If you haven’t yet heard of R&B’s latest artist, make sure you get to know Louisville’s Bryson Tiller. His single, “Don’t”, has been making a whole lot of noise since its release late last year, gaining the attention of heavy pushers Timbaland and Drake. Since the single, Tiller signed with RCA and dropped his debut album, T R A P S O U L, reaching the number 12 slot on the Billboard 200. This deal wasn’t uncontended.
On the latest episode of Red Light Special, Bryson talked with journalist Rob Markman about turning down the offer to join the OVO team. He states that Drake and producer 40 approached him with an offer to sign with the Toronto-based label. However the young singer opted out of the deal and chose to sign with major label RCA where he believes he’ll be able to build his own brand for his sound outside of Drake’s shadow.
Tiller still considers Drake a ‘big brother’ and commented that the OVO King is “the only person I care whether they like my music.”
Check out Bryson’s breakthrough single below as well as the complete Red Light Special R&B Podcast interview below:
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