This is a new video from Chicago emcee Tae Brown entitled “Kings”. This is my first time hearing this young brotha who seems to be one part Tupac and one part J. Cole – his flows and lyricism speak his truth, not what he think you want to hear. Enjoy!
“De’Ante Maurice Brown known by the stage name Tae Brown was born September 7,1995. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. Raised by his young mother and grandmother, he would only live in the city for a couple of years before moving to the south suburbs. He was born an only child and throughout his early childhood he moved around a lot attending many different schools.
Brown started pursuing music at the age of 13, becoming serious at the age of 14 . He first started out as a spoken word artist preforming at his school’s annual Poetry Slam his freshman year all the way up to his senior year which he won. He won his way into P.O.E.T (people of extraordinary talent) a Chicago based poetry group for teens his junior year of high school. The group would tour all over the Chicago area. He soon lost an interest in poetry and then turned to music as a way to express himself. Brown started out in a group with a few friends from school his freshmen year then turned to a solo artist his sophomore year.
Brown has performed in different venues downtown and in different spots throughout the south suburbs such as Columbia College, Adrianna’s, and Riffs Music lounge. His song “Nights” won best track on an indie mixtape hosted by DjCellBlock in 2014. He has been mentioned by various of blogs following releasing his first nine track project entitled “Habits”.
His music inspirations come from 90s hip hop artist such as Tupac, KRS One to current artist in the industry such as J Cole and Wale. This explains where he gets his unique but heavily influenced sound from. Coming from a city where his style doesn’t get much notice, he still strives towards his dreams.”