Emcee, producer, CEO, and entrepreneur Twan Mack has proven his national reign in Adult Contemporary Hip Hop via captivating and quality music. Mack is noted and recognized for his versatility and diverse perspectives delivered through his music and his latest release is no exception.
“Have A Nice Day” entices listeners in with knocking bass and transcends them on a journey filled with infinite wordplay feasting on grind and hustle while dismissing naysayers.
Within the first few bars of “Have A Nice Day,” Mack pays homage to Hip Hop deity Roxane Shante, (originally recorded the song 30 years ago under the tutelage of producer god Marley Marl) who co-signed the record via Social Media. He goes on with accolades mentioning Run Dmc and the Hollis Crew and expresses his affinity for Kanye’s ‘say whatever’s on my mind’ philosophy. In the third verse, Mack describes an event that sheds clarity and ultimately altered the course of his life. Stream “Have A Nice Day” below.
“Twan Mack is positive proof that good music and persistence pays off.” -Kareem City Music
About Twan Mack
Mack’s production credits include Hip Hop pioneer Speech of Arrested Development, with whom Mack will be touring within the fall, and Striklin of EMC (Masta Ace). Over the past year Mack’s recorded music with other elite emcees including IshDarr, Skyzoo, Ras Kass, and Tragedy Khadafi. His music can be streamed on noteworthy media sites such as EARMILK, The Word Is Bond, Weekly Rap Gods, and Premier Wuz Here. View Mack’s EPK for complete bio and career highlights.
Twan Mack performing “Have A Nice Day” on tour with Arrested Development
“No Industry Standard” is a 16 track roller coaster ride of brutal bars penned by renown Wisconsin emcee, Taiyamo Denku.
15 of the album’s instrumentals were brewed by the maniacal mind of producer, Dcypha. Hit play and experience potent Hip Hop As one should come to expect from any Cypha Den Music release. Dcypha mixes in a strong balance of DJ cuts and audio snippets to bring the beast out of Denku. The Milwaukee emcee serves up music for the blue-collar demographic and for fans of nineties era Hip Hop. All throughout the album, he speaks about staying true to self like on the Conway featured, “Be Who You Are”. He speaks about rappers flooding the industry strictly for money on “Gold Rush”. The verbal barbarian also shares his personal views on what makes up a great life on “Fabulous Life” with the Queen B, Lil Kim.
“No Industry Standard” is the eighth solo project from Taiyamo Denku, who has numerous singles online featuring some of Hip Hop’s legendary acts. The new album continues on in that tradition as the spitter splits mics with KRS One, Benny The Butcher, Chino XL and more. It’s this work ethic that has earned the Wisco based rapper the title of “Collab King”. He even landed a Psycho Les beat for “Stand Back”, the first song from the album to land a video for. Two more videos are set to drop this year, “Mr. Sunshine” with Saukrates and the hauntingly awesome “Make Em Believe”. Keep Taiyamo on your radar for the remainder of 2018 but most importantly, make sure to preview and purchase “No Industry Standard” on Bandcamp.
Milwaukee based artist Taiyamo Denku debuts the final single before the upcoming release of the “No Industry Standard” album. Entitled “Fabulous Life”, the song blends potent Hip Hop lyricism with an R&B chorus courtesy of Boston vocalist, The Genius. To send the song completely over the top, the Collab King lands one of his biggest features yet alongside the Queen Bee, Lil Kim.
Produced by Australia’s Dcypha, he blends eighties styled keys and synth strings all over simplistically laid drums. Taiyamo handles the first and third verse, speaking about what his definition of a “Fabulous Life” is. Lil Kim arrives in true high fashion status for the second verse, rapping the kind of braggadocios flows that earned her a spot among the top tier femcees. The Genius adds in the perfect amount of R&B pizzazz to give the “Fabulous Life” it’s appealing commercial allure.
Taiyamo Denku is the epitome of what a true Hip Hop artist is all about. He sets up all his own shows, tours the U.S. consistently and is constantly crafting new music in the studio aka the Cypha Den. Over his lengthy career span, he’s shared tracks with some of Hip Hop’s elite such as Kool G Rap, KRS One, Sean Price, Jadakiss and many more. These accolades have earned him the title of “Collab King”. He has released numerous albums as well, such as his forthcoming project, “No Industry Standard”.
Releasing late this month, expect to hear collabs with Conway The Machine, Chino XL, Saukrates, Royal Flush, KRS One, Benny The Butcher and the aforementioned single with Lil Kim. “No Industry Standard” is currently available for pre-order via Bandcamp while the “Fabulous Life” track can be streamed thru Soundcloud.
Cypha Den Music and The Beatnuts combine forces to slay swag rap on their collab effort, “Stand Back”. Taiyamo Denku has been rhyming since before Tim Allen was Santa Clause and Psycho Les of The Beatnuts has been crafting beats since before many famous rappers of today learned how to crawl. With that said, it was only right that these two Hip Hop veterans team up for the die hard sounds behind this single found on Denku’s forthcoming album, “No Industry Standard”. The song now has an official video to back it and i comes from the mind of none other than, Wes Tank.
The video mixes Boom Bap, MMA, the northside of Milwaukee and ill silhouette edits to create a stunning Hip Hop presentation that any true backpacker will greatly appreciate. Denku spits a chorus in legendary, old school Hip Hop fashion. He kicks the hook off with, “stand back (back up), don’t come any closer / I set fire to any track I come close to”. Each verse is overflowing with rhymes and is sure to have you hitting the rewind button to decipher many times over. The video is available on YouTube and Facebook. “No Industry Standard” is set to arrive this coming June.
