Local Hip-Hop/R&B radio station WHRK K97FM recently presented its sixth annual “Next Big Thing" competition, which brought forth several hundred submissions from talented artists all over the city.
When the smoke cleared, up-and-coming spitter Tyke T came out victorious. A charismatic and witty rhymer, he originally hails from Smyrna, a small town in Middle Tennessee. He migrated to Memphis in 2011 and since relocating has taken advantage of the city's musical resources to catapult his career to the next level.
In 2013, Tyke T released his debut EP, The OverLooked, on his Driven By Music imprint. And as winner of the sixth annual "Next Big Thing" competition, he has the opportunity to drop a new project that will be hosted and promoted by K97.
I had the chance to sit down with Tyke T along with K97’s Big Sue and Devin Steel to talk about this year's "Next Big Thing" competition. During the interview, the two radio personalities share the history of the contest and what they think separates Tyke T from other artists. Tyke T reveals what people can expect from the re-release of his The OverLooked EP, which will feature additional songs, and spits a verse. Check out the interview below.