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EDITORS’ NOTES

MadeinTYO managed to keep a relatively low profile since the one-two punch of “Uber Everywhere” and “I Want” put him on rap’s radar in 2016. A slew of EPs—most notably True’s World, which celebrated the birth of his son—followed, but prior to Sincerely, Tokyo, the Atlanta rapper had yet to release an actual full-length project. With Sincerely, Tokyo, MadeinTYO delivers even more of the instantly catchy, vibe-heavy lifestyle raps he’s traded in since he broke onto the scene. A diverse guest list includes alt-R&B mastermind Blood Orange, fast-rising Atlanta rapper Gunna, Los Angeles singer Tinashe, and Harlem’s own trap lord A$AP Ferg, who joins MadeinTYO on lead single “Ned Flanders”—a song whose bounce comes from the pointed string plucks of “Uber Everywhere” producer K Swisha.

EDITORS’ NOTES

MadeinTYO managed to keep a relatively low profile since the one-two punch of “Uber Everywhere” and “I Want” put him on rap’s radar in 2016. A slew of EPs—most notably True’s World, which celebrated the birth of his son—followed, but prior to Sincerely, Tokyo, the Atlanta rapper had yet to release an actual full-length project. With Sincerely, Tokyo, MadeinTYO delivers even more of the instantly catchy, vibe-heavy lifestyle raps he’s traded in since he broke onto the scene. A diverse guest list includes alt-R&B mastermind Blood Orange, fast-rising Atlanta rapper Gunna, Los Angeles singer Tinashe, and Harlem’s own trap lord A$AP Ferg, who joins MadeinTYO on lead single “Ned Flanders”—a song whose bounce comes from the pointed string plucks of “Uber Everywhere” producer K Swisha.

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About MadeinTYO

An Atlanta-based MC and producer who broke thanks to a track based on the rideshare economy, MadeinTYO (Malcolm Jamaal Davis) got his name in his teen years, when he was growing up in Tokyo, Japan. He lived there with his older brother, rapper Rolls Royce Rizzy, and referenced his local train depot with his 2015 instrumental EP Yokosuka Station. That same year, he dropped the single "I Want" via Private Club. He broke nationally the following year when "Uber Everywhere," the stand-out track from his brief debut mixtape, You Are Forgiven, was picked up for major distribution via Warner and subsequently peaked that July at number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thank You, Mr. Tokyo, another short mixtape, was out at the end of the year. Davis followed with a pair of EP releases: first, a collaborative effort with his big brother 24Hrs called 24Hrs in Tokyo, and then True's World, which arrived in the summer of 2017. ~ David Jeffries

HOMETOWN
Atlanta, GA
BORN
April 12, 1992

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