KTLA-5 News covers Engage the Vision (ETV), a local non-profit organization that mentors boys in south Los Angeles. ETV was the recipient of a donation from the Brown Elefant Celebrity Basketball game on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Born amidst Hip-Hop’s golden era, Tyran Brown was destined to fall in love with her. Musical love was in the air in Los Angeles, California; and so it happened. His mind was seduced by her passion for freedom, attitude, and ever-evolving nature. As the love affair deepened, the artistry became permanently engraved in his heart and mind. Brown’s journey began at an early age experimenting with lyrics, rhymes and beats. Music came naturally to the young man as all the elements fell into place effortlessly when he engaged in it.
Aware of the importance of higher education, Tyran made the decision to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he studied marketing, and attained the necessary theoretical and practical ammunition to execute his entrepreneurial aspirations. Moreover, the self-motivated student learned even more outside of the classroom, where he came across people from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, social statuses, and preconceived notions. Experiencing such level of diversity opened his mind to a greater understanding of the world and deeply influenced his creativity.
In 2010, Brown hit a pivoting point in his career by creating an anthem for the UNLV’s basketball team. “I’m A Rebel” rapidly became a local hit and at the demand of numerous listeners. The huge success of the song boosted his musical ego through the roof, further awakening his hunger to create music. It all came together on his first project entitled Road II Da Riches, which showcased his fluid style, sartorial flair, and undeniably stamped Brown’s signature fire rhymes. Road II Da Riches was marketed and promoted by Brown Bag Entertainment, Tyran’s very own company. Additionally, throughout his career the young entrepreneur has performed at renowned locations such as the Key Club in Hollywood and the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and has had the opportunity to share the stage the stage with Too $hort, Kendrick Lamar, Eric Bellinger, Ty Dolla $ign, and Casey Veggies, amongst others.
Tyran’s career thrives from his lethal combination of talent and intrepid hustle. Demonstrating his versatility as a songwriter, Brown received his first official writing credit for contributing to Wiz Khalifa’s song “Fall Asleep”. His participation as a co-host for the Emerge Fashion Show during the 2012 New York Fashion Week displayed his charismatic personality. That same year, while participating at the ASCAP Expo, one of his songs was selected to be played for executives; among which was five-time Grammy Award-winning G.O.O.D. Music spoken word artist Malik Yusef, who would later be instrumental in Brown’s professional endeavors. Furthermore, in 2013, one of his breakthrough songs was placed in the movie Gutshot Straight starring George Eads and Steven Seagal.
With Yusef as his mentor, Brown has learned a plethora of fundamental ingredients to enhance his artistic formula. His 2012 mixtape, #HardWork, was created with Yusef’s guidance and direct assistance. The first single “MEEE” featuring Malik Yusef is a genuine hit with a standout flow in which the duo projects great creative direction. The 13-song body of work offers a variety of songs that display the young artist’s ability to find the keyhole that unlocks new levels originality and art.
In 2015, Tyran’s single “Goin Up” featuring Gene Noble made waves in the college scene, reaching No. 3 at College Hip-Hop Radio on both the Rapattacklives.com and Rapnetwork Record Breakers charts. “Goin Up” also made it to the Top 200 on the Digital Radio Airplay Chart and reached No. 27 on the National Digital Radio Independent Chart. His debut EP, Book of Tyran, was released in June and has been receiving wide acclaim. Poised to grab the spotlight by putting together an ambitious and cohesive collection, Brown stands out among the next batch of hungry rappers that rises up to the occasion.
Tyran had the honor to perform at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Festival held at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles. The nationally-regarded Music Industry Quarterly Magazine features Brown in the 2015 Fall edition for being a very promising emerging songwriter. He joined SAG-AFTRA and has begun to embark on his journey in the film industry. Tyran also graced the cover of Hype World Magazine’s 20th issue in 2016. Currently, he is in the studio collaborating with great talent and creating new music. With lyrics for days and packing personality into each one of his songs, Tyran plans on making big moves as the sky is the limit for the young MC.
Join Tyran and Engage the Vision at Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA on Saturday May 13, 2017 for an afternoon of music, basketball and fun.
This is a Brown Elefant Charity Event. Visit our GoFundMe page and donate for the benefit of South LA youth. Engage The Vision Fundraiser
Join Tyran and Engage the Vision for a celebrity hoop classic for the benefit of the Engage the Vision program supporting South Los Angeles Youth. Saturday, May 13th at Cleveland High School in Reseda, CA