Hurricane Season Bump + Grind Stories
Tequan Daly was born in the spring of 1984 in Nashville, TN. He then became immersed into Spirituality, Education, Sports, and Music. Growing up On Haynes Park Drive was a learning experience that exposed him to the struggles, violence, joys, and pains of black people that were to soon be experienced as all people do. Having brothers much older than Tequan allowed him to have models for older thinking and appreciation for quality. "I only used to listen to my brothers' music and listened to their reasons for it being good or bad. I was too young to buy my own, so you can say I am a victim of my musical environment." The environment was filled with Run-DMC, Isley Bro's, Spice-one, UGK, Eightball & MJG, Celly-Cel, Ice Cube, NWA, and Snoop Dog, and Outkast. The mix of music was all deemed as Quality in their ability to teach a lesson, as well as rock the song. "A lost art in the music industry now." While Tequan when to church, school, spent time with family, and handled all necessary responsibilities as business at a young age always found time for music. The environment in the neighborhood motivated to his family move to a new home after a tragic occurrence to one sibling, he then resided to the Madison area and went to high school. "Football and Music were my only concerns outside of school." His music exposure expanded and now was driven by No Limit, Snoop Dog, Three-six- Mafia, Bone, Do-or-Die, Scarface, UGK, Eightball & MJG, Lil John, and Pastor Troy. "Every home game, I would sit in my car before I went into the locker room, and bang the shit outa Vicea-Versa!" Tequan then enrolled into college and found that he could be put to a test of endurance with the hustle of the music industry. Put out of home, going to school, and working short hours equaled little to know funds to live everyday. He used ingenuity and with the help of other local artists from the "ville" Sossa and All-Star put together a solo mix tape in 2003. "I did what I could afford, I paid for studio time, bought 300 CD's, burned them one by one in my room, and sold them on campus. This created a buzz for artist Big TQ come with more work. Since then a niche was found and worked on and swore that the next project would be a professional album that would be as quality as the ones he grew up listening too. In 2004 Big TQ crossed the burning sands into the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and became mentally guided into the path of perseverance and uplifting others around him. The "Hurricane" was bestowed upon him by his fraternity and storms out through his vocal style that is meant to destroy all beliefs of artists sounding the same with no versatility. Since then Tequan Has had various performances in Murfreesboro, Nashville, and Pulaski, TN. He is a hungry seasoned beast ready to be unleashed into the world of Music.