Velous

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Velous
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Background information
Birth name Tyler Bryant
Born Kingston, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
Instruments
  • vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
  • drums
Years active 2009-present
Associated acts
Website http://i.velo.us/Home-qUF7KD

Tyler Bryant, better known as his stage name Velous, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer from Kingston, New York. He is mostly known for featuring on the song "Adult Swim" by DJ Spinking, and co-producing Kanye West's hit single "All Day",[1] which was Gold-certified in the US[2] and subsequently procured a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song.[3] In 2016, Velous wrote and produced "Flipmode."[4] In 2017, "Flipmode" became a single on Fabolous' Summertime Shootout 3 and served as Velous' debut feature.[5] “When I heard the track it was a dope vibe, so I knew I wanted to become a part of the song. Once I laid my verses I got Chris to add his touch while we were on tour together and the rest is history,” said Fabolous.[6]

Early life[edit]

Tyler Bryant was born on September 11, 1991 in Kingston, New York. His father, deceased, was a musician. His mother was a singer. When he was eleven, he began rapping after listening to Kanye West's "Through the Wire". He learned how to play the drums, then piano, and started playing the guitar when he was twelve years old. He started getting into production when he was thirteen.[7] He was also in a jazz ensemble in high school.[8]

Career[edit]

Velous came up with his name after someone told him how marvelous his production skills were; the name is "marvelous" minus the "mar". In 2011, he released his debut mixtape, Velocity The Mixtape.[9] The release helped Velous gain attention from Cus Maven, who signed him to Swanky Music Group. Velous met Fabolous through fellow producer Vinylz, who Velous had frequently worked with during the past year. Vinylz and Velous went to Fabolous' studio to check out what he was doing. Velous ended up playing some of his music, which Fabolous liked.The two ended up recording the song "Gone For The Winter" for Fab's album The Young OG Project in 2014.[10]

In 2014, French Montana signed him to his label, Coke Boys Records. Montana spoke about Velous in an interview with the Village Voice: "I love his style. He sings. He raps. He's everything in one." He revealed that Velous also impressed Kanye West. "He came to the studio and played me like 1,000 songs", he said, before adding that Kanye West picked "like two beats" from Velous.[11]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with selected album details
Title Album details
Velocity The Mixtape
  • Release Date: June 10, 2011[12]
  • Label: self-released
  • Format: digital download

Production[edit]

List of production credits, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Adult Swim"[13] 2014 DJ Spinking, Tyga N/A
"Dope House"[14] Chinx, Jadakiss Cocaine Riot 5
"Hitta"[15] Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Gone For the Winter"[16] Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What They All Say"[17] Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Proud Side Nigga"[18] 2015 DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"All Day"[19] Kanye West N/A
"Right Hand"[20] Drake N/A
"Money Go"[21] Belly Another Day in Paradise
"Sex and the City"[22] Velous N/A
"Bag for It"[23] 2016 Tru Life ft. Rick Ross N/A
"Music is My Religion"[24] Tru Life N/A
"Highlights"[20] Kanye West The Life of Pablo
"Deja Vu"[25] J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
"Barely Sober"[26] Belly ft. Lil Wayne Another Day in Paradise
"Actin Different"[27] Belly InZombia
"Sunny Side Up" Zack Heres Half
"Quiet on the Set Remix"[28] Zack ft. Rico Love Heres Half
"Coldest Night in Hell"[29] Aston Matthews Chapovelli
"Flex Wit You"[30] French Montana N/A
"League of Your Own"[31] DJ Spinking ft. Nico and Vinz, French Montana For the Culture
"The Day I Met You"[32] Belly InZombia
"Flipmode The Alley Oop" N/A N/A

Writing[edit]

List of singles written by Velous, showing year released, performing artists and album name

Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Gone for the Winter"[16] 2014 Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What they all Say"[17] Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Adult Swim"[13] DJ Spinking, Tyga, Jeremiah The Connect
"Money Down" 2015 Zack, Chinx N/A
"Sex and the City"[22] Velous N/A
"Proud Side Nigga"[18] DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"Bag for it"[23] 2016 Try Life, Rick Ross N/A
"Flipmode The Alley Oop"[33] Velous N/A
"Timeless Truth" Dimelo Cold Wave
"League of Your Own"[31] DJ Spinking, Nico and Vinz, French Montana For The Culture
"Flex Wit You"[30] French Montana N/A
"Just as I am"[34] 2017 Spiff TV, Prince Royce, Chris Brown FIVE
Flipmode[35] Fabulous, Chris Brown Summertime Shootout 3

