Return of Rap
T.Ace represents the real in hip-hop today.This group is very versitile with something for everyone to listen too. Ace is from Tampa,Fl and Tee is from Chicago,Ill. ACE BIOGRAPHY Ace's musical style is lively and spirited. Beneath theory and rhetoric, and well beyond technique and jargon, the reason for his music is to speak to people in a language that is familiar, but also new, to entice people to understand an old thing in a new way, or grasp a new thing in an old way. Ace's most consistent gift may have been his ability to put his real- life experiences into perfect lyrical form. It has been cleverly said that Ace is a young man who grew up fast in life', and the statement has a considerable amount of truth in it. He was a wonderfully precocious boy all his life, with the frank merriment, enthusiasm, and exuberance of a child. Ace's artistic style defies simple categorization and definition. His musical style ranges from detailed lyrics concerned with realism and depth to extreme abstraction concerned with simplicity, flatness and pure expression. His music always remained to him an outlet for personal expression and growth, unbound by the restrictions of one different areas,' and in 'developing or exploring an idea until you've gotten out of it everything you can, and beyond that, looking for unexplored areas.' His subjects, however, were derived mainly from the experiences of his life and time. As such they deal with the toils and triumphs of the American people. His themes are monumental and dramatic, and he applied that monumental approach to both modern and conventional themes. His subjects are mythical or allegorical and his lyrics are symbolic. He expresses, with a voice that is almost physical in impact, the problems of man's existence in a difficult world. Ace uses his music to express emotion and mood . Ace has performed in various clubs in Florida as well as Kalamazoo, MI . TEE'S BIO Tee is an artist who is originally from Chicago. During her childhood and teens she sang and rapped constantly, developing meticulous skills at observing and recording the world around her. Her talent has been molded through years of dedication to the masters of Hip-hop. She started singing at an early age in the church choir. In 2002, she decided to pursue her artistic career. Tee describes her music as being eclectic. It is derived from everyday experiences and daily feelings. 'What I show in my music is what people cannot see in real life. I show what they dream about and what they feel. I show the individuality of each person and their intelligence. I show that every human being is different and because of that, they are beautiful. Tee's music encourages the viewers to remember the beauty of simplicity and fun as well as the elegance of everyday objects. In selecting a subject, Tee seeks subjects that 'are seen and not looked at, not examined. As she explains," I love being political. I love being outside in nature. Experiencing storms is just incredible. It's just a metaphor for so many other things that go on in life. It's extraordinarily beautiful, a little bit dangerous. It's rare, and it makes me feel alive like few other things in the world do." Tee's music is not really abstract but rather pictures of real life. Her lyrics are elements of a story that unconsciously suggest something. Her goal is to tell and show the world that poor neighborhoods are not just infested with drugs and crimes, instead, even those people have values and morals that they live by, and they still deserve the same respect and dignity as anybody else. Tee believes that music is one of the pathways to the inner self, and a journey to the realm of spirit. 'My music requires more than a faithful depiction of the physical attributes and struggles of the people I am trying to reach. My rendering of lyrics is not to sing to people as a carbon copy of the current artists, but to take hip-hop to the next level, like it was meant to be, a music of varying hue that best express our moment of being... Often incorporating real life stories within, her highly textural style blurs the lines between reality and imagination. Known for her versatility in a variety of mediums and subject matter, one thing remains constant throughout Tee's singing career, the experience of grace and her truth to herself and her music. The variety of styles present in Tee's music speaks volumes of this artist's natural curiosity and dynamic perspective But her style in music is somewhat hard and crude, as ifs he had acquired her skill rather by indefatigable study than by any natural gift or facility. This facility, although not so advantageous as study and diligence, has rendered her as a most excellent artist. Tee has performed in different states, such as Atlanta and Michigan in different clubs. She opened up for Maceo, in Atlanta. She also appeared in Lil' Scrappy video.