About TJ Porter
Channeling the unwavering confidence of the New York legends before him, rising Harlem rapper TJ Porter burst onto the scene before graduating high school.
• Growing up, Porter listened to rap greats like Nas, Jim Jones, and 2Pac—all of whom influenced him to write rhymes of his own.
• He eventually shifted his focus towards basketball, but a broken ankle and the 2016 death of his best friend—a longtime supporter of his musical endeavors—prompted Porter to resume rhyming.
• His 2018 single “Tricky” blew up on the Internet and earned him a deal with Def Jam Records.
• Porter released his debut album, Voice of the Trenches, in 2019.
HOMETOWNHarlem, New York, NY
BORNFebruary 15, 1993