TaRell TymeS, born August 20, 1995 grew up in Prince George’s County Maryland with his mother Tracey and sister China. He attended Charles Herbert Flowers High School until he moved to Hampton, VA where he graduated from Hampton High in 2013. His passion for music began in 7th grade when his mom would play the cd “No Way Out” by Puff Daddy and the Family. From then, TaRell TymeS, (Terrell Gilreath, Jr.) would sit in his room with a black and white journal and a pencil writing lyrics.
When asked how his style differs from other rappers today, TaRell TymeS says he has a smooth vibe and just wants to write music that people can chill to. He was influenced by rappers from the 90’s such as A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, The Pharcyde, and AZ. His goal is to bring back the smoother side of Hip Hop. His first song/video was “Long Live the Music” which he wrote at the age of 16. Soon the video had received over 4,000 hits on YouTube in a week and TaRell TymeS had gained another level of determination. Shortly after, “MD” was released and received over 20,000 hits followed by “Long Live the Music 2” with over 7,000 hits.
In the future, he says he would like the opportunity to work with artists such as Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and Kid Cudi. “Music is my life and I just want to rap and show the world my creativity”. He is currently working to put new projects together.