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Travis Tremayne Tyler, (born March 17, 1977) better known by the stage name Thi'sl is an American Christian hip hop producer and songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri. In 2007 Thi'sl was signed to the record label X-Hustler where he recorded three studio albums, After This House I Shall Live, Chronicles of an X-Hustler and Beautiful Monster. In 2012 he was featured on Lecrae's album Gravity which won a Grammy award.[2]

Thi'sl
Birth nameTravis Tremayne Tyler
Also known asTravis Tyler, Thi'sl
Born (1977-03-17) March 17, 1977 (age 42)[1]
Greenwood, Mississippi, U.S.
OriginSt. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
GenresChristian hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, singer, record producer
Years active2007–present
LabelsReach, Full Ride Music Group
Associated acts116 Clique, Reconcile, Skrip
Websiteiamthisl.com

BiographyEdit

Travis Tremayne Tyler was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on March 17, 1977.[3][4] As a baby Thi'sl and his family moved to St. Louis, Missouri where at the age of 14 Thi'sl started rapping. Under the name Uncle Y he recorded his first demo, however his album was influenced by the gang activity which he was involved in.[5][6] After living and rapping about the street life, Thi'sl eventually straightened up his life and devoted it to positive rapping.[2]

Thi'sl has been involved helping in the community of Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting of an 18-year-old man, Michael Brown. He recently addressed the public about justice issues in the St. Louis, Missouri area and he put together a peace response, calling out the community and church to take part in the healing of the community.[7] On Demember 13, 2014, Thi'sl teamed up with Bubba Watson and donated $25,000 to repair vandalism and stolen technology at local Ferguson school Griffith Elementary.[8]

DiscographyEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions[9]
US US
Chr
US
Gos
US
Rap
Chronicles of an X-Hustler[10] 23
Beautiful Monster[11] 11 6 24
Free From the Trap
Fallen King 115 11 4 11
Against All Odds 44

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KING THI'SL on Twitter". Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Thi'sl Biography". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Tyler Travis Tremayne". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  4. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Thi'sl Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Blair, Leonardo. "Christian Rapper Thi'sl Births Music Ministry From the Womb of an American Inner City". Christianpost. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Thi'sl: The St Louis, Missouri hip-hop artist now hustling for Christ". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Menzie, Nicola. "St. Louis Rapper Thi'sl Calls on Christian Church to Exemplify 'Racial Peace' Amid Ferguson Protests Over Fatal Shooting of Michael Brown". The Christian Post. The Christian Post. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  8. ^ Patrick, Kris. "St. Louis Gospel Rapper Thi'sl Donates $25,000 to Vandalized Ferguson School". Path Megazine. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  9. ^ AllMusic. "Thi'sl Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  10. ^ "Review - Thi'sl - Chronicles of an X-Hustler". Rapzilla.com. Rapzilla. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "Thi'sl 'Beautiful Monster' Cover & Tracklisting Revealed". Rapzilla.com. Rapzilla. Retrieved December 17, 2014.

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