MadeinTYO

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MadeinTYO
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MadeinTYO performing in September 2016
Background information
Birth nameMalcolm Jamaal Davis
Also known as
  • MadeinTYO
  • Made in Tokyo
  • Mr.Tokyo[1]
  • Jamaal Davis[2]
Born (1992-04-12) April 12, 1992 (age 26)
Honolulu, Hawaii
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States[3][4]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2015–present
Labels
(former)
Associated acts

Malcolm Jamaal Davis[7][8] (born April 12, 1992), better known by his stage name MadeinTYO (pronounced Made in Tokyo), is an American rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia.[9] He is best known for his singles "Uber Everywhere" and "I Want" from his mixtape You Are Forgiven, as well as his songs "Skateboard P", "Ned Flanders" and "Chucky Cheese", the latter two from his debut album Sincerely, Tokyo.

Early life[edit]

Malcolm Jamaal Davis was born on April 12, 1992 in Honolulu, Hawaii.[10] He grew up as a military brat, moving around and living in areas such as California, Virginia, and Texas before spending the rest of his teenage years in Yokosuka, Kanagawa, finishing high school in Japan's Nile C. Kinnick High School.[9][11] Davis was inspired to begin writing music after watching his cousin produce music in his room while living in Washington, D.C.[12][13]

After high school, Davis moved back to Atlanta, Georgia with his older brother, rapper Robert "24hrs" Davis (formerly known as Royce Rizzy).[14][9][15]

Career[edit]

MadeinTYO released his debut single titled "Uber Everywhere" on February 26, 2016 on Commission Music and Private Club Records. The song peaked at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 10 on urban radio. The official remix version of the song featured American rapper Travis Scott.[16] The single was eventually certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).[17] His subsequent singles, "I Want" and "Skateboard P", were certified gold and platinum by the RIAA.[18]

In April 2016, MadeinTYO premiered his debut mixtape, You Are Forgiven.[19] It was commercially released on iTunes in August 2016.[20] You Are Forgiven peaked at number 122 on the Billboard 200 chart.:[21] According to Business Insider, MadeinTYO was one of the top five most streamed new artists of 2016 on Spotify.[22] MadeinTYO has released two EPs, 24Hrs In Tokyo (a collaboration with his brother, 24hrs) and True's World, in 2016 and 2017, respectively.[23][24]

In 2017, MadeinTYO was selected for that year's XXL freshman class list.[25]

On June 1, 2018, MadeinTYO released a single "Ned Flanders" with rapper ASAP Ferg.[26]

His most recent album titled Sincerely, Tokyo was released on October 26, 2018.

Artistry[edit]

In an XXL interview, Davis cited Pharrell, 24hrs, Gucci Mane, and M.I.A. as influences.

Personal life[edit]

Davis began dating Philadelphia based painter and digital artist, Distortedd (real name Anhia Santana), in late 2015. The couple announced that they were expecting a baby boy in June 2016 via social media. Their son, named True, was born on January 29, 2017.[27] The couple also announced that they were engaged on February 14, 2017. Due to complications in their relationship however, the engagement was later called off.[28]

Davis has a brother, who goes by the stage name 24hrs, who is also a rapper.[29]

Davis currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with True, his son.[11]

Discography[edit]

  • Sincerely, Tokyo (2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TokyoMack - Bubble Wrap$ & A$$ Tap$ #Mixtape - PreciseEarz". 4 September 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ "JamaalxDavis". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  3. ^ "MadeinTYO Talks Growing Up in Japan & Sheds More Light on His Upcoming Album". hypebeast. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Featured: Quickie With MadeinTYO". vashtie. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/26/madeintyo-xxl-freestyle/
  6. ^ "MadeinTYO on iTunes". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  7. ^ "BMI - Repertoire Search". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Jamaal Davis – Xandlerbarz (Video)". 27 August 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b c "Madeintyo Is Making Some of Atlanta's Best Hip-Hop from His Parents' Kitchen - VICE - United States". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ HotNewHipHop (29 June 2016). "On The Come Up: Madeintyo" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ a b "MadeinTYO Talks Growing Up in Japan & Sheds More Light on His Upcoming Album". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  12. ^ "Featured: Quickie With MadeinTYO - VASHTIE". VASHTIE. 2017-01-11. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  13. ^ "Rapper MadeinTYO on His Hit 'Uber Everywhere': 'I Wanted to Make It Realistic, Not a Flex'". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  14. ^ "Jamaal Davis - Nightime Coolin". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  15. ^ "Madeintyo on iTunes". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  16. ^ "Madeintyo's "Uber Everywhere" Video With Travis Scott Is Like An Indie "California Love"". The Fader. July 12, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  17. ^ "Madeintyo Gets His First Platinum Plaque - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  18. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  19. ^ "Madeintyo - You Are Forgiven (Disc 2)". HotNewHipHop. April 26, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  20. ^ "You Are Forgiven by Madeintyo". iTunes. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  21. ^ "MadeinTYO – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved August 30, 2016.
  22. ^ "The top 5 breakout artists of 2016 who you need to hear, according to Spotify". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  23. ^ "Madeintyo and 24Hrs Drop Their '24hrs in Tokyo' EP". XXL. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  24. ^ "True's World - EP by MadeinTYO on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  25. ^ "2017 XXL Freshman Cover Revealed". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  26. ^ "A$AP Ferg Joins Madeintyo On New Song "Ned Flanders"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 2018-06-15.
  27. ^ "Madeintyo Welcomes His First Child - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  28. ^ "MadeinTyo Hot 97 interview". Youtube. February 23, 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2017.
  29. ^ "How The Artist Formerly Known As Rolls Royce Rizzy Reinvented Himself As 24hrs". Genius. Retrieved 2018-02-14.