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Tee-Double

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2005
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"Tee-Double presents Black Mics Matter"

Austin freestyle rap kingpin and longtime hip-hop scene fixture, Terrany Johnson a.k.a. Tee Double has just dropped a new compilation of Austin music centered around the themes of social justice and uplift, “The Black Mics Matter Project.”

It’s a well-produced and sonically diverse collection. Standout tracks include “Soon As I,” an R&B-laced lament from Anastasia, “Payback,” a rugged call-to-action from JustJarvaz and “Power To The People” an outcry for our times from Third Root rapper, Easy Lee.

From concept to release, Johnson says the project came together in roughly three weeks. He hand-picked already produced tracks from local artists that fit with the theme of the release, an album created not for profit but to provoke “dialog and spiritual return.” - Austin360/Austin American Statesman


"Tee-Double the Value of Art"

For most musicians starting out, they sometimes don’t understand the business behind music, how to make themselves lucrative, or how to brand their work as valuable. They don’t know if there’s space for their sound. Terrany will tell you, “Sometimes artists are so happy they get into a venue; they don’t care what the stipulations are. They see getting a few free beers as thanks enough for a half hour set.” In no other business are three beers enough compensation for the work provided, so why is that suddenly okay in these situations?

Terrany Johnson, rapping under the moniker Tee Double, began making music at the age of 7. By the age of 9, he produced and shipped out his first mix tape. On weekends, he’d go to Sears with his mother. While she shopped, he’d rig up microphones to tape recorders, press play on one stereo and record on another. He’d make a demo tape in the time it took her to shop or at least have a few tracks down before customer service got wind of what he was doing. You can probably guess this was the 90’s with the technology he was working with.

Fast forward to today—his home studio is more impressive than most recording spaces. There’s a lineage of gear stacked up: each keyboard and drum machine iconic for the certain sounds it produces. Walk into the room and you’ll be met with a continuous pulsing of sound, rhythmically weaving itself together, encasing you into a beat. Every time he mentions a keyboard, he talks about the importance of its unique sound. Its signature tone is something the machine owns and can’t be duplicated. That’s wisdom he expels to anyone else with whom he works: “Own your Music.” Adherent to that ideology, it’s important to put value on your art and craft. His belief is that “other people won’t value it, or give it any worth until you see the value in it first.” - Eastside Magazine


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Oh..By The Way!!

Recently Tee Double had his music placed in episodes of The Roller Girls a series on the A&E channel filmed in Austin,Tx. Tee Double has proven once again that hard work, dedication, and believing in one's self,

Anything Can Be Achieved.

CURRENTLY IN THE STUDIO:

Doing music for movies,commercials,games and more!!

2010 Austin Music Awards winner!!!

Best Hip Hop!!!

2004-2005 Austin Music Award!!

Best Experimental!!

As a member of Austin Hip Hop band BoomBox ATX

TOURS,MUSIC AND MORE!!

Featured Artist: Ursula 1000 album "MYSTICS" track-RUMP (ESL Music)

Abstract Rude,Zulu Butterfly & D.J. Drez (ATU)-(Project Blowed) 2007!

3 nights only Texas Tour -Austin,San Antonio & San Marcos!

A Few Good Men Tour 2006!

East Coast and Midwest dates featuring Del,A-Plus,Psalm One,Motion Man,Mike Relm and Bukue One!!!

ESPN CALI COMM 2004

46 U.S. and Canadian dates.Featuring Del the funky homosapien,Zion I,Aceyalone,Abstract Rude,Myka 9 & Bukue one!!

Kinetic Global (Founder)

Formally Kinetic Marketing. Now as Kinetic Global we are a multi-media company catering to the global entertainment industry in the field of music production,commercials,voice overs,artist consulting,artist bookings,radio,retail,urban lifestyle marketing ,fashion,film,product positioning and more!

Kinetic Marketing (Co-Founder)

A one stop promotion vehicle for artist/labels in the southern region to tap into surrounding markets.

The Texas Chapter of The Grammys速 (Grammy in Schools Program)

Invited speaker at The University of Texas at Austin to educate central Texas high school students including Tee Doubles very own McCallum High School on various angles of the recording industry.Ranging from publishing,royalties,song writing,music production and more.

Austin Music Foundation (Advisory Board Member/Urban Arts Director)
A non-profit organization created for the artistic and economic empowerment creation and preservation of Austins unique musical heritage with emphasis on the steady development of a strong music community.Assist in the arranging of The Music Industry Boot Camp (a monthly seminar catering to the continued sharing of music industry information from industry professionals)Developing a musical curriculum dedicated to the urban music community.

Show -n- Prove (co-publisher/writer/artistic director)
A bi-monthly non-profit newsletter catering to the business aspect of the urban music community.With features on music production,publishing,media promotion,upcoming events and various group forums.

"Lost Scriptures-E.P." on Goodvibe Recordings /JCOR /Atomic Pop
Under the name TEE-DOUBLE the e.p. was self produced also creating a presence for artist to get exposure in the southern and global marketplace.

Urban Music Director / South by Southwest Music and Film Conference
Arrange and coordinate artist showcases,industry panels,book venues and bring awareness to the urban scene in Austin,Texas.

Arista Records / Austin Branch (Assistant to publicity and promotion)
Gather competitive recap and tracking of the labels artist.Created magazine advertisements,organized radio correspondence and tour support.

Sector 2 Records (intern)
Assisted in tour support,promotions.direct marketing and contributed to A&R duties.

"Salsafied " recorded by Beto and the Fairlanes (Co-writer/featured artist)
cowrote and appeared on the album and title track "SALSAFIED"released on Dos/Antones records.

Tribes Records (Co-visionary/student)
A label started by the American Institute for Learning to guide young at-risk youth other options in life such as music and the business of music .Assisted in the growth,development and songwriting / producing duties at the label.

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Biography

Tee Double has blurred the distinctions commonly
associated with entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers, and poets.
Armed with a freestyle grace that can only be witnessed in person, he
has let his lyrics flow, defined with bass lines that have given them
power to shape a community.


2014 Partnered his Urban Artist Alliance
with local non profit Grounded In Music to teach a 7 week course on Hip
Hop and it's creation at the Austin Boys and Girls Club.


2014 Selected as a mentor for aspiring artist and winners of 10thousand dollar grants made possible by local non profit Black Fret to further there careers and dreams. Honored!


2014 Nominated for the Austin Music People / Esme Barrera Music Education and Activism Award


2012-2014 Elected onto the Board of Govenors for The Texas Chapter of The Grammys!!


Tx. Chapter of The Grammys Education & Advocacy Committee -Involved in creating the first ever 2014 Grammy Chapter College Scholarship fund for Grammy U. students to further edication.


TX Chapter of The Grammys Producers and Engineer Committee


2014 Partnered with Austin Music People
to assist in the creation of an Amendment by Austin City Council for
Austins Downtown Density Bonus Program plan were if a future
business/venue is involved in Pay2Play (over charging artist to perform
instead of paying artist for starters) they would be denied funding
assistance from the city to build. A historic move that will affect
artist for years to come.History Was Made!!


2012 Featured in the August issue of The Austin Business Journal for founding the Urban Artist Alliance! More here.


September 30,2010 The Austin City
Council and Mayor Lee Leffingwell proclaimed "Tee-Double Day" in
Tee-Doubles hometown of Austin,Texas!! For many years Tee-Double has
been a trail blazer in the Texas music scene in not just the Hip Hop
arena but various genres and globally as well.



22 ALBUMS RELEASED INDEPENDENTLY!


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