Wednesday, April 10, 2013

NEW RELEASE - THIS FRIDAY


Don't forget to check out the latest release, "Turn Around" - this FRIDAY exclusively on SoundCloud! 
 Visit SoundCloud.com/T-Rogers to get your FREE DOWNLOAD.

Also - don't forget to go to IsMyShitTight.com and Like/Comment on my post. I need as many likes as possible in order to be featured on their web show.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Is My Shit Tight?


No, I'm not all about cursing...however, this music blog (http://ismyshittight.com) has featured my single, "Where We're Going" on their site to help promote the song.

Please go and show your love by liking and commenting on my song via http://ismyshittight.com/music/t-rogers-where-were-going/.

The more positive feedback and likes that I receive increase my chance to be featured on the website's web show.

So tell me, Is My Shit Tight? haha

Enjoy and let the music take you away.

T. Rogers

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Help Me Choose An Album Cover!!


How often is it that you get to be a part of choosing the cover during the album making process? Well today we are going to make this dream a reality.

For the next few weeks, I'm going to be running a poll where you can vote on your favorite cover to be used for my upcoming album, The Oracle.

Ways to vote:
- Comment below, number 1, 2, 3, or 4 with the title.
- Go on Instagram (trogersmusic) and comment on your favorite album photo there, placing your vote.

1. Tunnel Vision

2. Brick Wall

3. Dark Glow

4. White Cell

Behind the Mic - "Where We're Going"

Thanks for checking in for the 2nd edition of Behind the Mic. For those of you who are new to my blog, Behind the Mic is a post that I do periodically for each of my songs, giving you a behind the scenes story of how the song came to fruition.

Today, we're going to go on a journey to another dimension with the adrenaline pumping song "Where We're Going."

This song is about life. It touches base on the hardships and pain of trying to succeed and feeling like nothing is going right. In this song, I try to create a motivational push to hype up the listener and have them finish the song feeling like they can achieve anything.

In the beginning of this song, you will hear what seems to be a train conductor. I added this element because I wanted the listener to feel like they have sat down for a ride - almost like a short story for the mind.

Attendant:
Welcome to the YTR Dream Lounge. Today we are going to take you places that you have never heard, nor seen in your life.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride… Because after this journey, you will begin to question your life…
(Tracks on the “ride” begin clicking)


I did this to simulate the feeling of a roller coaster ticking its way to the peak of the ride so it can descend into the ride.

You will notice there's a slight pause when you head the initial hook to the song. that is to mimic the feeling you get when you stop at the very top of the roller coaster before it falls. Then with the crash of the cymbal, the song is in full speed.

So now, not to quote the attendant at the beginning of the song: Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
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Thanks for listening.

-T.Rogers

Click the album cover for your free download.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Behind The Mic - "Hold On Til' You Feel It"



"Hold On Til' You Feel It"... A song with many references to space, and universal connections... how does a Hip-Hop/Rap song like this even spawn?

When I write music I like to look at it as if I am telling a short story. I don't look at myself as a rapper who writes his music about the streets, or about the money, and fame... I like to write stories that you can escape to...

In this particular story I entered the Sci-Fi realm, entertaining the concept of their being much more to this world than just us... With so many more unexplained phenomenons on Earth, it leaves you with only one answer... intelligence from beyond our dimension! A crazy concept to fathom for some, but with all the facts how do we deny that there is more to this world than just you and I? The line "Life today is just passing by, media, music, and the FBI, all controlling what it is we do, all controlling what it is we knew..." is in reference to the many cover ups by the federal government and the influences the music and media industry has on so much of the world today. I even dabble in the unlikely event that we are able to speak and meet our intelligent dimensional friends, and what it would be like! I put in the actual audio from the moon landing to symbolize our governments reach beyond this world... with a subtle reference to "Dark Side Of The Moon".

I collaborated with ERP Studios out of Greenville, SC on this song for the lead guitar played by Eric Rogers. We wanted to create an impactful sound that TRULY hadn't been captured in the Hip-Hop/Rap world with an actual Rock & Roll sound including a solo and actual percussion while still staying true to the tune with the hip-hop vibe and flow.

I hope you enjoy this Sci-Fi journey, and let your mind escape for a few minutes while you... "Hold On Til' You Feel It"!

-T. Rogers


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Click the link below for your FREE MP3 Download:
 
"Hold On Til' Feel It" (Single) - T. Rogers

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Let The Journey Begin....The Oracle

As an artist I try to send messages through music... I like to paint pictures through lyrics, and take you places through sounds... I hope you enjoy these singles from my latest album concept, "The Oracle"...

My goal for this album is to deliver positive messages to the listener through the lyrics I have written, while still taking you away to a place that is almost space-like... I want to create an atmosphere for your mind to escape.

Enjoy...


T. Rogers

Sunday, November 4, 2012

How It All Started - The Inspiration

We have all heard the expression before... "Walk to the beat of your own drum." That's me in a nutshell. I have always been in touch with my musical side... Growing up in a family 3 generations deep in radio broadcasting. Perhaps you could call it fate I would write songs as a kid, and pretend that I was playing them on the radio when doing my pretend show.

I didn't even know who some of the "greats" were until I grew older. I only wrote off of what I heard on the radio, or TV. It wasn't until my teenage years that I really began looking further into the sounds.

As I would listen to artist after artist, I would critique their sound and their flow... Many I would try and imitate to see if I could do the same style. I always rapped over the instrumental after I felt I knew the song well enough.

Needless to say, as I progressed in style I would begin using the instrumentals as my own template to start rapping and singing over, writing my own story to hear.

As time went on, I felt I had found my own style, and flow lyrically. I then began critiquing the instrumentals and hearing opportunities in places... So like they say, if you want it done right sometimes you have to do it yourself...
And I did...

So you are probably asking yourself, what does this have to do with his album?

It has everything to do with it... It's the beginning, because everyone's story starts somewhere...

-T. Rogers