Underground recording artist Breezy visualizes the gritty Milwaukee streets he calls home with the release of “White”. The song is one of fourteen found on the rising rapper’s latest album, “It Ain’t Easy Being Breezy”. Watch the video here.
Taiyamo Denku and Conway The Machine smash the term “fake it to you make it” with their collaborative effort, “Be Who You Are”, produced by Dcypha
“Be Who You Are” is the lead off single from seasoned Milwaukee emcee Taiyamo Denku’s forthcoming album, “No Industry Standard”. To properly set the flame to the project’s wick, the collab king tag teams a moody Dcypha production with Griselda Records own, Conway. The pair speak on killing trends, keeping it all the way real and staying true to self, something both men have done thru their lengthy career stretch.
Not just another dope Hip Hop cut, Denku and Conway utilize the chorus to tell two separate, autobiographical stories of the streets. The revered Hall N’ Nash spittah kicks rhymes circling around his New York state of mind. Taiyamo approaches things from a semi-similar angle and rhymes about the cold streets of his hometown, Milwaukee. Denku goes in depth on his love for his city and never succumbing to the darker side of the area.
The single couldn’t have came at a better time when we have the next generation of Hip Hop brainwashed by prescription drugs, viral trends and the same old redundant auto-tuned music from the next Lil something or other. The message in the song is simple, no matter where you are or what you have going on, simple “Be Who You Are”.
Aside from the new single, Conway recently debuted the hard bodied, ten track “Blakk Tape” alongside producer, Daringer.
Taiyamo Denku’s “No Industry Standard” will feature some heavy duty features. You can catch him trading bars about the good life alongside Lil Kim on “Fabulous Life”, mass murdering emcees aside legendary artists such as KRS One, Chino XL, Royal Flush and Saukrates – among others. Make sure to stay tuned for upcoming singles, videos and the official album drop throughout the 2018 time span.
A state of emergency has been declared on wack rappers as Taiyamo Denku and L Majestic sift thru the infected minds of mumble rappers and sus emcees, commanding them to “Prove Your Worth” or perish
The powerful loose single is a wake up call for artists and listeners both to demand the absolute best of the music created and listened to. In an era where lyrics fall to the waist side and those with the thickest pockets get the most play, Denku, Majestic and the highly talented producer, Dcypha, set the bar behind the definition of what real emceeing is all about. Stream “Prove Your Worth” on Soundcloud and stay tuned for Taiyamo’s “No Industry Standard” album to drop later this year.
Po Politickin is back again with a brand new Artist Spotlight podcast interview with Milwaukee emcee, Taiyamo Denku. A founding father of the Cypha Den Music imprint, Denku has an extensive music catalog and has collabed with many of underground Hip Hop’s elite. Listen in as Po asks Taiyamo about his name origin, vocal presence and what’s in store for 2017 in the following podcast.
Back on August 8th of 2015, Hip Hop lost one of it’s most noted lyrical soldiers when news broke that Sean Price had passed away. To add to the sorrow, it seems as though the Hip Hop genre is losing it’s way from the path it ought to journey down. Thankfully, we have artists such as Milwaukee’s Taiyamo Denku who strive to preserve the very core of what the culture embodies. Today, the Midwest monster debuts “Into Dust”, featuring VVS Verbal and Ruste Juxx, two of P’s close friends and associates.
The song opens up with a clip from “John 3:16” that features esteemed actor, Denzel Washington. As the song then begins, listeners are treated to nothing but brolic bars of brute, a showing that would make P himself proud. Australian producer/DJ Dcypha delivers what could arguably be some of the most adrenaline filled cuts we’ve heard this year as he closes the song out with some Sean P samples from an upcoming Cypha Den Music single. If you love Hip Hop, this song’s for you. Listen to “Into Dust” below.
Taiyamo opened up for A.F.R.O. and R.A. The Rugged Man on December 10th while on their tour run in Milwaukee. Denku was once again asked on stage by R.A. himself to beatbox “Stanley Kubrick”. The Collab King was also brought up while he performed in Chicago this past Halloween. Check the video footage out below.
Denku and Cypha Den Music member Rambunxious embark on their “It’s Our Time” tour. Check venues and dates for that below.
Dec 14th – Carl’s Tavern (New Haven, IN) w Ricky Dreamz
Dec 15th – Drom (NY,NY) Yule Prog 10
Dec 16th – Electric Avenue (Buffalo, NY)
Dec 17th – Rumors (Pottsville, PA) Winter Puffchella Fest
Dec 18th Day – Marsten House Cypher (Philadelphia, PA)
Dec 18th Night – Bowery Electric (NY) EOW
Dec 19th – Open Date
Dec 20th – Black Forge Coffee House (Pittsburgh, PA)
Dec 21st – Big Room Bar (Columbus, OH)
Milwaukee’s Taiyamo Denku constructs a three way rhyme syndicate with the likes of Infamous Mobb’s Big Twins & Cypha Den Music’s own Urban Legend for and ode to the urban ways of life in the visual treatment for “Where We Live”. Though the video is being presented by Taiyamo, Urban Legend‘s powerful verbiage led to the audio single being placed on his forthcoming CDM debut album. Filmed in both Wisconsin and New York, the video captures Denku and UL on the hard streets of Mil-Town as Twins reps Queensbridge. With Dcypha providing the soundscape, many Hip Hop fans will be thrilled by the stellar horn samples and classic nineties flare behind it. Without further ado, here is “Where We Live”.