A lot of aspiring artists have the talent and desire to create music that people can relate to, but there are those whose innate passion for the art form is truly exemplary. Mostly, those who make it in the music industry started honing their gifts at a young age as their external influences became more pronounced. For gifted up-and-coming music artist Gray “T.M.” Fuss, his music influence started from his parents.
T.M.’s parents owned radio stations as far as he can remember, and his childhood, as he recalls, has always been immersed in music and everything related to it. When he was 14 years old, he started putting on punk and grunge shows in his mother’s garage. He did not start his music career right away, however, as he decided to serve in the military first. After completing his service, T.M. moved to Las Vegas, where he hosted punk, metalcore, screamo, and hardcore shows while managing a few bands at the same time.
One of the bands he was handling called So Long Solitude was eventually signed by Walks Flakkas Label under Brick Squad Records. So Long Solitude was able to release four songs under T.M.’s management. T.M. eventually diversified to doing house music, Dubstep, and bass music events where he collaborated with other well-known D.J.s in the industry to host Dub Church. Dub Church was the longest-running weekly basis music party in Vegas for quite some time.
After a lengthy break, Gray “T.M.” Fuss finally decided it was time to release his first single, “#YoungRichandSexy.” The single reached number 2 on the Beatport HipHop Top 100 Charts, an electronic online store under the LiveStyle umbrella that also has branches in Denver and Berlin. It mostly offers full songs and other resources to D.J.s who are looking for good materials they can use for their remixes. Beatport may not be as popular as iTunes and the Billboard Charts, but it is a respectable platform for those who are into rap and hip-hop.
Produced by T.M. ‘s close friend, Kyle “BG3nius” Cunningham, “#YoungRichandSexy” gathered 83,000 streams on Spotify alone and 7,000 views on YouTube. It is also a regular favorite on 97.9 The Beat FM in Greenville, Mississippi. Aside from producing his own singles, he also created “Work” with his protégé, Yung Salvo. They are presently working on another single called “Icy.”
“I’m hoping this constant consistency will finally help me draw the attention of my peers and other major artists, which hopefully leads to more major collaborations. So far, I’ve been self-releasing everything on my own imprint called Loose Cannon Records,” T.M. reveals.
T.M. is currently working on another song with a major artist that he has yet to reveal. The single will be available in the middle of September and is believed to be his biggest release to date. Judging from how his other songs fared in various streaming platforms, he is confident that his upcoming single will break the charts once released.
As the “next big thing” in the music industry, T.M. dreams of one day receiving a Grammy Award and be recognized by the Billboard Charts as well. He is challenging himself to create new songs that will consistently make it to the Billboard Top 100 and iTunes Top 100 lists. Knowing that he still has a lot of creativity in mind that he wants to share with the world, he aspires to one day start earning an eight-figure annual income.
Follow Gray “T.M.” Fuss on Spotify to learn more about his music.