In hip-hop, icy chains, groups of Benjamins and custom Lamborghinis are displayed as a sign that you’ve been successful, and the best way to make it happen is to be yourself. The key to building a lasting career is authenticity – rappers who pitch a fake character to their fans are often overlooked. At first glance, Tay Money is a white girl who grew up on a cattle farm in a small Texas town, but deep down, she’s always been a bubble rap barbie. âTay Money, I’ve always had it in me,â Money says. âIt took a few years to groom her because I was growing up and doing things to be cool. Now I do things because that’s who I am.
While Money has always been its true nature, it took a few years for the Tay Money we know today to materialize. Growing up, she excelled at softball and got a scholarship to play in college. Then when that didn’t work, she focused on something she had always loved: styling her hair. âI was hooked on the best times since my mom let me get them in fifth grade and then it was over,â Money says. âStyling was great because every client is different and I didn’t always do the same thing. It’s also so great to see their faces and you can tell how good they feel when you’re done.
While Money enjoyed working in a job that allowed her to express her creativity, five years later she realized she had a knack for spitting bars. She started making music in her friend’s closet at the end of 2017 and it didn’t take long for the success of her first single, “Trapper’s Delight”, to push her to pursue her dream of a more fulfilling future. .
âI was going through a very difficult and emotional time in my life and the same day I received the video for ‘Trapper’s Delight’,â Money says. âI remember crying after that horrible day and then I posted the video and the next day it was like my whole life had changed. It was as if something was taken away from me and God had given me something even better.
Once her first single took off, there was no going back to her old life in Athens, Texas. Money tried to keep her job as a hairdresser, as a promise she made to her mother, but after some pleading from her managers, she finally cut the cord. âI couldn’t let go because you don’t hear about this stuff and if you do, it doesn’t happen to you,â Money says. âI held on as long as possible. Then they gave me $ 10,000 and I stopped everything.
Since leaving the show for good, Tay Money has released a number of viral singles and, as a newbie, has already collaborated with big names like DaBaby and YNW Melly. Despite her rapid success, she still hasn’t signed and has no plans to commit to a label anytime soon. “I really see myself [eventually being] signed to a label, I just want this to be the right fit for me, âMoney says. âThe reason I chose to stay independent is that I don’t think I’m at my full potential. I have to show them who I am and when they need me, so we can work together.
From day one, Money has strived to keep him 100, from his rhymes to his wardrobe to his career path. She never wanted to follow in anyone else’s footsteps, and when her songs start popping up on the radio, you better believe fans all over the world are going to eat them. So wait, America, Tay Money 2020 is coming.