- 1. 01 Introduction 1.21 61 plays
- 2. 02 What 4.09 40 plays
- 3. 03 I Could 3.54 37 plays
- 4. 04 Uh Huh 3.35 23 plays
- 5. 05 Come Ups 3.59 57 plays
- 6. 06 Little Inner City Kid 3.39 57 plays
- 7. 07 Forward To The Past 3.35 31 plays
- 8. 08 I've Seen 4.11 61 plays
- 9. 09 What's Going Down Is What's Up 3.45 38 plays
- 10. 10 Watch Out 4.14 31 plays
- 11. 11 My Heart & My Head (featuring Shi Dog) 3.33 34 plays
- 12. 12 Imagine Having 4.41 27 plays
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Tenacity began his career as a local hip hop artist in Ann Arbor, MI in 1998. He spent his early years perfecting his craft by warming the stage for well known local and touring hip hop acts. During his time in Michigan he co founded Abolitionist Projects (an independent music collective) and released 2 albums. 2004's "Blunt Raps" & 2007's "Replacements". He also gained a reputation for his audio engineering offering affordable recording through his company Tenacious Creations.
In 2007 Tenacity relocated to Los Angeles, CA to further his studies in the audio engineering field. After graduating at the top of his class from the Los Angeles Recording School he was quick to jump on the scene as an engineer and artist. In 2008 he released his debut solo album "Glitches" produced entirely by Oznoh of Spain. Shortly after it's release, Producers from across the globe started featuring Tenacity on their projects. In 2009 Tenacity teamed up with Oznoh again and released the collaborative album "Chain Breakers" with fellow Abolitionist Projects artist Shi Dog.
As 2010 approached Tenacity hit the studio working on countless collaborations with producers and musicians from all over the world. He compiled some of these songs into "Tight Joints" which he released later that year. Building his catalog and expanding his network as both an artist and an engineer Tenacity recorded, mixed, and mastered releases from some of Los Angeles and Detroit's most established hip hop artists and continues to do so today. With his catalog stacked, Tenacity reached out to his DJ friends for support on his 2011 mixtape "I'm Different" (hosted by House Shoes, mixed by DJ Rhettmatic). In 2012 he released "Fire your Ghostwriter" a conceptual mixtape making fun of the rap game's current sound. 2013 would mark the release of many collaborations with other US artists as well as the release of two albums: "Everything Must Change" produced by Eddie Logix, and "ABnormal" produced by french duo Fratello Beatz. In late 2013 Tenacity teamed up with like minded NY emcee Koncept (of the Brown Bag Allstars) to form the group Coarse Company. They wrote and recorded their debut EP "Same Page" in less than a week and released it a month later. With multiple projects in the works Tenacity is ready to take 2014 by storm.
Meaningful lyrics and complex cadences are the backbone of this Michigan native's style, but what makes him different is his vision of the industry and the societal awareness he expresses in his music. He strives to bring truth and understanding to his audience with his unique take on the world around him.
One word can be used to describe an individual with as much persistence and determination as him: Tenacity