Dancehall singjay-songwriter-producer Taurus Ink makes use of his whole physique as a canvas to precise his innermost emotions, life philosophies and artistic concepts.
“Every tattoo tells a narrative of Taurus Ink. It isn’t an obsession, it is a ebook,” mentioned the artiste, given identify Michael Andre Taylor.
He mentioned that his favorite tattoo is the creatively stencilled ‘Snicker Now, Cry Later’, which is on his chest.
“It speaks about my struggles within the music trade. The faux pals that come together with it, those that by no means needed to help me. This tattoo serves as a reminder and motivation,” he mentioned.
The singjay has been elevating eyebrows together with his new tune, Discuss Say Mi Hype, which racked up greater than 70,000 views on YouTube in a single week. It was launched final month.
“The suggestions has been unimaginable thus far, particularly for the reason that video was launched. Individuals love the power of the tune, and with the reopening of the leisure sector, we are able to do some extra aggressive advertising and marketing and promotion,” he mentioned.
Taurus Ink attended St Aloysius Major in Kingston, the place he was lead singer of the choir. Afterward at Mona Excessive Faculty in St Andrew, he started penning his personal lyrics and writing full songs.
“Music has all the time been a ardour for me ever since. My life, my struggles and my atmosphere encourage me to do music,” he mentioned.
He obtained his stage identify from his friends, who had been impressed by his vocal skill and his intelligent witty rhymes.
“In highschool on our lunch break, few of my classmates would usually used a pen to beat on the desktop to make a rhythm all of us might vibe to. Then I might simply begin freestyle something that may come to thoughts on the spot, and so they liked it. I used to be probably the most lyrical out of all of them,” he mentioned. “The truth that I am so lyrical, the one factor they may evaluate my lyrics with is a Taurus, which is a deadly weapon.”