“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!
Tae Brooks is a 15-year-old singer/actor from Cincinnati, Ohio, now living in Los Angeles, California pursuing his dream of a career in the entertainment industry. Tae is not one of those kids who can say he always knew he’d be a singer, because in the early years, sports were his consuming passion. It wasn’t until the age of 10 when his family heard him singing in the back seat of the car that they realized Tae had exceptional pitch and tone. Tae first started using his skills when the family needed a background vocalist for artists recording in the family’s garage studio. This was a perfect way to teach Tae studio etiquette and how to lay harmonies and more. His first stage performance was in 2008 at a TAXI A&R Music conference in LA where he joined Mickey Joseph on the hook of “Can’t Keep ‘Em Off”, then introduced his first original “It’s So Easy”.
Music seemed a natural career choice for Tae, considering he comes from a musical family. However, it seemed equally natural that Tae go into acting. His family always joked that Tae was a “human cartoon character” because he is so animated with a huge personality. When Tae was 12, a talent manager from LA met him at a class in Cincinnati and recommended that he come to California for the summer to try his hand at acting. He did, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. In looking at Tae’s goals as well as the future of the rest of the family, the decision was made to relocate to LA to be closer to the entertainment industry. So, in 2011 Tae and his family drove cross country to LA with only what belongings they could fit in a rental truck.