Tuan X
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Tuan X

Brooklyn, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Brooklyn, New York, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop Pop

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Apr
25
Tuan X @ Brooklyn Swirl

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Apr
02
Tuan X @ A Poet Art Gallery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Feb
23
Tuan X @ Shrine

New York, New York, United States

New York, New York, United States

Music

Press


"FIAT Interview w/ Tuan X"

Sit down interview with FIAT USA about Tuan X's life & music. - FIAT USA


"The Darryn Yates Show Interview w/ Tuan X"

Live radio Interview w/ Tuan X about his life & music. - CBS Sports Radio 920AM St. Louis, MI


"Tuan X donates 100% of album sales"

Tuan X, a Brooklyn-born rapper, will be donating 100% of profits from sales of his third album "A Tale Of Two Cities EP" to "Susan G. Komen for the Cure for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, throughout October. - Yo! Raps


"NEXT TO BLOW: Tuan X - One Of A Kind"

Tuan X sets standards in a new era of music; crossing boundaries with a sound that is his own. - Yo! Raps


"Tuan X giving more than just music"

Boasting a presentation equipped with a cunning lyrical style, coupled with vocal ingenuity, this in demand indie artist is making waves up and down the east coast. - Alaina L. Lewis


"VOX TV Interview"

I visited London back in June 2012 & had the opportunity to sit with Henry Bonsu of VOX Africa TV's "Shoot The Messenger." - Henry Bonsu


"The Apollo Theater"

The masterful musician is hard at work on his debut LP; while in the process, consistently releasing EP's that display a wide arrangement of styles, genres, & moods. Tuan intends to take his listeners through a heartbreaking work of staggering genius: framing the ups and downs of life & love. - The Apollo Theater


"Artist Review"

You should know by now that I love to toot the horn of artist that move me. What I’ve always known about New York is that you could literally walk any direction and you’re going to find an actor, a model, a dancer or a singer. The possibility of them possessing the “It” factor that makes you stop what you’re doing to give them your undivided attention is rare. I find that even when I’m at places, such as an Open Mic Night, most often I’m checking facebook or updating my blog via my wordpress app. It takes talent on some other worldy sh*t to get my attention and even more than that to actually keep it.

I’ll be honest, when I first “met” Tuan X, I didn’t know what to think. I hadn’t actually met him. I met an old acquaintance at Tuan’s monthly open mic and that friendship led to me learning about a LOT of amazing artist. People praised all things Tuan X. They told me that Tuan X was one of the best singers they’d heard. They said his music was dope. His performances were solid and so the story goes. - Sheena L. Young


"An Interview With Tuan X"

I met Tuan a little under a year ago. I happened upon an open mic that he was hosting. As time progressed, I kept coming back to the monthly open mic event. I encountered so many amazing and interesting artists and it was like a breeding ground for my creative thought process. Throughout it all, I kept a watchful eye on Tuan X. I followed his tumblr. I read his blog. I friended him on facebook. And during the open mic event itself, I’d often tweet his hash tag in support of such a great outlet for creative expression. It wasn’t until a couple months ago, when I heard Tuan sing a number of his songs, that I realized I needed to get to know him better. — But those are my words about him. Its time to hear the man himself. - Sheena L. Young


"BET (Centric TV) Highlight"

Lucky son-of-a gun, Tuan X, 23, has everything it takes to make it big. He’s got a strong, old school voice; a young, distinctive look — The Bed-Stuy MC turned balladeer whose lived everywhere from Cali to Ol’ Virginny, with roots deeper still in the red dirt of the Carolinas, infuses the sounds and influences of everywhere Tuan’s been into his astonishing debut singles. One swooning, laugh inducing listen to the immediate winner “It’s An Addiction” and the forthcoming, ingeniously arranged “Imprint of My Heart”…

They seem to know it too. According to [Tai] Allen, “Tuan X is what the past created. What the present needs. What the future will remember.”

Lofty, no? Well, cop a listen to the humor and power of Solomon Burke with the grown man vulnerability of Al Green on this exclusive version of “It’s An Addiction” performed live at New York’s Nuyorican Cafe and you to will be feigning for your next Tuan X fix too. For music this good, Soul Sessions will gladly be the dealer for fellow Tuan X addicts everywhere, just stay tuned for more… - L. Michael Gipson


Discography

Of Mice And Men - EP (2010)
The Piano Lesson - EP (2012)
A Tale Of Two Cities - EP (2013)

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Bio

Tuan X is a winner for Best Urban EP in the 2014 Independent Music Awards. Witty, introspective and revealing, Tuan X utilizes an out of the box approach to branding through titling his albums after classic English literature. "Of Mice And Men” (EP) is a collaboration with a few of New York's profound emcees, "The Piano Lesson” (EP) is a Pop album centering on love, loss and realization, and most recently, “A Tale Of Two Cities” (EP). 

Tuan X has graced the stages of various venues and institutions such as City Hall, collegiate auditoriums, the legendary Apollo Theater, Hard Rock Café, The Shrine, Santos, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and countless more. His international travels have brought him to the UK, France, Canada (performing for the Canadian Music Week Festival) and South Africa (featuring on VOX Africa TV's "Shoot The Messenger.”).      

Tuan X has applied his artistry between entertainment and his philanthropic ventures; being an avid supporter of the ASPCA, Tuan X has performed at their events geared toward raising awareness and helping to prevent cruelty to animals. He donates the profits from sales at his online store to foundations behind the causes he supports. He has run in numerous marathons for Cancer Research, including a 72 flight stair climb, and with the WWE in the Susan G. Komen, Race For A Cure.

Tuan X’s cultured background is his inspiration: living in Brooklyn, California and Virginia, while holding family ties in North and South Carolina, has greatly affected the essence and substance of his music, “Various genres and forms of expression have helped to frame the method and delivery of my art,” he says.

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