Philadelphia, PA rapper T$AN is looking to launch himself into the mainstream in 2022 after having proved himself with a prolific run through the underground scene over the past year or two since his Farewell EP introduced us to the charismatic young artist. His debut captivated many in the Philly area and beyond as many people quickly compared his sound and energy to Lil Uzi Vert’s, which is quite the rare comparison as many would be hesitant to throw a young artist such high praise, but in the case of T$AN these high marks always felt deserved.
After taking a brief hiatus of dropping music through the pandemic, T$AN is back in full force after having taken time off to fully master his sound and incorporate new sonic wrinkles and types of production into his repertoire, most recently with his new visual for “WASTED” that serves to kick off an upcoming run of visuals into his forthcoming EP Till The Death of Me which is set to release later this spring. “Wasted” was brought to life by CASEUNO Films whose direction matches the energy of the song perfectly, showing T$AN as the life of the party, creating scenes that show the events leading up to T$AN personifying the track’s title. The duo of CactusGotti and TCHNBeats handled the fast-paced, futuristic production that sets the ideal backdrop for T$AN create a warped atmosphere of chaos and euphoria.
While hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, T$AN has also been heavily influenced by Atlanta music and culture, as he came to the city nearly five years ago for his basketball career but his artistic interests quickly overshadowed his athletic goals. After parting ways with Columbia Records, T$AN’s upcoming string of releases is the beginning of his first independent run since first bursting onto the scene’s radar and with the new maturity that he has gained he stands ready to navigate the underground with poise and clarity. “WASTED” is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to T$AN’s boundless talent and versatility and I cannot wait until we hear the full scope of what he has been building with his upcoming spring project Till The Death of Me.