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Artist You Should Know: Bryson Tiller

Posted by Nathan Vinson on February 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM



It’s that time again! This week’s edition of “Artists You Should Know” covers Kentucky native Bryson Tiller, who had a huge year in 2015 thanks to his debut album, T R A P S O U L. His R&B crooning meets trap influenced production has proven to be a winning combination for the 23 year-old, and 2016 is definitely his for the taking. Let me fill you in on some of his hottest tracks:


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Bryson Tiller – Don’t: On this track, Tiller’s already signature sound is most evident. This breakout hit has the three essentials: competition, crooning, and confidence, and all over some Metro Boomin-esque beats. Lyrically, Tiller is asserting himself as worthy of a woman’s attention and respect, and advises her against making the same mistake of choosing a no-good suitor over him. He said it himself: “somebody gotta step up/ girls I’m that somebody so I’m next up.”


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Bryson Tiller – Sorry Not Sorry: Tiller’s braggadocio is in full swing here, as he rebukes a former lover from trying to slide back in his life since his newfound success. He even goes on to call himself “God Tiller,” Kanye-ing all over this Timbaland produced beat.


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Bryson Tiller – Break Bread feat King Vory: This is the first glimpse that the world got of Tiller and his sing-rap style. While the world was fawning over “Don’t,” I was still dabbing to this fiery track right here, featuring rap artist King Vory.


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Bryson Tiller – Exchange (Audio): Young Tiller keeps it 100 on this lyrically timeless tune. We’ve all had that one that got away – and vowed that, if given a second chance, we would do right by them. He reminisces on the past and speaks on the lessons he learned over the staccato production and eerie synths. (Sidenote: he sampled the on-going distorted vocal run from K.P. and Envy’s “Swing My Way,” just so you know.)

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