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Oakland, CA is synonymous with culture, innovative and music. Signz, an Oakland born artist happens to be intrigued with culture, innately innovative and encompassed by music of all different genres. At an early age, producing, writing and rapping was like second nature to him and the signs that his dream would be a reality were as clear as a bell. He calls himself Signz and because of his journey, what a fitting name and he wouldn't have it any other way. At birth, coming into this world was a struggle and his endearing mother almost lost her son, but God had other plans. He believes that the complexity of his birth was a sign and that his purpose on this earth is plain and simple, music is life and life is music. "God's plan is the only plan and I have learned to follow His lead. "As a kid, growing up wasn't easy and we moved a lot. It seems like I lived all over the Bay, but no matter where I was, music was everywhere," says Signz. When different moves are made, different people are met and different styles of music is embraced. That type of eclectic exposure can develop an artistic aura that is quite hypnotic. "It wasn't always about performing because my first love was football, but during my junior year in high school, it hit me like a ton of bricks, I can do this and I do it well. I would see kids rapping in the hallways, making beats on lockers and competitively spittin' every word that came out of their mouth," reflects Signz. It was his performance at a high school talent show that sealed the deal. He wrote lyrics to a NAS instrumental, "Dead Presidents" and during the first couple of bars, it felt like the building was moving as the crowd stomped and shouted for more. 16 year-old Signz, realized that music was not about race, but that it was the universal language; the language that unites people and suffocates them with love, laughter and fun, as they dance from sunrise to sunset all over the world.. His passion, love and the effect music had on him and others, accelerated, and he began to write lyrics, which was therapeutic for two reasons, it allowed him to express his feelings, which took weight off his shoulders and he believes, the shoulders of others. "The most empowering thing for me as an artist is to believe that my thoughts changes the lives of people," says Signz. "I am a songwriter, producer and rapper and that sounds super dope when I say it and even doper, cause I believe it." When you do something positive, you attract the same. Introducing Tre'Tunes, (songwriter/producer/ rapper) Turf Rock Music Group, an Amour Music company (CEO Armani Sweetwyne aka "Hclass") is solid as a rock and their pulsating sound, thought provoking lyrics and addictive hooks will captivate audiences from one area of the world to another. While waiting for their explosive debut album, T.M.R.G gives you just a taste, their current single, I'm All That, which is in fact, All That!
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