Baton Rouge rapper TEC returns with new single “Dummy Way” featured on his latest mixtape 800 Degrees – available now on all streaming platforms here. 800 Degrees includes 12 brand new tracks and collaborations with Huncho Yolo and RayBandz. The self-proclaimed poetic activist will release more music via his Spider Nation imprint in partnership with Asylum Records later this year.
Within deft rhymes and hypnotic melodies, TEC shows the toughest corners of street life and its consequences in order to seek wisdom and redemption rather than just flossing. “It’s not just rapping; I want to be a poetic activist,” he explains. “I love so much hip-hop, but the majority of artists are talking about cars, women, and a lot of the same subjects over and over again. I step out of that. I’m saying, ‘Yeah, I used to keep a gun. There’s consequences though, and they could’ve totaled my life’. I give you both sides of those stories and situations. There’s more to the world. If you’re woke and watching, I try to rhyme like a poet for the people.”