Tyler Jamal, better known as Tyla Yaweh, is one of the hottest artists coming up right now. Having to sleep in studios due to unforeseen circumstances to eventually having the means to support himself, Tyla found music to be a literal life saver. One of his most notable accolades is signing to Post Malone and Dre London. He also has signed a deal with Epic Records in early 2019.
To start his journey he linked with the creators of Rolling Loud, who after deciding he was a special talent took on the unofficial role of management and everything took off from there. Recording with Birdman at Hit Factory and being on tour with Caskey are just some of the many accomplishments Tyla has achieved along his way. One of the moments he cherishes the most is being in the studio with A$AP Ferg and French Montana where they embraced him after he spit a freestyle. Tyla pointed to Eli Gold among many other people as people who have helped him very much along the way. His inspirations vary in genre which is what I think makes him a unique artist. He doesn’t sound like anyone and no one really sounds like him. He found a light at the end of the tunnel with music and he never looked back since. He looks to get into producing and one day hopes to produce his own project. Tyla currently lives in LA and has hits with various big name artists in the game today. Many people would describe him as a rockstar and he wholeheartedly accepts that title, also stating that a feature in Rolling Stone would solidify that for him.
Tyla Yaweh is a unique name and when asked where it originated, he explained that Yaweh means ‘God’ or ‘to breathe new life’.
“I want my music to be a breath of fresh air when people hear it, I want them to feel things they’ve never felt before. I want to be unique and I also feel like I can breathe life into the music game, I think they’re ready for me.”
Ethan: How was living in Florida, do you remember it at all?
Tyla: Hell yeah! A whole lot happened there. I was in a group that I dropped out of. When I was younger I got kicked out so I had to sleep in studios and my friend would actually let me chill at his house and make music but when he left I would have to just go somewhere for a little. It was rough but it makes me who I am I don’t think I would change that. Those hard times are when I turned to music the most.
Some people would describe you as a rockstar, what would you say to that?
Yeah I definitely would go with that. My music is different you can’t really put in in a category but if I could I would go with that. I like that.
How did you link with Post and eventually sign to him?
I watched his come up like legit in front of my eyes, I opened for him when ‘White Iverson’ was at five thousand plays, to see him where he is now is a blessing as a close friend watching this and it’s also motivation for me. He made something that the whole world was able to vibe to. That’s what I’m looking to do.
As far as signing to him it was all organic, we really came up together. Like we’re the same age, so me and him were really close before all this. We got some tracks in the works too, be on the lookout for that.
What’s your favorite song by you?
I like all my songs but I would say go back to my oldest tracks, that’s me in my most pure element. There’s videos on YouTube with my very first tapes I would want people to listen to those tracks.
What do you want new listeners to know about you?
I’m a hard worker and I make great music. I came up from nothing, now I’m looking to be one of the best artists in the music business.
Where did you get your name from?
Yaweh means God and to breathe new life, I want my music to be a breathe of new life in music. When people hear my music I want it to be different & more unique than anything music they have ever heard.
I have a lot planned I’m going on tour with Young Pinch, I’m performing at Posty Fest and I’m also performing with Post Malone on New Years at the Barclays in Brooklyn. I just dropped my single ‘She Bad’ produced by Bizness Boi and I also just dropped the video to my track “Goals” featuring Preme. I’ve been working hard, I can’t wait for the fans to see what I’ve been working on.
Tyla dropped his first project “Heart Full of Rage” earlier this year and also toured with Post Malone. He made a guest performance at Posty Fest and also accompanied Post for a New Years show. You can check out his latest video for “Goals” ft Preme and check out his newest single “She Bad” which dropped earlier this year.