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Velous
Birth name Tyler Bryant
Born (1991-{{padleft:9|2|0}-11) September 11, 1991 (age 26)
Kingston, New York, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • record producer
Instruments
  • vocals
  • piano
  • keyboards
  • guitar
  • drums
Years active 2009-present
Associated acts

Tyler Bryant (born September 11, 1991), better known as his stage name Velous, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer from Kingston, New York. He is mostly known for featuring on the song "Adult Swim" by DJ Spinking, and co-producing Kanye West's hit single "All Day",<ref>"Musician’s Corner: Velous Joins French Montana’s Coke Boys". The Vocal Vixen. July 1, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2015. </ref> which was Gold-certified in the US<ref name="RIAA">"Gold & Platinum - RIAA". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 10, 2017. </ref> and subsequently procured a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song.<ref name="Grammy.com">"Final Grammy nomination list" (PDF). Grammy.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017. </ref>

Early life

Tyler Bryant was born on September 11, 1991 in Kingston, New York. His father, who is now deceased, was a musician. His mother was a singer. When he was eleven, he began rapping after listening to Kanye West's "Through the Wire". He learned how to play the drums, then piano, and started playing the guitar when he was twelve years old. He started getting into production when he was thirteen.<ref>NMB (March 22, 2013). "The Break Presents: Velous". XXL. Retrieved March 19, 2015. </ref> He was also in a jazz ensemble in high school.<ref>Hudson, Tanay (March 4, 2015). "Get To Know Velous, The Producer Behind Kanye West’s ‘All Day’". AllHipHop. Retrieved March 17, 2015. </ref>

Career

Velous came up with the his name after someone told him how marvelous his production skills were; the name is "marvelous" minus the "mar". In 2011, he released his debut mixtape, Velocity The Mixtape.<ref>"Velocity The Mixtape - Velous - Listen and discover music at Last.fm". Retrieved March 16, 2015. </ref> The release helped Velous gain attention from Cus Maven, who signed him to Swanky Music Group. Velous met Fabolous through fellow producer Vinylz, who Velous had frequently worked with during the past year. Vinylz and Velous went to Fabolous' studio to check out what he was doing. Velous ended up playing some of his music, which Fabolous liked.The two ended up recording the song "Gone For The Winter" for Fab's album The Young OG Project in 2014.<ref>Navjosh (December 29, 2014). "Exclusive: Velous Talks Producing Kanye’s ‘All Day’, Working With Fabolous & Upcoming Solo Project". HipHop-N-More. Retrieved March 23, 2015. </ref>

In 2014, French Montana signed him to his label, Coke Boys Records. Montana spoke about Velous in an interview with the Village Voice: "I love his style. He sings. He raps. He's everything in one." He revealed that Velous also impressed Kanye West. "He came to the studio and played me like 1,000 songs", he said, before adding that Kanye West picked "like two beats" from Velous.<ref>Lilah, Rose (July 7, 2014). "French Montana Signs Velous To Coke Boys". Retrieved March 16, 2015. </ref>

Discography

Mixtapes

List of mixtapes, with selected album details
Title Album details
Velocity The Mixtape

