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TJ Prodigy Taking A Stand To Make A Challenge For Change!

March 24, 2012 Featured, TJ Prodigy, Young Male Artists M-Z 1 Comment

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Quite often I’m referred to young talent that makes me take a second look, but not often do I find a youngster who is quite as multi-talented as eleven year old TJ Lasinski or better known as TJ Prodigy.  Not only is TJ a talented singer, rapper, and dancer, but also a powerful spokesman for a cause that is one of the most important issues of today’s society. Unlike many youngsters his age who are mainly interested in just building a musical career, you could say that TJ is a young artist who is on a life changing mission.  In fact his mission is called just that! (Challenge For Change)

TJ Prodigy Blue ShirtMany of the feature articles published here begin when a parent first noticed their child could sing, or showed some form of musical interest.  In TJ’s case you could say that he was born a true bouncing boy!  His mother shared with me that as early as the age of five TJ was bouncing on the trampoline.  However, he was not just bouncing but doing his very first back flips. At six years old he was already performing consecutive back flips. This could be where the bounce comes in his music which not only captivates his audience but also helps to communicate his message to others who may otherwise turn a deaf ear.

TJ has always been very close to his older sister Shelby age 17, who always enjoys having the camera rolling on her little brother. When TJ was 9, he found the benefit of YouTube and Google and began searching for tutorials on break-dance moves, such as the windmill, the coffee grinder, the pin drop, and the 6 step! He practiced and practiced every day, tearing the kitchen apart to turn it into his little dance studio. In February of 2011, TJ was asked to perform in the high school cabaret. He performed a break dance routine with his sister to the song “Dynamite” and also sang the song “Baby” by Justin Bieber. TJ was the only elementary school student in the entire show, and he enjoyed it immensely. This was his very first performance in front of people.

TJ & Big Sister Shelby

A big hobby of TJ’s is to dance in the middle of the mall randomly when he’s feeling it! He’ll just drop down where he is and start dancing! One day, he was dancing in Carousel mall outside of Zumiez, and the assistant manager saw him. The assistant manager was a local hip hop instructor, and wanted TJ to hang out at the studio with the older students. When TJ could find time, he enjoyed hanging out in the studio watching the older kids perform. He quickly learned so well that he found himself performing in the 2011 winter Recital with the Fifteen plus age group. Although he looked quite small compared to the other performers his talent proved to be larger than his stature. Tj was very much in his element and loving every minute of it!

In June, he tried out for his school’s 5th grade variety show, and landed a spot. He did a tribute dance to his favorite dance crew, (Season One America’s Best Dance Crew) winner’s the Jabbawockeez. TJ posted this video to his YouTube channel, and it was seen by Chachi Gonzales (TJ’s celebrity crush) from America’s Best Dance Crew season Six winner (I aM mE crew), and also Jim Beaver from Supernatural. Both Chachi and Jim Beaver Tweeted the video, and more and more people began seeing TJ’s videos and following him on his twitter. TJ has only had a twitter for about a year, and everything has been happening really fast for him.

What really started the kick off for TJ was his anti bullying video “Hang On,” which was posted last July.

HANG ON

 TJ has been bullied since elementary. He has been pushed down, kicked, called names, excluded, because he is less than average height for a kid his age. TJ had been getting a lot of tweets from fans that talked about being bullied and not feeling pretty enough or good enough, so TJ said he felt he needed to do something to show anyone and everyone out there that they ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

Tj Prodigy BWTJ asked his fans to send him some creative pictures with “Stop Bullying” or “Don’t Give Up” on them to use in an anti bullying call-to-action video. He used the original song “Hang On” by his friend Kevin for the video, and the video received much attention from bullied kids and inspired kids all over the world. Some celebrities who have posted about it have been Christian Beadles, and Pauley Perrette from NCIS. This was the launch of TJ’s decision to go into talking to his peers about anti bullying and the importance of standing together. One particular comment that had a huge influence on him read:

“I can’t explain how much I have been through and it hurts, it’s a shame, and no one deserves too be bullied, I know how much it hurts”

Another read:

“Where was this when I was bullied all through my middle school years?”

TJ felt SOMEONE needed to take a stand now. In TJ’s words,

“We are the future, the kids, it’s up to us. I mean, if we don’t make a change, WHO WILL?”

 

In November of 2011, TJ was asked to speak at the 2011 New York State Teen Institute Leadership conference. Right around this time, TJ decided he wanted to try using music and dancing as a way to reach people, in conjunction with his message.

