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"Album Review"

" The thing that drew me in at first was that they have some of the dopest, smoothest rap voices I've ever heard. The perfect voices for laid back, care free raps. A lot of references to smoking but that doesn't bother me. Even though I don't smoke, many of my favorite rappers do. I don't mind "high raps" as long as they don't dominate the album content. I think these guys do a great job balancing them with raps about their current life situations and stories from the past thus giving you a well rounded look at the Life and Times of the Team Vol.2....." - Brenda LaFressh

"Tom Tucker Releases Music Video for Single "Something More""

Hip-hop artist Tom Tucker has released the music video for the single “Something More.” The video, presented by Coast 2 Coast Video Distribution, is available for view on YouTube.

Oklahoma City native Joel Porter II aka Tom Tucker has been a fan of music since his childhood. At the age of 5, he was already playing a variety of instruments. By the age of 13, his focus shifted to sports especially basketball. During his sophomore year in college, his plans for playing basketball didn’t pan out, so he decided to make his passion for making music a priority. Using his life experiences as a driving force in his music, Tucker has worked hard to evolve into the musician he is today. The recent loss of his mother has also contributed to his growth as an artist.

Tucker is a member of the GLC (Good Life Coming) Team which consists of him and fellow rapper Continental Cudd. “Something More” is a single off Tuckers “Growing Pains” mixtape. Keep up with all Tom Tucker updates by following him on Twitter. - Ashton Lynne

"Something Like Crew Love"

"I was lucky enough to see GLC The Team for the second time. They are young, fresh, quirky and legitimately good. I like their one-liners, like “half of us are patriots, the other Tom Brady,” and the story about one rapper and his girl “on our way to an art museum…yeah, nigga, picture that.” What I appreciate about them is similar to my draw toward Beetyman: they drop random tidbits of insight in the middle of their fun semi-flighty songs. One second you’re listening about any old Saturday night and then you’re “picking up some poetry.” Another line they rapped went something like “stop hesitating/ make a move before your soul is levitating.” Then there are songs where they wax very political: “work a double shift and we still struggling…we just puppets in this government.” I guess this only suits me because I agree with them. They make me want to “stay fly like the right wing,” or like the left. GLC stands for “Good Life Coming.” - Najah Amatullah

"The Up and Coming: OKC's Hip Hop Scene"

" GLC The Team performed at least 6 tracks. Some of the lines I was able to make out were: “money over everything except God and family…I put that on my granny.” The production and the lyrics on that track felt old school to me, in a good way. They did a track that might have been titled “Oh Man” featuring host, co-organizer, and closing act Beetyman. They shouted out “Puzzle People all the way” and made me wonder if the close-knit yet hard-to-define hometown OKC crew was accepting new members, or if GLC was just showing love. The group captured my attention with a song that went a little deeper. It was a combination of clever lines like: “they tellin’ me to keep it touch like the iPad” and “my credibility is bout as low as my tank;” and the thoughtful, hard-hitting chorus: “take a look into the mirror/is that inner soul matching up with the image? Yearn for, beg for, live for …something more something more” had me wondering why I hadn’t heard more from" - Najah Amatullah

"Tom Tucker - Something More"

"Sometimes, you gotta keep it simple. That's exactly what this song/video is. SImple and dope. This is the newest video from Tom Tucker called Something More from his mixtape Growing Pains. The video is directed by those Acid Proof boys. Watch it, vibe out, and enjoy the holiday." - Brenda LaFressh

"Growing Pains Mixtape"

"Another dope spitter from OKC, Tom Tucker, dropped his solo project yesterday. You may recognize him from being in GLC The Team. This project is pretty damn nice and shows that he’s in a higher class than some of the pretend MCs around the city. I can actually tell this rap stuff means a lot to him. My homie Beetyman damn near steals the show on his features though. Frank Black continues to amaze me every time I hear him; he might be one of the most underrated dudes in the city. Word to the other half of GLC, Cudd for doing work on this tape as well. Genuinely pleased with this product out of OKC because it’s head and shoulders over half the stuff we get sent daily. Keep up the good work guys and keep an eye out for The Team. Oh, and it would be an absolute travesty if I didn’t give a nod to my man Studda Budda for holding it down as well. Enjoy the tape everyone" - Gray Thomas


2011 (June) - It's Not a Game Mixtape (w/ Continental Cudd)

2011 (November) - Life and Times of The Team Vol. 1 Mixtape (w/ Continental Cudd)

2012 (March) - Growing Pains (solo project)
- Single "Something More" has been receiving constant airplay since August of 2012.

2012 (October) Life and Times of The Team Vol. 2 (collaborative effort with members of Blacktop Democracy and other features)



Tom Tucker was born Joel “Ja” Porter II. Born in Oklahoma City, Tucker uses his life experiences to influence his music such as growing up with divorced parents, the pain of recently losing his mother, and even his rap name which he got from his great-grandfather who was named Tom Tucker. Tom Tucker's original plan was to become a professional athlete, playing a variety of sports. His competitive nature can be heard in some of the music he creates through clever puns that tell just how bad he wants to reach the pinnacle of success. An individual who is hungry to prove his ranks among hip-hop's finest, Tom Tucker will continue to push his limits of musicianship.