Tummy Tee of G.Y.M. reveals near death experience and making music with his team
“I bring the beat out, the beat don’t bring me out! I can start rapping and make the world’s toughest man move.” -Tummy Tee
Hi! my name is Ajalon Robinson but to my viewers or listeners I go by the name TummyTee. I’m 27 years old. I was born in Colorado Springs Colorado, but raised majority of my life in Killeen, TX.
What was the inspiration behind your stage name?
I got the name ‘Tumtum’ from a family member when I was younger from a movie I used to watch called ‘3 Ninjas’. It was probably because of my size and eating habits lol. Also, my real name is hard for most to pronounce. As I got older and started rapping more and making an impact in my neighborhood with my talent it just really stuck to me.
What project are you working on now?
I just dropped my second mixtape ‘Jumpstory 2’ on datpiff.com. If you haven’t got it get you one now! But I’m in the lab about to wake the city back up with my next tape called ‘GREENCITY’ hosted by V. O. M designer Scotty Lee. Y’all make sure to stay tuned for that one!
What struggles have you had to overcome in your career?
Losing my best friend in a car crash was a big one. But losing hearing in my left ear was the worst. In 2012 I was shot in the head an placed ICU for 2 weeks. I lost my hearing and some nerves on my left side. I woke up to lots of love and at that moment it hit me. I felt I had to choose between these streets or rap; I chose rapping! I really just got over it by thanking God for still blessing me to see better days and being able to live to tell this story I have called life on these beats to y’all.
How would you describe your music for someone who has never heard it before?
Like a documentary with a dope beat behind it.
What was your favorite song growing up?
Southside by Lil’ Keke
What advice do you have for aspiring artists?
Go for what you believe in and never give up!
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