Not even 6 months after the release of his debut studio album Prison art, Chi Town Taurus has been elected into the London Music Video Festival 2020 with his number one single "On The Deck."
Four years ago, beginning his career as an Independent Artist in 2016, Taurus rapidly rose through the ranks on the Reverbnation social media platform, most famously taking the Number One spot in Chicago and Regional Rap charts and as high as Top 2 in National and Global rankings with his Evooize De Medici collection.
In early 2019, Taurus launched his self titled brand based on the fan mania surrounding his personal life as listeners discovered his bars and creativity mirrored his American Me and Carlito's Way life story that very few artists have actually lived.
Taurus’ latest music project is Prison Art, a global smash hit and 15-song LP produced by Godxilla from the Great Lakes Triangle movement.
The artist mentions that while he was in the Federal Penitentiary he had access to some of Charlie Baltimore’s and K-Solo’s people from the East Coast and some of Dr. Dre’s people as well as Snoop and Warren G’s people from the West Coast.
When asked what was his biggest influence in music Taurus explained that in Prison you witness a lot of broken dreams along side the misery of seeing other people suffer from the paths their lives have taken. “I met Pluria Rice from Las Vegas who Ice Cube had dealt with after breaking away from NWA and people like Clark E from Minneapolis who was a promoter that had experience in dealing with Brandy and Usher during their early stardom. That gave me a lot of perspective to match whatever gifts and talents I bring to the table.”
It’s not an everyday occurrence to meet Chop Sticks Taylor the nephew of famed Queen of Blues and American singer KoKo Taylor or Styles McGhee an associate of Alexander O’Neil, Stokley and Mint Condition or friends of Chico Debarge, but Taurus met them and others and treated them all as mentors and teachers of what to do and most importantly what not to do in the Music Industry.
I think of music more on a Simon Cowell level where it’s “far and away the most complicated project I’ve ever been involved with,” but also “the most exciting, heart-warming and positive thing I’ve ever done.”
The Taurus brand is an entertainment platform where everybody in the world can come along, transcending the normal rules of pop and youth culture. A phenomenon that’s relevant to kids around the world in different ways and creates so many pivotal points of connection and interaction. “I aspire to have a much more extraordinary creative output. My aim is for my brand to be as big as Facebook and Twitter or Instagram, YouTube, Amazon and other giants like SnapChat, Pandora and Spotify.”