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"The Real TimBuckTu"

...and the video’s sharp black-and-white images of Uptown elevated the corner of Wilson and Sheridan to art. There was City Sports, Uptown BBQ, the Jesus People selling strawberries for a...

...There was City Sports, Uptown BBQ, the Jesus People selling strawberries for a buck on Wilson and Kenmore, the Uptown Theater, the Aragon. Like the real Timbuktu – an ancient city in the West...

I asked him about “knowing all the criminals.” Sanders said he checks all the neighborhood blogs. He was reading a story on Lake Effect News about a mid-afternoon shooting at Wilson and Broadway last February, where a woman got caught in gang crossfire while waiting for a bus with her baby.

Sanders grew up at 4848 N. Winthrop, where he was raised among the Gangster Disciples “with the GDs hat banged to the right.” He went to Arai Junior High School, before it became Uplift, and graduated four years ago from Senn High School.

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...Sanders as he roams fearlessly through Uptown rival gang strongholds “where guns spark” – Clarendon Park, Sunnyside and Magnolia, “4848” – as he raps about the violence he sees plaguing Uptown and the rest of...
- Lake Effect News

"Uptown Rapper Does Good, Makes Good"

Lake Effect News has a feature on rapper TimBuckTu, who grew up among Uptown's gangs, went to Arai and Senn, and just graduated from U of I with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and aviation. He teaches physics and chemistry to fourth-graders at the Boys and Girls Club in Champaign in his spare time. Read his story, see his video, and find out what he credits for not becoming part of Uptown's gangs: - Uptown Update

"Chicago hip hop tributes Derrick Rose"

Derrick Rose is the biggest name in town right now and with the success of the Bulls as we start the playoffs, you know Chicago hip hop was gonna rep for the probable MVP. Sure enough, we have a couple of new songs dedicated to the Bulls superstar to peep above. The first was actually released during the season as TimBuckTu rhymed over a sample of the Bulls’ intro music, much to my delight since I have been wanting someone to chop it up and add a hip hop twist to it. The end result was a pretty solid tribute to D-Rose, citing many specific games and happenings in the season to that point (EDIT: now set to a highlight mix). The other is a new download released today as Yung Berg linked up with MarVo for their track simply titled “Derrick Rose”. It has a street appeal to it on top of more allusions to D-Rose so be sure to check out both above and vote on which one you like the most in the poll below! Also be sure to check out Game 2 of the Bulls-Pacers on TNT tonight at 8:30 CT and maybe you’ll catch Maks G and myself in the UC crowd, yuuup! I’ll be reppin’ the Bench Mob!
- Sgt. Tibs , Go Where Hip Hop

"TimBuckTu – D.Rose For The MVP music video"

Here is a video I directed & edited with my homie Gerson Donis over at @ HHRapinfo for TimBucktu.

Until the next thought I see …

Stay blessed.


- Visual

"TimBuckTu - TimMillion Mixtape"

Talk of Chicago and HHRAPiNFO.COM presents Timbucktu: Tim Million the mixtape
- Chi-City Hip Hop

"TimBuckTu - D. Rose for the MVP"

First things first, I'm a Celtics fan, but TimBucktu (@TimBucktuOC) makes a strong case for Rose. Video was directed by Visual (@ISeeItAll). - Know Dice Music

"TimBuckTu - D.Rose For The MVP"

Timbucktu sent his ode to D.Rose through. Not to speak too soon but everybody gets a special feeling watching this man play, Bulls basketball and Chicago hip-hop seemed destined for the top at the same damn time. Check this shit out.


- Only4TheReal

"TimBuckTu - D.Rose For MVP"

It's still early in the season, but the MVP support campaign for Derrick Rose has started already. This track is off Timbucktu latest 'tape.

It was dope to see the video was directed by Visual.

- Mascarita Sagrada (A.k.a Pedro), Chi-Town Finest

"TimBuckTu - D.Rose For MVP"

Our good friend TimBuckTu who will be featured on our upcoming mixtape pays homage the hottest player in the NBA and MVP candidate Derrick Rose with a dope track produce by G-Rome. Shouts to T.O.C!