Production

List of production credits, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Adult Swim"<ref name=":0">DJ SpinKing, Adult Swim, retrieved 2017-07-26 </ref> 2014 DJ Spinking, Tyga N/A
Download & Listen [New Song]], retrieved 2017-07-26 </ref> Chinx, Jadakiss Cocaine Riot 5
Download & Listen [New Mixtape]], retrieved 2017-07-26 </ref> Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Gone For the Winter"<ref name=":1">"Fabolous feat. Velous's 'Gone for the Winter' - Discover the Sample Source". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What They All Say"<ref name=":2">"Shazam". www.shazam.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Proud Side Nigga"<ref name=":3">http://hiphopdx.com, HipHopDX -. "DJ Spinking f. Velous & Ty Dolla $ign - "Proud Side Nigga"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> 2015 DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"All Day"<ref>"Meet Velous, He Made The Original Beat That Eventually Became Kanye West's 'All Day'". MTV News. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Kanye West N/A
"Right Hand"<ref name="thefader.com">"Meet Velous, The Young Producer Who Has Caught The Ear Of Drake, Kanye, And French Montana". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Drake N/A
"Money Go"<ref>"Belly and Travi$ Scott Have a Gun Battle In "Money Go" Music Video". OnSMASH. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Belly Another Day in Paradise
Stream [New Song]], retrieved 2017-07-26 </ref> Velous N/A
"Bag for It"<ref name=":5">"Tru Life Takes His Talents To South Beach With Velous & Rick Ross In "Bag For It" Video". Vibe. 2016-09-19. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> 2016 Tru Life ft. Rick Ross N/A
"Music is My Religion"<ref name=":6">LIFE, TRU (2016-07-23). "Music is my religion coming soon feat @velousmusic produce by @scramjones #mogultree #tru pac… https://www.instagram.com/p/BIN1P8xhxP7/". @therealtrulife. Retrieved 2017-07-26.  External link in |title= (help)</ref> Tru Life N/A
"Highlights"<ref name="thefader.com"/> Kanye West The Life of Pablo
"Deja Vu"<ref>Meka. "So, What’s Up With J. Cole’s "Deja Vu" & Bryson Tiller’s "Exchange" Sounding Alike?". 2DOPEBOYZ. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only
"Barely Sober"<ref>"Another Day in Paradise (mixtape)". Wikipedia. 2017-06-21. </ref> Belly ft. Lil Wayne Another Day in Paradise
"Actin Different"<ref>"Actin Different - Belly". SongLyrics.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Belly InZombia
"Sunny Side Up" Zack Heres Half
"Quiet on the Set Remix"<ref>Quiet On The Set Remix Feat Rico Love and Velous, retrieved 2017-07-26 </ref> Zack ft. Rico Love Heres Half
"Coldest Night in Hell"<ref>"L.A. Is Dark And Hell Is Cold On New A$ton Matthews Track". The FADER. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> A$ton Matthews Chapovelli
"Flex Wit You"<ref name=":7">"Shazam". www.shazam.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> French Montana N/A
Musixmatch"]. musiXmatch. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> DJ Spinking ft. Nico and Vinz, French Montana For the Culture
"The Day I Met You"<ref>"New Music: Belly feat. Young Thug & Zack – 'Consuela'". Rap-Up. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Belly InZombia

Writing

List of singles written by Velous, showing year released, performing artists and album name

Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Gone for the Winter"<ref name=":1" /> 2014 Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What they all Say"<ref name=":2" /> Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Adult Swim"<ref name=":0" /> DJ Spinking, Tyga, Jeremiah The Connect
"Money Down" 2015 Zack, Chinx N/A
"Sex and the City"<ref name=":4" /> Velous N/A
"Proud Side Nigga"<ref name=":3" /> DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"Bag for it"<ref name=":5" /> 2016 Try Life, Rick Ross N/A
MetroLyrics"]. www.metrolyrics.com. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> Velous N/A
"Timeless Truth" Dimelo Cold Wave
"League of Your Own"<ref name=":8" /> DJ Spinking, Nico and Vinz, French Montana For The Culture
"Flex Wit You"<ref name=":7" /> French Montana N/A
"Just as I am"<ref>"Just As I Am by Spiff TV". TIDAL - High Fidelity Music Streaming. Retrieved 2017-07-26. </ref> 2017 Spiff TV, Prince Royce, Chris Brown FIVE

Guest Appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other Artist(s) Album
"Adult Swim"<ref name=":0" /> 2014 DJ Spinking, Tyga, Jeremih N/A
"Gone For The Winter"<ref name=":1" /> Fabolous The Young OG Project
"What They All Say"<ref name=":2" /> Chinx Cocaine Riot 5
"Proud Side Nigga"<ref name=":3" /> 2015 DJ Spinking, Ty Dolla $ign The Connect
"Bag For It"<ref name=":5" /> 2016 Tru Life ft. Rick Ross N/A
"Music Is My Religion"<ref name=":6" /> Tru Life N/A

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External links

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