TEKNEQ

Location: DETROIT, United States

Formed: 05th Oct 1984

www.tekneq.tk DETROIT RAP/HIP HOP ARTIST--THRIVING OFF OF TALENT AND PASSION FOR THE SPORT --STRIVING TO GET A NAME FOR MY CITY AND MYSELF. THIS IS WHAT I DO. THEY CALL ME TEKNEQ SIMPLY BECAUSE MY DELIVERY AND STYLE OF WORDPLAY. MY TECHNIQUE. www.tekneq.tk


AINT DOIN NONE OF DAT

TEKNEQ

WRITTEN BY: D’ANGELO BALLARD www.tekneq.tk AS ANOTHER ASSERTIVE ARTIST, WITH SELF-ASSURED LYRICS, IS TEKNEQ™ REALLY WHAT DETROIT CITY’S BEEN MISSING? THE DETROIT-BORN RAPPER CERTAINLY SEEMS TO THINK SO. BORN TIMOTHY LANIER, TEKNEQ™, OR TEK, INTENDS TO PROVE EXACTLY THAT. WITH PASSION FOR WHAT HE DOES AND HIS HABITAT, HE SETS OUT TO SHOW DETROIT, HE IS “WHAT THE CITY’S BEEN MISSING!” “I FEEL I AM WHAT MY CITY’S BEEN MISSING; BECAUSE I HAVE ACTUAL TALENT, ALLOWING ME TO JUST BE ME. IM DON’T FEEL FORCED TO TRY TO BE SOMEONE IM NOT. I RECORD MUSIC BECAUSE I LOVE TO AND I LOVE MY CITY.” NOT EVERYONE HAS THE SAME OPINION OF WHAT DETROIT LACKS. WHEN ASKED, TEK REPLIES, “…ARTISTS, NOT RAPPERS. WE NEED AN ARTIST WHO REALIZES HIS CITY IS GREATER THAN HIMSELF AND IS PREPARED TO REPRESENT DETROIT LYRICALLY. AN ARTIST THAT DOES MUSIC FOR PASSION, NOT PAPER.” TEK’S JOURNEY STARTED AT AGE 9. A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH A FRIEND, PRESSED HIM TO TRY AND WRITE A RAP. IN THE DAYS FOLLOWING HE PRESENTED THE VERSE TO SEVERAL OF HIS CLASSMATES. THEY ENJOYED IT SO MUCH, THEY REPEATEDLY ASKED HIM TO PERFORM IT AGAIN. THIS INSPIRED HIM WRITE MORE RAPS. FEELING AS IF RAP WAS HIS CALLING, HE HONED HIS SKILLS FOR MANY YEARS. AFTER YEARS OF BEING KICKED OUT OF VARIOUS SCHOOLS AND DABBLING IN NUMEROUS URBAN ACTIVITIES, HE WAS SHIPPED OFF TO THE ARMY. DURING HIS TERM, HE MET MORE PEOPLE INTERESTED IN MAKING MUSIC. ALONG WITH THESE COMPANIONS HE FOUNDED A RECORD LABEL AND PRODUCTION COMPANY. THOUGH SUCCESSFULLY PARTICIPATING IN COUNTLESS TALENT SHOWS NEITHER WENT QUITE AS EXPECTED. HE LOST TOUCH WITH THE PRODUCTION TEAM, AND SHORTLY AFTER HIS DISCHARGE THE LABEL BROKE APART. ARMED WITH MORE AMBITION, AND MORE WISDOM, HE SIGNED TO ANOTHER LOCAL RECORD COMPANY. SHORTLY AFTER CAME THE BIRTH OF HIS FIRST CHILD. AT THIS POINT, IT FELT AS THOUGH ANYTHING THAT COULD’VE WENT WRONG, DID. HE LOST HIS JOB, WENT HOMELESS AND PLAYED CAT AND MOUSE WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES; ALL WHILE WELCOMING HIS DAUGHTER INTO