"TimBuckTu - Chicago Bullshit"

Young Chicago rapper TimBuckTu is set to release his upcoming mixtape, Class Of Our Own, soon, with this being one of the project's lead singles. Featuring Maney 380, watch the track's official video below and follow the dude on Twitter at @TimBuckTuTOC.
- @MarkTwaan, Kids Wasting Time

"Blow The Whistle (Lebron James Diss)"

TimBuckTu remix is funny. - 2ndroundreach.com


The NBA LockOut is Over and TimBuckTu rhymes what he expect to see this upcoming season. Great Listen! - Firstpost.com

"NBA 2K12 MC Contest -TimBuckTu- The Return"

The best song for the NBA 2K12 Soundtrack Hands Down! - www.NME.com

"Video: TimBuckTu -D.Rose For The MVP"

TimBuckTu delivers the most compelling Chicago Bulls anthem since Mak Legend's "Madhouse On Madison" debuted 2011 playoffs. This is a joint off his new mixtape "TimMillion" which is presented by hhrapinfo.com. The vid was shot by Visual at the monthly HelloHipHop event at Sub-T Lounge.
- Babyface Monster, Chi-Bangerz

"Hip Hop Music: @TimBuckTuTOC"

Upcoming Chicago artist TimBuckTu most popular for his single, D-Rose For The MVP has a new single out titled, Thinking About You featuring B. Smyth and it can be downloaded HERE. - WDTH DGTL

"TimBuckTu- Derrick Rose For MVP"

Us at 3rd District was a little late on this joint TimBuckTu goes hard for D.Rose and the city giving respect where respect is do.Here's the video to the joint HOT 2 Def
- 3rd District Hip Hop (War Report)

"Discover: TimBuckTu"

Upcoming Chicago MC TimBuckTu hits us with his remix to one of Frank Ocean's song entitled Thinking About You featuring B.Smyth. Be on the lookout for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, dropping soon!

- HHA Team


"No Days OFF Mixtape" (2009)
-- Long Shot
-- Rock'n Roll Gangsta

"TimMillion Mixtape" Hosted by HHRAPiNFO (2011)
---D.Rose For The MVP
---The Return (2K12)

"Class Of Our Own" (TBA)
-- Chicago Bullshit

"Dr. JEKYLL & Mr. HYDE" (TBA 2012)
-- Beat It Out The Frame [Step Up 4 Soundtrack]
-- Thinking Bout You



It’s not everyday that you find a 23 year old rapper who studies Aerospace Engineering at one of the nations top university engineering programs. As a student at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, Timothy “TimBuckTu” Sanders childhood dream was to become an astronaut. He’s on track to complete his bachelor’s degree next year and receive his private pilot’s license. To say that he is no stranger to hard work would be an understatement!

TimBuckTu aka Tim Million, a Chicago native, moved around a lot as a child. He says his love for music was the only thing that he could depend on because it was always the constant in his life.
This allowed him to see things from a different perspective which encouraged his strong sense of self and community.

When asked about his style of music he simply says, “My style is diverse, it’s like a melting pot! “ Influenced by artist such as Nas, Jay-Z, Common, Talib Kweli & Andre 3000, TimBuckTu knows he has what it takes to be successful in the music business.

After releasing his latest mix tape titled “Tim Million,” and receiving support from followers, his success became even more evident. One single in particular, D-Rose for the MVP, an ode to hometown basketball hero Derrick Rose, took off and gained international attention. The song received over 100,000 downloads within only a few weeks of its release. He also has performed with artist such as Big Sean, Machine Gun Kelly, J. Cole, Waka Flacka and Yo Gotti just to name a few. He even had the opportunity to perform at the 2009 Rock The Bells Tour which feature some of hip hops elite.

TimBuckTu has come along way since 2005 after creating his rap group Talk Of Chicago but there’s a lot more ground to be gained. “I haven’t accomplished my goal,” he says, “I have a ways to go.” But there is no doubt that along with him receiving his pilot’s license, he and his music career are sure to take flight!