Raise the Bar
Terry S. What does the 'S.' stand for? Well quite simply it's ambiguous, meaning many meanings. It began with being the first initial in my middle name, Steven. Next, it went on to mean Student when I began my trek through all the years of schooling. Then to Soldier when I started with military boarding school at 14 and then to the United States Army Infantry at 19. In combination with those reasons and the fact that I am a Star and sometimes a Schizophrenic, but always a Scorpio and always Sexual. The S. will never end. I began rapping aloud at age 12 after the influence of Bone Thugs and Harmony, but I had always written since as far back as age 5. I think my first live show was at age 6 when I wrote a poem for my grandfathers funeral and read it at the funeral to the family. As I was reading I began to notice people crying hysterically. I remember thinking, wow, I made this emotion come out? Hence the saying, I provoke more emotions than a therapist. From then on it was a wrap for writing, rhyming, performing, and perfecting. Guys at military school used to pay me to interview them about their relationship with their girlfriends and then write a personalized poem to their girlfriend. I used to also hold spoken word sessions in my quarters to like 9 or 10 teenage guys who were feeling what i had to say even back then. Years passed and I decided after being homeless, long story, but f*** it, why not be homeless in Los Angeles, CA. I mean shit it's warmer than DC, and I wanted to try to get my entertainment industry thing going so it seemed right. So with a 1000 dollars I boarded a plane for CA but stopped in vegas for the adult porn convention. Wild! Then I got a ride from Vegas to Venice Beach where I stayed for a while before moving to Marina Del Ray and then finally to West Hollywood off Sunset. I waited tables in Beverly Hills and there I met Little Richard. I am sure now that he is gay. He tried to hit on me in the restaurant, but then he asked me what I was doing in Los Angeles. I told I came to be famous and make music. He said, 'I don't know you but I know your going to make it.' Who knows maybe he just wanted my ya know. A week later I was signed to an indie label named Royal Records. Well I didn't get famous that fast but I learned and grew. Things didn't work out in CA so I came back to DC and went in the Army. I spent 5 years in and now I have just recently gotten out to pursue my music hard in Miami with more knowledge, more resources, and more financially stable to support the mission I'm on. But, In early February, after only a month of recording for the album, I was hit by an SUV travelling at 60 mph while I was on my Z1000 sportbike. Life went from 100 mph to zero in 20 seconds. I almost died, had blood transfusions, and almost lost my leg. Thank god for the helmet right. Smartest thing I ever did was wear that helmet or I would be dead. The final outcome of the accident was broken fingers, broken tibia and fibula, which resulted in a metal rod and screws in my leg, and some muscle ripped out of my thigh, relearning to walk, a month and a week in Jackson Memorial Hospital and that's about it, not too bad right? Things are moving and I hope they continue for me. I am here for a reason, but the difference between myself and those who say that bullshit is that I know what that reason is and how to make it happen step-by-step. TS-.