Music has become a vessel for creative self-expression. Each day brings more people who are passionate about making music and writing songs that capture their thoughts and feelings and then sharing those songs with the rest of the world. Although everyone has unique experiences, music has a way of connecting people and making them feel seen. Connecticut rapper and songwriter T$WIM has shared his incredible skills and positive energy through his music.
Hailing from Connecticut, T$WIM is the son of NFL legend Rahshon Spikes. Seeing his father’s incredible skill, sportsmanship, and dedication inspired this up-and-coming rapper to similarly find his passion and succeed in it as well.
He shared, “My father has and always will be my number one inspiration. He taught me many great things, and I am putting them all to good use with my music.”
Music can be a cutthroat industry, but that has never stopped T$WIM from pursuing his passion and achieving his goals. Taking cues from his father’s determination and drive, this rapper pushed himself and committed to his craft.
The artist explained, “I started my career because music motivated me to bring a unique sound to the crowd.”
Inspired by a mix of new and old musical styles, he is unafraid to experiment and proud of his unique take on rap music. “I am inspired by artists like Jay-Z, Biggie, NAs, Drake and Meek Mill,” T$WIM said. “But as for my songs, I mix my own sound the way I was inspired to create it. So my songs feel like me, and I am proud of every track I have released.”
Last year, T$WIM released his debut single “Let Me Know,” and it achieved over 100,000 streams on Spotify during its first month. Following his first single’s success, this rapper soon released his second track, “BOMBAY,” which cemented his standing as a musician to look out for in the industry. In his next song, “Tango,” fans hear the artist taking inspiration from the work of his idols, but with his distinct voice and style added into the mix.
Following the warm reception and success of his previous songs, T$WIM has worked harder than ever this year and has recently released more music. In a series of posts on his Instagram account, the rapper shared updates on his projects to his thousands of followers. His supporters who have been eagerly anticipating new music have not been disappointed with his latest releases.
In September, T$WIM dropped the single “Plays.” He soon followed it up with the songs “Molly” and “Persistent.” The artist has also released music videos for his two latest tracks, both done in collaboration with digital creator EvianJohn. His fans love these newest tracks, which have resulted in a growth of his fanbase.
T$WIM plans to keep moving forward in the music industry. He said, “I met Shawn Cotton during my first month making music, and that encounter really motivated me as an artist to keep working on music. I also plan to release two mixtapes before the year ends, so everyone should watch out for that.” This multi-talented musician has been working hard from day 1, and his dedication is sure to help him rise as a hip-hop sensation.