Thi'sl (thizzil)

Thi'sl (thizzil)

BandHip HopGospel

Thi'sl's voice is like no other-it's grimey and has a sound seldom heard in rappers..........Thi'sl drops a beat banger, "Not 2 Late Mommy".........Dwayne Lacey GospelFlava.com

Biography

BORN IN GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI, TO TWO TEENAGE PARENTS TRAVIS "THI'SL" TYLER CAME FOURTH WITH A DESTINY UNKNOWN THAT STARTED IN A COTTON FEILD. HIS STAY IN MISSISSIPPI WAS ONLY TWO YEARS SHORT WHEN HIS GRANDPOP PACKED UP A U HAUL AND MOVED HIM TO ST. LOUIS. GRANDMA AND GRANDPOP HAD NINE KIDS INCLUDING THI'SL'S MOTHER REBA, WHO AT THAT TIME HAD NO IDEA WHO THAT BABY SHE WAS FEEDING WAS GOING TO GROW UP TO BE. GROWING EARLY ON WAS PLEASANT AT HOME AND SCHOOL FOR TRAVIS. AT HOME MOM SUPPLIED ALL OF HIS HEARTS NEEDS AND WANTS AND AT SCHOOL HE WAS HIGHLY CREDITED IN HIS GRADES EARNING HONORS THAT AT ONE POINT GOT HIM WORDWIDE RECOGNITION. THOUGH BY SIX GRADE (1988) CRACK AND GANGS HAD INVADED THE INNER CITY ALONG WITH TRAVIS'S HOUSE. USE TO GETTING ALL HE ASK FOR FROM MOM AND MISSING THE RELATIONSHIP THAT DAD WAS'NT THERE TO GIVE THE STREETS PROVIDED ALL HE THOUGHT HE NEEDED, MONEY AND LOVE. ALONG WITH HIS COUSIN TANK WHO WAS THE SAME AGE AS TRAVIS THEY HIT THE STREETS, RUNNING WITH DUDES THREE FOUR YEARS OLDER THAN THEM ACCEPTED AS PEERS AND MENTORED ON THE LIFE BY OLD HEADS THEY GREW UP REAL FAST. BETWEEN MONEY, GIRLS, HOUSE PARTIES AND THE INFLUENCE OF MUSIC AND MOVIES, THE LATE EIGHTIES EARLY NINETIES TURNED THE ONCE INNOCENT LITTLE BOYS INTO HUSTLERS THAT WOULD DO WHATEVER IT TOOK TO GET TO THE NEXT DAY. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HELPED TRAVIS GET TO THE NEXT DAY AS A CHILD WAS MUSIC. AT AN EARLY AGE MUSIC WAS A LOVE OF THE YOUNG BOY AND HE USED IT TO NOT ONLY JUST TO VENT HIS PROBLEMS BUT ALSO TO BUILD A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE STREETS. BY 1998 HIS STREET CREDITABILITY AS A BANGER AND HIS RAW RHYMES HAD GAINED HIM ACCESS TO SEVERAL STAGES BEFORE SOME OF THE HOTTEST ARTIST OF THAT TIME (EIGHTBAL, TOO SHORT, SCARFACE, BLACK ROB, EVE, ETC.) WITH A STRONG BUZZ IN THE STREETS FOR RAPPING AND JUST BEING PLAIN OL GRIMEY, TARVIS THEN KNOWN AS "UNK" WAS APPOROACH BY A MAN NAMED TRELL WHO THEN WANTED TO GET HIM SIGNED. (TRELL ONE OF THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING NELLY SIGNED) EVENTHOUGH RAPPING WAS A PASSION OF HIS AND EVERYONE AROUND HIM THOUGHT HE WAAS GREAT AT DOING A COUPLE THINGS KEPT HIM FROM DOING IT. ONE, HIS ADDICTION TO THE STREETS AND TWO HIS ADDICTION TO PCP AKA WATER AKA DIPS. 1999 TRAVIS'S LIFE HIT ROCK BOTTOM WHEN HIS LIFE LONG FRIEND, HIS COUSIN TANK WAS KILLED BY ONE OF HIS FRIENDS. (OVER NOTHING) WITH THE DEATH OF TANK EVERY DESIRE HE HAD DIED WITH HIM EVEN THE DESIRE TO LIVE. ONLY THING THAT GREW IN HIM WAS HATE, HURT AND THE URGE TO GET HIGH. BEING SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE THAT LOVED HIM HIS DESIRE TO RHYME CAME BACK AND BEING FACED WITH THE QUESTION INSIDE OF HIM THAT THERE HAD TO BE MORE TO LIFE, TRAVIS STARTED PRAYING. GOD ANSWERED THOSE PRAYERS BY SENDING A LOCAL CONGREGATION TO EVANGELIZE THE HOOD. THAT NIGHT TRAVIS GOT A GLANCE OF HIS FUTURE AND MET TWO PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE BECOME HIS BEST FRIENDS FLAME AND J.R. THE ICING ON THE CAKE WAS BEING ARRESTED FOR A CRIME HE DIDNT COMMIT. FACING THE POSSIBLITY OF LIFE IN PRISON OR THE THE DEATH PENALTY. WHILE SITTING IN A CELL WITH SIX FELONY CHARGES, TRAVIS WAS UNCTION BY THE LORD THE SEEK HIM THROUGH PRAYER. AFTER REFUSING THAT UNCTION THEN KNEELING TO PRAY THE LORD FREED TRAVIS. AFTER BEING RELEASED HE WENT TO CHURCH AND HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE LORD SINCE. AFTER RECIEVING THE GOSPEL THI'SL TOOK THE TIME TO GROW IN CHRIST LOSING HIS WORLDLY DESIRES AND CULTIVATING HIS DESIRE TO KNOW GOD. AFTER SITTING DOWN MORE THAN A YEAR TO BE GROUNDED TO THE FAITH, THI'SL STOOD TO FIGHT FOR THE FAITH AND SERVE IN MINISTRY.

