Video: Tuki Carter – “Make A Way” (Prod. by SAP)

The Taylor Gang Double Threat Simultaneously Raps, Smokes, and Tattoos His Album Logo on a 🍑

5.15.2017

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

The Video:

Tuki Carter carves an unusual path through the music industry, combining his twin passions for rapping and tattoo artistry into a unique, compelling lifestyle. Providing a glimpse behind the scenes, Tuki tattoos a beautiful woman amidst a haze of smoke in the new video for “Make a Way.” Filmed in stylish black and white, “Make A Way” depicts a typical evening in the life of the Taylor Gang artist, packed with rapping, smoking blunts, and inking artful tattoos. Premiered by HipHopDX, “Make A Way” is a departure from Tuki’s normal diet of club bangers and stoner’s anthems, revealing Tuki’s key philosophy towards balancing his two careers and his most important role as a father. “Make A Way” is the latest video from Tuki’s debut album Flowers & Planes, which he released at the end of April.

Speaking about his newly-released album, Tuki explains: “Flowers and Planes is a lifestyle that includes music, tattooing, art, and just being great at what you do no matter the obstacles set in the way. It’s my first studio album and I’m a lil’ nervous, but the other part of the flowers and planes movement, which is weed, helps me with it all. Get it? Flowers [weed] and planes [paper]. I’m ready for the world to see what’s been in my head for the past few years and some change—including art and other things I’m about lifestyle-wise. Hella positivity.”

Born in California, Tuki Carter first made waves in the world of Hip-Hop when he founded City of Ink, a tattoo parlor which Mass Appeal called a “crucial nexus of Atlanta’s hip hop and art scenes.” After making his name by inking Hip-Hop stars such as Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, Tuki Carter met Wiz Khalifa in 2007, beginning a fruitful creative partnership that has lasted a decade. After a long and winding career in many creative disciplines, Tuki Carter shared Flowers and Planes, released via Taylor Gang Entertainment in April. An accomplished and addictive 11-track effort, Flowers and Planes demonstrates Tuki’s growth as an artist, showcasing his improved, motormouth flow, his ear for high quality production, and his wry, party-positive lyrics. Premiered by XXLFlowers and Planes boasts a diverse array of highlights, including highlights like the vicious, electric guitar-driven “Commando,”  the vocoder-laden opener “To The Max,” the slinky, bass-heavy “Brewster’s Millions,” and the party-starting Taylor Gang posse cut of the title track. Featuring appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Go Dreamer, Chevy Woods, Rome Fortune, and others, Flowers and Planes is the ideal soundtrack for a backyard barbecue or a late night smoke session.

As part of W Hotels’ upcoming tattoo artist residency at their NYC hotels, Tuki Carter is hosting a week-long residency at the Times Square location where he will tattoo guests and produce a pop-up shop showcasing his art, skateboard decks, glass-etched ashtrays, and more. The official launch party will be on Wednesday, May 31st. Media is welcome to attend.

Watch “Make a Way”: https://youtu.be/YdMmoWwnUN0

Check out the HipHopDX premiere: http://www.hiphopdx.com/videos/id.26012/title.dxclusive-tuki-carter-puts-tattoo-skills-on-display-for-make-a-way-video#

Buy Flowers and Planessmarturl.it/FlowersandPlanes

Listen to Flowers and Planeshttps://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/sets/flowers-and-planes

Flowers and Planes Tracklisting:
1. To the Max ft. Rome Fortune & Go Dreamer (Prod. by Protocal)
2. Changes (Prod. by BeatBoy)
3. Brewster’s Millions (Prod. by Rah Groove)
4. Make A Way (Prod. by SAP)
5. Flowers and Planes (Flight TGOD) ft. Wiz Khalifa, Chevy Woods (Prod. by RMB Justize)
6. Hollywood ft. Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa (Prod. by RMB Justize)
7. Nobody ft. Ted Park (Prod. by SONIX)
8. Reindeer Dash (Prod. by TM88)
9. Bustin Loose (Prod. by Ducko McFli)
10. Jerry Maguire ft. Juicy J (Prod. by Big Jerm, Roofeeo, Wes Gradovsky)
11. Commando (Prod. by Big Jerm)

Please contact Michelle or Isabel for more info.

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 RossUsher and Young Jeezy some of his fresh designs.


Links:

official sitetwitterfacebook | instagramyoutubesoundcloud

“Make A Way”: https://youtu.be/YdMmoWwnUN0 // https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/make-a-way

Flowers and Planessmarturl.it/FlowersandPlanes // https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/sets/flowers-and-planes

“Jerry Maguire”: https://youtu.be/-0J5A6kzdPs // http://smarturl.it/jerrymaguire

“Drinking Weed”: https://youtu.be/FN8GoPZD8Qw

“Commando”: https://youtu.be/0gJVEha4v2o // https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/commando

“Like Me”: https://youtu.be/45XynYO6MBQ

The Tuki Toker Tape:  http://smarturl.it/TukiTokerTape

“Get High Freestyle”: https://youtu.be/N_pfyXNcjj0

“Texting and Driving” Video: https://youtu.be/Djg_RBGIBs4

“Texting and Driving”: https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/texting-driving-prod-by-wavy-wallace

“These Days”: https://soundcloud.com/tuki-carter/tuki-these-days-ft-aleon-craft-prod-by-rah-groove

“She Said” ft. Wiz Khalifa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLcnJbC4lnw

“Chirp”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSKImqbbINQ

Bio, photos, and streams available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/tuki-carter/