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Tehondi Music

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About Me (Short & Long Version)

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Two Sentence Bio:

Tehondi is a positive hip hop artist from Chicago whose style focuses on a combination of spitting thought-provoking, self-empowering lyrics over a dope catchy beat.

Short Version: 

Tehondi (Teh-hon-dee) is a true poet and independent Hip-Hop artist based out of Chicago. His style consist of mixing hard hitting beats and ear catching hooks with powerful motivational lyrics to create truly uplifting hip-hop music. Being 3 years since his 1st album release, Tehondi has finally announced that his sophomore album "Hiatus Days Over" will be released April, 2018. An album he best describes as his journey of building a winner mentality & the struggles he faces trying to dominate the world. “It’s do or die” according to the performer. His 1st single ‘Pay the Price’ was released February 9th 2018 to great reception. It stands as representation of the struggle Tehondi is going through to make his dreams become reality.

Long Version:

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Terrence Dillon, or as he is known in the industry, Tehondi (Teh-hon-dee), is a true poet and independent Hip-Hop artist based out of Chicago. Growing up in a rough neighborhood, Tehondi’s life was a constant barrage of combating bullies, escaping the gang-violence which poisoned the streets, and lamenting his poverty stricken community. The negativity and hatred he experienced every day sparked a dream within him. Tehondi wanted to find a way to build a social movement. He began to walk a new path and seek a better understanding of human nature and connectivity. He knew that one could not wait for a hero to save the day, he had to be the one to bring about the change he wanted to see.

So Tehondi turned to poetry to express his thoughts. It became his outlet, his tool, and his weapon. He competed twice in Chicago’s largest poetry competition “Louder Than A Bomb” and received rave feedback. After high school Tehondi turned to music to help enforce his art. Much like his poetry, his music was driven by the sorrow he felt and his desire to escape the violent world around him. But that negative desire grew into a beacon of hope. Tehondi decided to turn his pain into something positive; something that could help make the world a better place. His goal was to make music that let the people who feel unwanted and discarded know that they aren't alone. His movement’s main message it to encourage people to take action in their lives and not just be a victim of their circumstances.

In 2014 he released his debut album “Become The Savior”, an album focused on providing positive messages and abstract thoughts utilizing hard-hitting trap style beats. Notable tracks from the album include “Find A Reason”, “Won”, and “Die A King Not A Savage”. On July 7th, 2015 he released his single “Pain (I Wanna Live)”. Exactly 2 years later he released his latest single "Acquitted (No Justice)"; a song expressing his discomfort and conflictions with the police and justice system.

Tehondi is creating a solid musical catalog that mixes hard hitting beats and ear catching hooks, with his fast flowing and motivational lyrics to create truly uplifting hip-hop music. Being 3 years since his 1st album release, Tehondi has finally announced that his sophomore album "Hiatus Days Over" will be released April, 2018. An album he best describes as his journey of building a winner mentality & the struggles he faces trying to dominate the world. “It’s do or die” according to the performer. His 1st single ‘Pay the Price’ was released February 9th 2018 to great reception. It stands as representation of the struggle Tehondi is going through to make his dreams become reality.

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2/18/2018 Press Release: 'Pay the Price' Single Release

[ Press Release ] - [ Tehondi One Sheet ] - [ Pay the Price MP3 ] - [Cover Art] [Email PDF}

[Download Cover Art Animation Video Clip (1 minute)]

Tehondi - Pay the Price

Prod. by Swish Beatz // Cover art by Shaman D

| 2/9/18 | Clean | Length: 2:53 | Full song description |

UPC: 191061227908 //  ISRC: uscgh1877406


April 7th, 2018 Press Release: 2nd Single "Call You Later"

[ Press Release ] - [ One Sheet ] - [ Mp3 | Explicit | Clean ] - [Cover Art] [Email PDF}

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[Download Music Video Clip (1 minute) (Not available until 4/10/2018]

This is a private link to the song! It will not be released publicly until April 7th 2018. (Do not share)

This is a private link to the song! It will not be released publicly until April 7th 2018. (Do not share)

Tehondi - Call You Later

Prod. by 9DSVN // Cover art/animation by Shaman D

| 4/7/18 | Explicit | Length: 3:41 | Full song description |

UPC: 888295737593 //  ISRC: uscgj1835009


Notable Media Mentions

This year alone, Tehondi has received press on RhymeHipHop, OK-Tho, Imagela Powers, The Music Butcher and Urban Vault UK

“This new song displays Tehondi’s skills on the mic. In all aspects of the track Tehondi has a great presence; his bars, his chorus, and his energy all are very impressive. The track is all about his grind and how badly he wants to be successful. He questions the listener if they are willing to pay the price to become successful like he has. If anything, you have to respect the hustle of this young artist. This latest track is a great listen and we are very excited to see what else Tehondi has in store for us next.” (RhymeHipHop in reference to Pay the Price single: http://rhymehiphop.com/tehondi-pay-price-stream/ )

" His verses tell his own stories of struggle and determination that has brought him to where he is today. This is a classic head-bobbing hip-hop track that can play in the streets, and also has deeper intellectual meaning." (The Music Butcher in reference to Pay the Price single: https://themusicbutcher.com/2018/03/07/tehondi-pay-the-price/)


Notable Lyric Quotes By Tehondi

- "Sometimes in life, you can’t just sit around and wait for a hero. Eventually you’ll have to rise up… and become the savior." (Become The Savior)

- "I just want to see a future that i would want my kids to be in" (Become The Savior)

- "I speak peace why hate on me?" (Won)

- "I know I’m not insane yawl just afraid to take the challenge of questioning everything you’ve been told/sold." (Hokage)

- "I realized one day, that true strength comes from the actions and the words you say." (Tryna Do Right)

- "They tryna tell me where I can go, but they can’t wear my shoes though. I refuse to be like you that’s why I paved my own road." (Find A Reason)

- "Be the one to change the world even if it’s just you." (Just You)

- "One can change the world for a million who do nothing." (Just You)

- "Tryna start a chain reaction. Fuck a reaction just take action. // Cause if you choose to do nothing, then nothing will ever happen." (Just You)

- "I’m building my future. Uh. Thinking like Martin Luther. Yea. But when you tryna save the world, somebodies gonna shoot ya." [Pain (I Wanna Live)]

- "Where the good cops at? Are you good? Tell the truth. // If you ain’t speaking out against the bad then you are bad too." [Acquitted (No Justice)]

"I got student loans lowkey though they not for college yo // Took some bands out for the album so, yea I’m worst then broke but I feel like the goat"{Pay the Price}