Artis “TPT” Edwards, (Trials, Pain, Tribulation), is an Austin, Texas, born and raised Hip-hop music artist. At the young age of 12 he realized that Hip-hop was the field he wanted to go into. He idolized Hip Hop legends such as Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas, and Biggie Smalls. He started keeping it simple; recording on a basic Sony tape recorder with a few friends from his neighborhood, TPT realized his natural gift for rapping. Upon his discovery, he shifted gears and began exploring the music business on a more serious note. Not long after TPT decided he wanted to learn more, so he then enrolled in the Music Technology Recording Arts program at Foothill Community College. TPT gained a lot of inspiration in his Songwriters’ workshop course taught by Veteran songwriter Jim Bruno. As well as he learned about music production in his “Producing in a Home Studio taught by Bruce Tambling. TPT is actually still in school now learning everything about music from History to composing, even taking an interest in Mozart and Beethoven.
TPT currently records at Spitshine Studios with Russ Pickman of Austin, Texas, Christopher Loke at LitUpAv studios in Garfield, Texas and is currently in the development of his own studio in Bastrop, Texas. He has performed at multiple venues including Spinner’s Live, Ponderosa, and Austin Lounge. In 2014 He open for Rap super star Trina and also open for Juvenile in 2012 (links below).
TPT has recorder over 40 full-length unreleased albums averaging about 12-22 songs each. They range from his Real Music series to his multiple mix tapes he has done in collaboration of a lot of local and international music artist, DJ’s and engineers. He recently released his music video “Last Caesar” which takes place in the desert depicting TPT as a soldier lost. This video was recorder by Hip-hop artist and videographer Jay Mackall and has earned multiple nomination and awards including #3 on the Magic Music Video show in 2015 and the 2016 Coast to Cost video competition. This song is the hit single of his new album Real Music Vol. 4: Last Caesar which is gaining much promotion and energy from radio stations and TPT’s social media fan base. Just in 2016 TPT has been promoting 2 hot new singles including “Shout Out” feat Meet Sims as well as a heartfelt single “War” which touches on a lot of the issues we are currently facing in our economy.
TPT is in the progress of many projects worldwide. He’s working with a California “Black Lives Matter” campaign in which he has written and recorded one of the headlining songs for the festival as well as his single will be featured and the top song o an upcoming Atlanta recorder movie. Speaking of Movies, TPT has been in a variety of TV shows including ABC’s The Lying Game, American Crimes written and produced by John Ridley, most known for his movie 12 years a Slave. He also did some extra work in Friday Night Lights and is the spokes model for both Complete Culture of Austin, Texas and Mary Jane Vodka in Canada. As you can tell, TPT, does not hold back when it comes to being active in the industry on all levels from recording to acting and modeling.
TPT plans to continue his progress upward in the industry. He’s already begun working on his next group of albums and mixtapes including a new release entitled “Ghost” in which he worked with a wide range of Austin, Texas artist. He wants to work with the community hoping to help others go after their dreams and become the people they always wanted to be. He’s working on his clothing line call FIT by TPT which is making in order to provide stylish clothing at a low cost so that anyone can afford it. He is the change the Hip-hop community so desperately needs so continue to watch him as he pushes forward and achieves all the he should.