Irish rapper TJ Maestro delivers slick, thought-provoking rhymes over hypnotic trap and hip-hop beats, finding the balance in order to get his message across effectively to the listener. Inspired by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Brockhampton and Eminem, he shows an undeniable ability to switch flows seamlessly on tracks, perfectly matching the instrumental with bars full of energy and passion.
He began making music at 13, writing rhymes in his notepad to the many classic rap instrumentals he obsessed over. After silently working on his craft for some time, he released his first demos on SoundCloud as Tonik in 2017. In summer 2018, he released his first collection of songs titled “Process” under the moniker T UGNA. Although there was an initial lack of sonic quality, he showed significant potential to write catchy songs and killer bars. In 2019, singles “Heart Stone” and “Star” showed further songwriting and flow progression. Following this, he took a step back from releasing songs to reflect and continue his overall growth as an artist. In March 2020, he returned with his last single as T UGNA with “2020 Vision” to high acclaim from fans.
In July 2020, he released “Right Now”, his first single as TJ Maestro, receiving considerable praise for its rapid-fire flows and playful bars.
It is without doubt that TJ Maestro is gradually becoming one of the most exciting artists in the rapid-growing Irish hip-hop scene and is set to have a very promising future in music.