Marlin, TX native Tyler J had always struggled with depression and alcoholism, but it was the loss of his biggest fan, his father, that came close to making him lose all hope. In fact, Tyler gave up on music altogether at one point.
“I lost my dad in August. He was my biggest fan.” Tyler says. “He always supported me from day one. Even though he wasn’t a fan of rap, I always felt like he was a fan of me.”
It was his faith though that guided him through the darkness, and inspired him to make this project, “Revelation”, forcing him to stay focused, both for himself and his dad.
With the support of some musical homies like Devin the Dude and Kirko Bangz, “Revelation” came together.
“I always struggled with balancing my faith and music.” He explains. “I would be doing really well, but then I would fall victim to the industry to the point where I felt like I needed to step away for good. When my dad passed away it got worse but my faith once again got me through it. I felt like it was the perfect time to tell my story and I feel like I did that on this album.”
Peep the Devin the Dude assisted video to “Everything’s Ok” and check out the full project here.