stage call, Tec frantically looked for the short drummer hoping that it wasn’t him. After being slightly pushed, Tec set the Fugees on fire, on stage, and blazed the audience into oblivion with drum beats that stunned everyone from Lauren Hill to the audience members. There was frenzy. For Tec, these were common childhood experiences; still this was a memorable experience that gave Tec a feel for the stage.

Although primarily a musician rapper, he’s also a writer and producer. Tec’s writing abilities were noticed one day while in detention, in high school; when he wrote an astonishing poem called “Mount Zion” that display an exceptional talent of creative writing and lyrical content. During his high school years in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Tec received turn tables for his birthday and he was able to pursue his childhood talent of becoming a DJ. After quitting the basketball team and later getting arrested during the hours he would have been at basketball practice, Tec overcame the tribulations by testing the keyboard, there he obtained a high level of musical comprehension for the instrument, with no formal training. As he played the keyboard, he practiced rapping— mixing his reggae background with hip hop, in a unique way.

In 2003, Tec was still involved in the street life, but he managed to avoid the consequences of prison which some of his close friends were not able to avoid. Realizing that Tec was on the wrong road, his mother managed to get him enrolled him into Full Sail— one of the nation’s top recording arts and film institute in Orlando, Florida. Tec attended the school, but couldn’t leave the street life alone completely; Tec started hustling again and got arrested, resulting in Full Sail expelling him for one year, followed by his graduation with an associate degree in recording arts, in 2005.

In 2006, Tec walked across the stage of Full Sail and picked up his Bachelor of Science degree in entertainment business. All this time, he had been polishing his writing; rapping and performance skills while starting to perform at local hip hop venues in the Orlando area.

At Tec’s first performance in Orlando, he wore an air force jumper with jungle boots and a black ski-mask that made his appearance a little intimidating, but by the next time he performed the audience was better prepared. Tec has also produced instrumental tracks for the University of Central Florida that were published on various radio stations as a part of Florida’s statewide financial aid awareness campaign.

Tec’s Jamaican heritage has also led to him performing with reggae artists such as; I-Wayne, Keisha Martin, Ky-Enie, as well as performances for the Hot Import Boost Mobile Tour with his business affiliate, and fellow rapper Demic.

In 2007, while working for XL106.7 a top 40 radio station, in Orlando, as a promotion specialist, Tec took his natural keyboard cleverness, drumming, studio and production skills into his home studio and produced a mix-tape called the D.U.K. Tape that impressed all listeners. He spent the summer of 2007 on the grind—from South Florida to New York. While currently in the studio creating an album of all original works—which will include tracks with supporting vocals by his mother—Tec will also be completing his Masters in Business Administration.

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