After debuting the provocative single “Grab Em’ By The P***y” (influenced by our nation’s current head of state), Bronx rapper Tyrone, formerly known as Breeze Embalm recently linked up with Final Outlaw for “F***ed Up Sh*t,” his final song under his stage name. Now, with his former moniker and stage name completely shed, Tyrone introduces himself to the world while embracing his full identity with “Know My Name,” the lead single from his forthcoming self-titled debut album.
“When I say ‘Hi, my name is Tyrone’ there are two reactions I get from people: they either burst out singing Erykah Badu’s hit of the same name (I’d sometimes sing along with them), or they look at me in bewilderment adamantly telling me I cant be named Tyrone because I am not black. Being a Dominican who looks middle-eastern in a culture that is so focused on race I always understood the reaction but I never enjoyed how important race is to some people. When I started rapping I thought I needed an alter ego, I thought I needed to be something else, but I’m older and more mature now. I’ve never been more comfortable than being myself and I am ready for the world to know my name.” – Tyrone
As Breeze Embalm, he released his first solo project The Ceremony of Nadir in 2012; a lyrical adventure with songs like ‘My People’ a tribute to all of his closest friends, earning him the John Lennon songwriting grand prize. Also sharing a stage with YC the Cynic (now known as Kemba), Chris Rivers, Dee-1, Kosha Dillz, among many others at showcases like the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and the Redbull Soundstage, Tyrone is now ready to embrace his identity.
Back to his government and race relations, he wants you to know his name.