The stress of trying to make it in the music industry will keep a person up at night and Waco up-and-comer Tyler J is all too familiar with that concept. On “Insomnia” Ft. Kevin Gates he recounts the burden of working two jobs, while at the same time putting in the grind to establish himself as an artist. At the time the song was recorded, feature artist Kevin Gates was pushing his #IDGT (I Don’t Get Tired) movement, making him the perfect collaborator. “Insomnia” was produced by Denero and will appear on Tyler’s “Heart Of A Hustler” project dropping Summer 2016.
Tyler Jackson (Tyler J) is a hip hop artist out of Marlin, TX, a small town 30 minutes south of Waco. Tyler first started doing music in the fall of 2009 when he wrote and recorded his first song “Missing You” along with his friend and artist Shawn P. He would go on to release his first mixtape “The Heart Melter” and his second “Ecstasy” in 2011 where he then would start growing a local fanbase. In the fall of 2011 Tyler decided to take a break from music, saying that he had been going down a wrong path and needed to make a change. A few months later Tyler decided to return to music and this time to be more of a positive role model, someone that everyone could listen to. In 2012 Tyler, along with his friend Shawn P, released the R&B mixtape “Love Chronicles” and the single “No More Rain” became a local radio hit. Tyler performed at his first show during the 2012 Summer Bash in Waco, TX. In October of 2012 Tyler released another mixtape called “Mixed Emotions” featuring collaborations with artists such as Lil Scrappy, Sammie, Lil Keke, & many more. The single “It’s All Good” (Featuring Uness, Lil Scrappy & Lil Keke) was another local hit and turned out to be Tyler’s first music video performance. In 2014 he released the mixtape “No Regrets” and 2015 “Love Chronicles: Chapter 2.”