Rick Springfied & TJ

It became a great way for TJ to interact with other kids, and get their attention to listen to what he had to say. TJ wanted to make an original song that would reflect real life situations, and together with his sister Shelby they wrote the verses to TJ’s debut Single “We Stand.”  TJ then approached YouTube Sensation Tae Brooks, asking him to collaborate with him and sing and write the hook and take a stand together. The track was mastered with a lot of hard work by Tae’s older brother Tadjh. Before the track debuted in November, TJ spoke at the teen institute conference, which is a youth leadership program for high school students to take a look at their communities and try to fix problems and bring out the best in themselves. TJ spoke to students at the conference from schools all across the NY area, such as Fabius Pompey, Lafayette, Tully, Marcellus, Windsor, Long Island representatives, Corcoran, and Westhill (many of the central NY high schools). This was TJ’s first time speaking to people live and in public about his message, and it was very successful.

 After the conference, he was approached by Lafayette middle school where he spoke in December. TJ’s organization (campaign movement) is called “Challenge For Change” you can learn exactly what TJ does at schools and more about his campaign is on this website. TJ will soon speak at Windsor’s wellness day on April 20th, and leaving immediately after to hop on a flight to Florida, where he will be speaking and performing at the first annual Erase Hate Tampa Bay Festival! The festival invited TJ to come and perform, and he is very excited. It is an anti hate/anti bullying festival to raise awareness and help promote unity in the Tampa Bay area. TJ is also assisting Erase Hate with their anti bullying/anti hate video contest, using the slogan Make The Choice To Use Your Voice from one of his previous videos. He is very honored and excited to be working with Erase Hate and can’t wait to meet some of his fans at the festival.

tjmakingachoiceMAKE THE CHOICE TO USE YOUR VOICE

A few anti bullying movements TJ has initiated are:

  • Sending out blue beaded bracelets that he made to any fan that wanted to take a stand with him.
  • On his birthday, August 11th, TJ asked his fans if they would “Rep Blue” (wear the color blue) for the day to raise anti bullying awareness. The Color Blue is the National color for Anti-Bullying Awareness.
  • Created Two Anti Bullying Videos, “Hang On” and “Make The Choice To Use Your Voice” (See Above Video) where his fans sent in clips of them saying that they are making the choice to speak up.

TJ AND TAE

Here is TJ’s new single “We Stand” which will act as his new theme song for his campaign.  TJ is currently working on the music video for this single which is going to be a real eye opener for a lot of people. You will find it embedded here once it has been completed.

In the meantime watch his behind the scenes video below.  You can also purchase WE STAND   ON I-TUNES!

Help Tj and his cause by purchasing your copy now!

Tj in the Studio for the first time!BEHIND THE SCENES STUDIO VIDEO PREVIEW

I asked TJ what some of his favorites were and found out that his favorite color was blue, that he enjoys eating Starbursts candy, and watching Suit Life On Deck. 

Tj Recording Studio

Tj In Recording Studio

His musical inspirations include: Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Jason Derulo, Taio Cruz, Michael Jackson, and Justin Bieber.  He lists his favorite dance crew as Iconic Boyz, especially anti bullying spokesboy Vinny Castronovo, Jabbawockeez, and BBoy Bebo.  His hobbies include playing his Xbox360 and Wii, jumping on his trampoline, riding his dirt-bike, playing his guitar outside, laser tag, talking to his fans, and on his lazy days he enjoys just sitting on mom’s couch and watching Spongebob!

TJ also enjoys reading and lists his favorite author as James Patterson.  For outdoor sports he enjoys playing basketball and baseball.  His favorite Movie is the Transformer series and Real Steel!  He lists Moms homemade spaghetti and hot dogs as his favorite foods and even eats hot dogs for breakfast!

TJ’s message is to show kids that it is time to take a stand, right here, right now. When he recorded “We Stand,” he got very emotional and wanted to make his audience feel that same emotion. He is hoping that the video will help put the words to the song to a visual that will open people’s eyes so they can realize that the change needs to be made now, before it’s too late.

TJ has only been rapping for about a year, and has had no vocal lessons in singing or rapping. He enjoys singing, but decided he likes rapping better.

Each morning TJ enjoys randomly messaging his fans to “Have A Good Day” and continues to challenge them to try to make a difference, even if it’s something small, everyday.

 STOP BULLYING

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