T.J. Ellison
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T.J. Ellison

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1993 | INDIE

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1993
Solo Hip Hop R&B


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We got some new music from Pittsburgh rapper, T.J. Ellison. This MC has been rapping since 8 years old after dabbling with spoken word. All the licks and rhymes led up to his worldwide debut of his single, “Do You Know You Got It?,” released in 2009 under his own imprint, Holla 5-9.

Since than, Ellison has released three albums and has just released his newest single, “Like A Winner,” (featuring and produced by Aro of Kloudnine Music) which has received radio play both nationally and internationally. He sent us over the single to check out and a few other tracks as well.

Listen below and leave your thoughts in the comments

enjoY! - Boom Boom Chik

Pittsburgh has long been home to the rap and hip hop scenes. Rapper T.J. Ellison grew up in Pitt, soaked in the scene, and has poured his blood, sweat, and tears into his first three albums. Now Ellison is out with a hot new club single titled “Like A Winner” that is some of his best work to date, and I had the pleasure of checking it out and helping get the word out!

Just officially released on 1.19.14, “Like A Winner” is a straight up message about loving and appreciating what you have and that on-top-of-the-world feeling when all your hard work starts paying off. The verses are traditional rap and tell Ellison’s story while the chorus really drives the song and is hook laden and melodic. Musically, it’s mostly an electronic piece with sweet house bass beats overlaid with some nice drums and keys to help fill in. It has a nice groove all the way through and is easily a cool club hit or possibly a sweet anthem to a soundtrack! - Music Connection- Dayton

TJ Ellison Feat. Aro song "Like A Winner" is a uplifting emotional track that lifts the spirit of those who doubt themselves. And with lyric's like "I Stay Hungry, So Where's My Dinner" we are sure to be hearing a lot more from TJ Ellison and Aro -Go Hard Magazine - Go Hard Magazine


Still working on that hot first release.



Pittsburgh rapper, T.J. Ellison began rapping at the age of eight after dabbling with spoken word. He makes music that is inspirational, motivational, and emotional. His first release which included such content was in in the year 2000 when Ellison made a mixtape that he released to friends and family as well as follow up mixtapes. T.J. Ellison's first world wide release was in 2009 when he released his single "Do You Know You Got It?" under his own independent label Holla 5-9! Records after parting ways with The Orchard distributed Sonic Wave International without releasing a project with the label.

T.J. Ellison released three official albums, "Underestimated" (2011), "Unorthodox" (2012) and "Be Strong, Stay Strong" (2013) The Pittsburgh rappers new single "Like A Winner" (featuring and produced by Aro of Kloudnine Music) was released on January 19, 2014. The song has received national and international radio play. T.J. Ellison has presented his talents live to local audiences in Pittsburgh and audiences around the United States.

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