ATL’s Tuki Carter to Release Tuki TokerMixtape on 12/9 as Prelude to Flowers & Planes Album, Drops New Video
Premiered by 2DopeBoyz, Tuki’s Demented “Texting and Driving” Video Would Turn Your Driver’s Ed. Teacher Crazy
Critical Praise for Tuki Carter:
“Shades of Kendrick’s flow and Wiz’s charm, and quite a backstory–it appears the spacey “Yeah” is another step towards Tuki carving out his own corner” – The FADER
“One of the most talented artists in the hip-hop industry” – HotNewHipHop
A veteran rapper and a creative entrepreneur with a soft-spoken drawl, Taylor Gang‘s Tuki Carter is a unique personality in Hip-Hop. As the co-owner of the renowned tattoo shop, City of Ink, Tuki got his start in rap after his client Rick Ross introduced him to Wiz Khalifa. Two mixtapes, and three national Taylor Gang tours later, Tuki is announcing that his upcoming mixtape, Tuki Toker, will be released via Dat Piff on December 9th. The follow-up to last year’s Tuki, which saw three singles, “Chirp,” “Good,” and “Yeah” featured on the Billboard/Twitter Emerging Artists chart, the mixtape features appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Gangsta Boo, and fellow Taylor Gang artist, JR Donato. Though the Atlanta-by-way-of-LA rapper is multifaceted in his personality and business interests, Tuki Toker focuses on his “pothead” side, with deep bass and heavy reverb to appeal to the heads. Tuki Toker is an appetizer for the upcoming Flowers & Planes, expected in 2017.
Giving a tease of what the mixtape has in store, Tuki is releasing the video for “Texting and Driving,”premiered today by 2Dopeboyz. Amongst hula-hoopers, toy car joyriders, and footwork dancers, Tuki and his squad defy the DMV over a demented dial-tone beat. While your driver’s ed teacher might disapprove, Tuki uses his charm, penchant for hooks, and ability to rip a mic as well as a joint, turning this track into a certified banger. Filled front-to-back with tracks similar in nature, Tuki Toker promises to be the next in the line of Taylor Gang projects to captivate the world.
Born in Carson City, California, Tuki Carter got his start as part of a SoCal Hip-Hop scene breakdancing and B-Boy battling The Pharcyde and the Black Eyed Peas. Obsessed with drawing, painting, and sketching his whole life, Tuki Carter moved across the country to pursue a degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta in 1999. He developed a passion for tattoo artistry and founded the parlor franchise City of Ink in 2007, inking many of the top rappers in the game, such as Rick Ross, Usher, Young Jeezy, Canibus, and more. Through Rick Ross, Tuki met Wiz Khalifa in 2007, which led to a long and fruitful collaborative relationship between the two. Last year, he released Tuki, which featured appearances from Berner, Smoke DZA, Key!, and Khalifa himself. “I don’t want to be the next big something,” says Tuki Carter. “I want to be a staple in the world for art and music.”
Watch “Texting & Driving”: https://youtu.be/Djg_RBGIBs4
Check Out 2Dopeboyz’ Premiere: http://2dopeboyz.com/2016/11/22/tuki-carter-announces-tuki-toker-mixtape-drops-texting-and-driving-video/
Tuki Carter Background:
Tuki Carter is more than just a rapper—he’s an artist. For more than a decade, the Atlanta-based visionary has lived and breathed art, embracing audio and visual mediums through his love of hip-hop and tattooing and beyond. In turn, he’s established himself as one-of-a-kind in an industry where status quo is far too familiar, touring across the country and crafting creatively forward-thinking projects while living life as an entrepreneur, running the parlor franchise City of Ink as co-owner and giving artists including Rick Ross, Usher and Young Jeezy some of his fresh designs.
“Texting and Driving” Video: https://youtu.be/Djg_RBGIBs4
“Texting and Driving”: https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/texting-driving-prod-by-wavy-wallace
“She Said” ft. Wiz Khalifa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLcnJbC4lnw