Discography

*ARTIST* Flame
*ALBUM*Where there's Smoke there's Fire- September 2004
Crossmovement Records/Provident Distribution
Song Credit-
Track no.2 Truth Travels
Track no. 18 From the Mid to the East

*ARTIST*116 (ONE ONE SIX) CLIQUE
*ALBUM*116 Clique Compilation-October 2005
Reach Records/Infinity Distribution
Song Credits
Track no.3 Church Boys
Track no.13 Act Out

*ARTIST* THI'SL
*ALBUM*This House I Shall Live-August 2004
Independant Release/National Web Distribution

*ARTIST* Thi'sl
*ALBUM*Examine Yourselves 2003
Independant Local Release

*ARTIST* J.R.
*ALBUM*The Metamorphosis-November 2005
CrossMovement Records/Provident Distribution
Song Credit
Track no. 1 The Metamorphosis
Track no. 7 Temptations

The Iron Age Mixtape (2006)
Independent Release/National Web Distribution
Compilation (featuring Lecrae,Tripplee,Flame,Under5,Json,Everyday Process,Tedashii,Dare2Dream,J.R)
www.thislmuzik.com

Why Hip Hop 2006
CrossMoivement Records/Provident Distribution
Song Credit (Not Enough Dope In My Rhymes)

*R-Swift-Revolutinary Theme Music* 2006
Lampmode Recordings

Coming Soon from Thi'sl
"The Chronicles of A X Hustla" cd and documentary

Some of the places performed/ministered:
-Tampa, Florida-Flava Fest 2005
-Norfolk, Virginia 2005
-New Mexico- Holoman Airforce Base 2005
-Kansas City, Missouri-Beyond the Four Walls 2005
-Texas-Texas A&M 2005
-Oxford, Mississippi 2005
-Dallas, Texas- His Place (Sixth Street) 2005
-Ewardsville,Illonois-SIUE College Campus 2005
-Arkansas 2005
-Central Missouri University 2004
-St. Louis:
Cardinal Ritter College Prep 2005
Crunk For Christ 2 (Sponsored by Clear Channel Radio 100.3 the Beat) 2006
Da B.L.I.N.G 2004/2005
The St. Louis Dreamcenter 2004/2005
St. Louis Juvenile Detention Center 2005
(over 50 other venues in St.Louis)
Chicago, Ill-The House 2006