They say that music is one of the truest art forms. Some of the best artists treat music as an outlet to their deepest emotions. While music has helped many find an escape in trying times, it is real pain that inspires musicians to bring forth their best works of art. Such is the story of 24-year-old rapper Jeffrey Almanzar known as TK Bands.
Born into extreme poverty, TK Bands never let his circumstances define him. Raised in a tough neighborhood in Brooklyn, TK Bands and his mother were left to fend for themselves when he was just a child. He had no choice but to buck up and start providing for his family at a young age. He dropped out of school at 15 years and started selling whatever he could get his hands on. He even got a job at a pizzeria for washing dishes but couldn’t last there even for a week. Realizing that a 9-5 job was not his gig, he decided to find an alternate way of survival.
Through all the adversities, TK Bands always found solace in music. He tried to express his trials and tribulations through his rap, giving many others like him hope and strength to keep moving ahead in life. Speaking of how he got into the rap scene TK Bands said, “It all started the moment I picked up a pen and wrote down my frustrations instead of bursting out with anger. I noticed myself writing long pages of my feelings, which turned into poems and then into songs.”
“Shortly after going to the studio and recording my songs, I let a couple of my friends listen to them and they liked them. They told me to look for venues to perform and they believed I had what it takes to make it big. A couple years down the road I found myself getting popular, people asking to take my pictures and autograph. That’s when I knew I should never stop making music,” he added.
TK Bands has been performing for five years now and has worked with renowned artists like Shelow Shaq, Don Q, Jay Critch and more. His latest release, Never Heard Of featuring Uncle Murda is his most stirring and popular number so far. The energetic track tells the story of his rise from the ashes and the trials that came with growing up in a tough neighborhood.
With meaningful lyrics and dope beats, TK Bands is making waves in the rap scene. But even though he’s accomplished a lot so far and is going at his dreams in full force, he still thinks that it’s not enough. That’s where his catchphrase ‘not enough bands’ comes from. His drive and hunger to achieve more will take him places in the Hip Hop industry.
In a world full of people who are victims of unfortunate circumstances, TK Bands is a beacon of hope for those who choose to never give up regardless of their conditions. With his music, TK Bands continues to inspire millions of people across the globe and push them to be the masters of their own destiny.