Guest Appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Adult Swim"[13] 2014 DJ Spinking, Tyga, Jeremih N/A
"Gone For The Winter"[16] Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What They All Say"[17] Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Proud Side Nigga"[18] 2015 DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"Bag For It"[23] 2016 Tru Life ft. Rick Ross N/A
"Music Is My Religion"[24] Tru Life N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musician's Corner: Velous Joins French Montana's Coke Boys". The Vocal Vixen. July 1, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Final Grammy nomination list" (PDF). Grammy.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  4. ^ Velous – Flipmode, retrieved 2017-11-13 
  5. ^ "Fabolous' 'Summertime Shootout 3' Mixtape Is on the Way - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  6. ^ "Fabolous and Chris Brown Hop on Velous' 'Flipmode' for the Remix - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-11-13. 
  7. ^ NMB (March 22, 2013). "The Break Presents: Velous". XXL. Retrieved March 19, 2015. 
  8. ^ Hudson, Tanay (March 4, 2015). "Get To Know Velous, The Producer Behind Kanye West's 'All Day'". AllHipHop. Retrieved March 17, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Velocity The Mixtape - Velous - Listen and discover music at Last.fm". Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  10. ^ Navjosh (December 29, 2014). "Exclusive: Velous Talks Producing Kanye's 'All Day', Working With Fabolous & Upcoming Solo Project". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ Lilah, Rose (July 7, 2014). "French Montana Signs Velous To Coke Boys". Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  12. ^ "My new all original release "Velocity The Mixtape" is available for free download at my website velous.com Check Me Out....Dey Know!". Twitter. June 10, 2011. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c DJ SpinKing, Adult Swim, retrieved 2017-07-26 
  14. ^ Chinx - Dope House Feat. Jadakiss (Prod. By Velous) | Download & Listen [New Song], retrieved 2017-07-26 
  15. ^ Chinx - CR5 | Download & Listen [New Mixtape], retrieved 2017-07-26 
  16. ^ a b c "Fabolous feat. Velous's 'Gone for the Winter' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  17. ^ a b c "Shazam". www.shazam.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  18. ^ a b c http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "DJ Spinking f. Velous & Ty Dolla $ign - "Proud Side Nigga"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  19. ^ "Meet Velous, He Made The Original Beat That Eventually Became Kanye West's 'All Day'". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  20. ^ a b "Meet Velous, The Young Producer Who Has Caught The Ear Of Drake, Kanye, And French Montana". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  21. ^ "Belly and Travi$ Scott Have a Gun Battle In "Money Go" Music Video". OnSMASH. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  22. ^ a b Velous - Sex And The City | Stream [New Song], retrieved 2017-07-26 
  23. ^ a b c "Tru Life Takes His Talents To South Beach With Velous & Rick Ross In "Bag For It" Video". Vibe. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  24. ^ a b LIFE, TRU (2016-07-23). "Music is my religion coming soon feat @velousmusic produce by @scramjones #mogultree #tru pac… https://www.instagram.com/p/BIN1P8xhxP7/". @therealtrulife. Retrieved 2017-07-26.  External link in |title= (help)
  25. ^ Meka. "So, What's Up With J. Cole's "Deja Vu" & Bryson Tiller's "Exchange" Sounding Alike?". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  26. ^ "Another Day in Paradise (mixtape)". Wikipedia. 2017-06-21. 
  27. ^ "Actin Different - Belly". SongLyrics.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  28. ^ Quiet On The Set Remix Feat Rico Love and Velous, retrieved 2017-07-26 
  29. ^ "L.A. Is Dark And Hell Is Cold On New A$ton Matthews Track". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  30. ^ a b "Shazam". www.shazam.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  31. ^ a b "DJ Spinking feat. Nico & Vinz, French Montana & Velous - League of Your Own Lyrics | Musixmatch". musiXmatch. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  32. ^ "New Music: Belly feat. Young Thug & Zack – 'Consuela'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  33. ^ "Velous - Flipmode Lyrics | MetroLyrics". www.metrolyrics.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  34. ^ "Just As I Am by Spiff TV". TIDAL - High Fidelity Music Streaming. Retrieved 2017-07-26. 
  35. ^ "Fabolous and Chris Brown Hop on Velous' 'Flipmode' for the Remix - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 2017-10-28. 

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