THE WORLD. ALL THIS MADE HIM VERY DISTANT AND HE WAS DROPPED FROM THE LABEL. AFTER RECONCILIATION WITH THE COMPANY, HE LEFT AGAIN TO TAKE CARE OF HIS FAMILY. THIS BEGAN A PERIOD OF SOUL SEARCHING. WITH MUSIC STILL THOUGHT TO BE HIS TRUE CALLING, BUT BEING COMPLETELY UNSURE, HE ENROLLED INTO A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE. NEEDLESS TO SAY, HE SOON REALIZED THAT WASN’T THE `TECH` HE WAS BORN TO BE. NOW, THE YEAR IS PRESENT-TIME. AFTER CONSCIOUSLY VALIDATING HIS PASSION, AGAIN, HE’S SET OUT ON A MISSION. HE STATES ON A SONG CALLED “I JUS WANNA B HEARD©,” “I WANT MY CITY TO HEAR IT, IT’S IN THEY’RE SPIRIT / YOU CAN FEEL MY DRIVE, JUST KNOW THE MOTORCITY GEAR IT.” ON ANOTHER SONG ENTITLED “PUT DA MITTEN ON©” HE EXPRESSES HIS FEELINGS ON OTHER ARTISTS LEAVING MICHIGAN AND HIS PLANS ON CHANGING THAT. HE RAPS, “DIG THIS, MY HITLIST CONSIST OF / 49 STATES AND WHO THEM SHITS CONSIST OF / ITS JUST US, ITS TIME TO GET SHIT DONE / IF IT WAS UP TO THESE NIGGAS, WE WOULD JUST RUN.” HE LYRICALLY STATES HIS INTENTIONS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. HE SAYS, “THEY FORGOT ABOUT DETROIT, BUT THIS WHERE EVERYTHING STARTED…,” IN THE SONG “BRING IT BACK©.” HE FEARLESSLY ADDS “…AY, ITS TIME TO BRING IT BACK / TO THE MIDDLE MAP, ALL OF US DON’T BE SINGING ZAPP.” THIS IS WHAT DETROIT, ALONG WITH THE ENTIRE MIDWEST, HAS BEEN MISSING. WITH IT BEING AN ABUNDANCE OF TRAPSTARS AND AN OVERLY EXHAUSTED USE OF THE AUTO-TUNE, ONE WOULD THINK THERE WASNNT ANY CREATIVE AND/OR TALENTED ARTISTS IN DETROIT. HAVE NO FEAR DETROIT, THERE IS AN EXCEPTION AND HIS NAME IS TEKNEQ™. GEARING TOWARD GETTING HIS REGION PUT BACK ONTO THE MAP, HE IS DEFINITELY NOT AFRAID TO BE HIMSELF. THIS IS AN ARTIST PREPARED TO ASSURE HIS CITY HE’S IN IT FOR THE PASSION AND LOVE, NOT MONEY. THIS IS AN ARTIST THAT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT HE IS A SMALL PART IN A MUCH LARGER PLAN. THE PLAN TO MAKE A WAY FOR HIS FAMILY, HIS CITY AND THEIR FAMILIES. THIS IS AN ARTIST. THIS IS WHAT THE CITY’S BEEN MISSING; LACKING AND WAITING FOR. CREDITS: LET THE TRUTH BE KNOWN - MIXTAPE DA CITY IS MINE - MIXTAPE WAT DA CITY BEEN MISSIN’ - MIXTAPE SERIES THA TAKEOVER - MIXTAPE/ALBUM SERIES CONTACTS :: www.tekneq.tk FOLLOW @ARCHITEK313 ARCHITEK1000 ON YOUTUBE,COM TEKNEQ.NUCZN@GMAIL.COM WWW.MYSPACE.COM/TEKNEQ WWW.TWITTER.COM/TEKNEQ

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