“My fans always know how to cheer me up and keep me going. It’s the strength from them, my team and from God that pushes and motivates me every day to keep going even when things get rough.” TJ Prodigy
TJLasinski or better known as TJ Prodigymade his debut on Rivenmaster’s Place back in March of 2012. Now over a year later Tj has multiplied his fan base many times over and has brought his message of Love, Respect, and Tolerance around the country raising awareness about the problem of Bullying to a whole new level.
I personally have never hidden the fact that Rap Music is not my favorite genre and while it does not play a major role in my music collection, I make the exception when it comes to TJ Prodigy.
TJ first caught my attention when I heard his song “We Stand” which was created with Tae Brooksand I knew then and there that this kid was going to go far.
While his YouTube Channel has been a little absent of new music videos lately there has been a whole lot going on behind the scenes of this exceptionally talented and busy young man. TJ has been working very hard with his team to bring new material to all of his fans.
In fact this was accomplished just a few weeks ago with the launch of his new EP entitled “ Flight”whichcreated such a frenzy that his fans literally took down his website with the boom of activity purchasing a signed physical copy of the new EP!
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)
Many 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.