My Name is TAP TAP from Tacoma, Washington. My first single off my new album " The Re-Introduction" [release date Early 2009 ]is "Get Your Ass On The Floor".I'm 20 and have alot of ambition to make it big the industry.you can contact me at ...
My Name is TAP TAP from Tacoma, Washington. My first single off my new album " The Re-Introduction" [release date Early 2009 ]is "Get Your Ass On The Floor".I'm 20 and have alot of ambition to make it big the industry.you can contact me at email@example.com or Myspace.com/TapTap2 and myspace.com/TheAmbassadorPrince
TAP TAP-Local rapper making a name for himself by The Tacoma Weekly Oct 2005 East side represents. Tacoma rapper Tap Tap. Tap Tap, also known as Ryan Bradley, is 17 years old. He attends Franklin Pierce High School. He lives on Tacoma’s East Side, enjoys history classes and...
TAP TAP-Local rapper making a name for himself by The Tacoma Weekly Oct 2005 East side represents. Tacoma rapper Tap Tap.
Tap Tap, also known as Ryan Bradley, is 17 years old. He attends Franklin Pierce High School. He lives on Tacoma’s East Side, enjoys history classes and helps his mom with chores around the house. He is also the hottest new hip-hop prospect in the Pacific Northwest.
A major label showcase was arranged for Tap Tap Oct. 8. Famous labels such as Geffen, which signed local heroes Nirvana, and Jermaine Dupri’s label Social Deaf will be at The Premiere in Seattle to see local talent, especially Tap Tap.
Interest in Tap Tap has snowballed since his first full-length album “Suburbanite” came out on Sept. 1. The 12-song CD has a lyrical depth that surpasses the majority of artists and rings of one of Tap Tap’s influences, Kanye West. Tap Tap brings with his words impressive beats, also written by the 17 year old. His maturity may come from the number of years Tap Tap has spent in the business. His father, Tyrone Bradley, who produced the album, was involved with the music industry before Tap Tap was born. Since he could walk, Tap Tap has gone on stage with a microphone in his hand with local artists. Tap Tap signed with his father’s label, Lynx Records, nine months ago.
“We’ve gone through a lot of frustrations with other artists,” Bradley said. “Ryan (Tap Tap) just has the dedication and the talent to make it. It’s exciting.”
“People at my school say the only reason I got a record deal is because of my dad,” Tap Tap said. “But that’s not true. I got the record deal because of my skill and my hard work.”
With his father producing and his 13-year-old brother backing him up on the album and on stage, The Jackson Five comes immediately to mind.
“Yeah, sometimes I’ll call him Michael,” Bradley smirked. “But he’s not getting a nose job.”
Though Tap Tap was born and lived in New York for five years before moving to Tacoma, he considers himself completely Pacific Northwest. However, he does not think that his geographical location really influences his music.
“I would be doing the same thing that I’m doing here if I lived in New York,” he explained.
“Suburbanite” touches on a wide array of subjects, from a struggling artist begging the record labels to listen to his demo, to a pregnant teenage girl giving birth by herself in a dark alley.
“They’re not really personal experiences, but more just themes that I wanted to put my own spin on,” Tap Tap said. “I want people to listen to my album and hear my story.”
The album took nine months from conception to end. However, Tap Tap hit the last stages of puberty during recording. A listener can hear Tap Tap mature throughout the album, from the pitch of his voice to his lyrics.
Tap Tap purposefully misses the over-played topics of sex, drugs, and money.
“I want to do anything I can to separate myself from other artists, like Little Bow Wow.” From his lyrics to the way he dresses, Tap Tap shoots for originality.
“People ask why I don’t wear my pants low, or why I don’t wear baggy jerseys,” Tap Tap said. “It’s because I don’t have to. I’m a leader, not a follower.”
Promotion manager Dmark Poole agrees. “Tap Tap keeps climbing up the mountain. He’s got something more important to say. He’s living and breathing the music.”
Listen for Tap Tap in clubs and radio stations. His song “So Right” is ranked 16 on the Seattle hip-hop charts and is being played across the nation as well as Japan.
by Sean Towey
For more information on Tap Tap visit www.lynxrecords.com.