Historically, the music that came out of Houston all had the same identity. It was considered to be either slow ride music or chopped and screwed music. But with the emergence of new diverse artists coming out of Clutch City, there is no longer a category for Houston music.
Vert Lymon, who lives in Houston by away of St.Louis, demonstrates that on his latest 8-track mixtape Lymon Got hits. He has an up tempo style of music that gets people going. He can gives us an up beat style of music, he can be a metaphorical lyricist, and he can tell you about his hassles in life.
Track 4 on the tape, “Job” is probably the one that’ll grab your attention because he’s rapping about something similar in the Hip-Hop world, smoking weed. But if you listen to all the tracks, you’ll realize he really has talent.
Track 6, The Weekend is also a good song. It’s like a cool turn up song.
“I feel like my style is real versatile across the board,” said Lymon. “It’s catchy good music. You’ll definitely remember my music.”
Also, similar to J.Cole, he shares the common broke college kid struggle through out his music. Coming from St. Louis, MO, T.J Mills, also known as Vert Lymons graduated from Vanderbilt’s sociology program. He then went back to the Show Me State to attend Missouri for law school. There he was given a reality check about his future that eventually propelled his music career.
“The day I took rap serious vividly,” said Lymon. “It was a presentation welcoming us to law school and the professor gave us the hard truth. He said half of y’all won’t get a job when y’all graduate.”
Immediately after that, Lymon pursed his rap career. That weekend he and friends went into their home made studio and began recording.
While in law school, Lymon record a mixtape and graduate from Missouri’s law school. In hopes of gaining exposure from a huge market, he his TDMG family moved to Houston.
“We’re trying to attack the market here because Houston is the fourth biggest city in the U.S.A, there’s a ton of people who wants to here new music,” said Lymon. “You get heard here and you’ll have a fan base that can carry you forever.”
Right now, Lymon has a project coming out titled Lymon Got Hitz and there you’ll find his well rounded style. Previously when he released his music, he and a D.J to host them. His first mixtape, The Prerequisite was hosted by D.J Holiday, and his first mixtape, which was self titled, was hosted by hosted by D.J Hood Rich Keem.
This time the he isn’t having a D.J. host his mixtape. His philosophy is rather than spending money on D.J hostings, he rather invest in to his movement.
“I wanna use the money to do more investing and networking because a hot D.J can you only take you so far,” said Lymon.
Right now Lymon and his TDMG group are hitting the streets networking with different local D.Js and gaining their buzz that way. In no time, the city of Houston will realize that Lymon Got Hitz.