T.J. Freeq is an enigmatic artist who started taking a liking to rapping at the age of 10, when he wrote his first verse. Throughout his time pursuing the art of hip-hop, he's made a name for himself by having a sound that "does not match his image" (according to many onlookers).
He was influenced heavily by the "Crunk" hip-hop movement of the early 2000's and by the melodic, and often choppy/double-time, styles of Nelly, T-Pain, Outkast, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. He also enjoys bringing elements of rock and country into his music through his harmonies as well as his beat choices.
His signature face-paint is a carry-over from his first love: Professional Wrestling, taking a liking to performers such as Jeff Hardy and Sting. He used to paint his face during his time as a backyard wrestler emulating what he saw on TV, and after he decided the music was more his calling, he left the backyard chair-shots behind but brought the paint with him.
He has two EPs out (released on iTunes, Spotify, and other major platforms): FREEQ SHOW and The Freeqs Come Out At Night, both of which are executively produced by his twin brother Shamu of DrumDummie, and the latter of which features vocals from one of his biggest influences, Layzie Bone.