PULLMAN, Wash. — Local hip-hop artist Tyrant will be rapping on the WSU’s Glenn Terrell Mall at noon June 7 as part of the Office of Student Programs’ free and open summer Music on the Mall series.
Tyrant (Ty Weathers) will perform tracks from his debut CD, “Everything I Want,” released in December 2000. He is currently releasing an additional 1,000 copies to the initial 200 copies.
He describes his style as mainstream hip-hop with a twist of comedy. For example, he says the CD title song is about all the things he want out of life while he is really not anywhere right now. “My Geo” deals with how difficult it is for him to “pick up chicks” in his car, and “The B & H Factor” is about how pretty girls think they can get anything they want. He also includes a slow number about his cousin who passed away.
Tyrant started his music career in 1997. Since then, he has performed in several shows and shared the stage with Cool Nutz, Mr. Westside and Kenny Mack. In addition to performing, he is the co-owner of a record company, Full Circle Entertainment, with Texan artist R.P.M.
Tyrant is a WSU senior from Vancouver majoring in broadcasting with a minor in music and plans to graduate in December.
Other performances as part of the series will take place on the mall at noon on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated. In case of rain, performances will be in the Compton Union Building Lair. The CUB food service will sell barbecued food in conjunction with the performances.
— June 14: Alternative-rock band Evren Goknar
— June 21: Renaissance music with Pint & Dale at noon on the mall and at 7 p.m. on the plaza atop Holland Library
— Wednesday, July 4: The Kingpins rock-and-roll band at the evening Independence Day celebration, Sunnyside Park
— July 5: Local folksinger Dan Maher
— Wednesday, July 11: Toucans Steel Band at noon on the mall and at 5:30 p.m. in Reaney Park
— July 19: Melodic rock with Jim Basnight at noon on the mall and at 7 p.m. on the plaza atop Holland Library
— July 26: Pure jazz vocalist Julie Silvera