Unsigned Hype: Twenty-Two – Save The Rain EP
Hip hop artist Twenty-Two releases his new EP, Save The Rain. The EP is available on all platforms here.
Originally coming from Decatur, IL. Growing up music was always something that I loved to do. Whether it was the choir at church or even at school. I always gravitated toward the sound. Loved it so much that I even decided I was going to play the drums. But that was short-lived because I knew I wanted to do more than just that. I wanted to make my own music.
So I decided to go as “Twenty-Two”. A childhood name that the locals called me as I was coming up. And next thing you know it my brother Kalen and I was consistently making songs. Starting off we came out remixing the top songs of the time. Even making our own originals. Everything was going well. It seemed like everyone in town was listening to our music. Time passed and with that, my mother made a decision that changed our lives. We moved to St. Louis and with me being young and a freshman. I thought it was the end of the world. It honestly was a hard transition for me. I didn’t pick up the pen again until 2014. In 2015, I graduated highschool and started going to college at Lewis and Clark. Where I took classes on engineering to further my understanding of sound and audio. The end of 2016 was a hard year for me. My older brother Kalen passed away. At that moment in time, I was broken didn’t really know what to do. So I just grabbed my laptop, found myself a program, and started recording myself. That’s when I made “Die Young #RIPKT” (Link: https://youtu.be/tes0NaEZdhk ). This song did numbers on YouTube and gave me a Lil’ buzz around campus, in STL, and back at home in Decatur.
After that, I decided that music was for sure what I wanted to do. During this time I was also working in Edwardsville at the old bull and bear. And occasionally on Wednesdays for college night my boss would allow me to perform. This boosted my confidence, so I got out and started doing open mics and different shows all over STL. By the end of 2017, I had probably performed over 10 times. Really felt like I arrived on the local music scene promoting myself in the best ways possible. Around that time I even opened up for local artist Mai Lee who’s the song “Low Key” was going crazy all around stl around the time. Started feeling like I was really putting the work in but I needed a team so me and my brothers MDT Almighty J and Dra9oon came together.
After that, we stood together as “TAC” aka The Almighty Colony. Together we ended up signing a publishing and marketing contract through Bentley Records. Later on that year we qualified and went to LA to perform with TeamBackPack