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  • "(Short Film) Fallen King" from (Short Film) Fallen King
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  • "Bar Cave (feat. Eshon Burgundy, Bizzle and Dj Mykael V)" from Levitate EP
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  • "Cadillac Riding ft. Bhird" from Heavy Is The Head (Album Version)
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  • "Fallen King (feat. Marz)" from Fallen King
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  • "He Gone" from The Unreleased Chronicles
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  • "Hey Momma (feat. Fitzgerald)" from Beautiful Monster
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  • "King Without a Crown (feat. Corey Paul & Swade)" from Fallen King
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  • "Pull Up (Beating)" from Heavy Is The Head (Album Version)
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  • "Straight Out The Trap (Dopeman Remix)" from Heavy Is The Head (Album Version)
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  • "Take My Life (feat. Flame & Json)" from Fallen King
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  • "Windows Down" from Chronicles Of An X-Hustler
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    At the corner of street life and honest living stands Thi’sl (thizil): an ex-hustler turned urban missionary who brings the Truth to the hood and urban struggles to the Church.  A look into his past reveals the authenticity of his gritty, in your face lyrics and God’s grace, which spared his life and gave him a clean slate to begin anew.  
     
    Travis “Thi’sl” Tyler was born in Greenwood, MS but moved to St. Louis with his mom and brother to one of the worst neighborhoods in America at the age of 2. Living on the Westside of St. Louis, without a father present, his grandmother stepped in to help raise Thi’sl and his brother, while his mom constantly worked. Disaster soon followed—Thi’sl was expelled from all St. Louis public schools in the 8th grade for having a weapon, his mom and other relatives got hooked on drugs and he found himself struggling just to survive.  He moved to live with his grandfather and attended high school for one year, until it began interfering with his hustle: selling crack. “I was a monster. I did whatever I had to do to survive,” he recalls.  By the age of 18, narcotics began to consume every aspect of his existence. With his life spinning out of control, pains and hurts being drowned in a variety of drugs and an identity grounded in the streets, Thi’sl was headed for destruction. 
     
    But then came his awakening—through the murder of one of his cousins. “It rocked my life and it made me look to God for answers,” he remembers. Thi’sl began attending church and reading the Bible, and his conscience was awakened to his sin. He knew he had to leave the street life behind him. He even parted ways with a childhood passion—rapping. While Thi’sl had relocated and experimented with different drugs quite frequently as a youth, rap had remained constant since the age of 11 as a means to vent his pain and struggles and extol the things he valued in life. In light of his awakening, Thi’sl now hated what he promoted in his music, so he walked away from the game and didn’t plan on coming out of retirement. Of course, God had other plans.
     
    After a year and a half of studying Scripture and serving in his church, Thi’sl had a burning desire to reach his generation and culture. He prayed for direction, and God impressed upon his heart to return to rap. Initially, he tried to mimic the heavily theological raps he had been exposed to, until finding his own lane.  He eventually started an independent label and released his national debut album, Chronicles of an X-Hustler, which debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes Hip Hop chart.  Chronicles is a self-described “autobiographical” look into Thi’sl’s life as he addresses real life situations through a biblical lens and provides practical solutions to everyday situations.  That’s his mantra—let his biblical knowledge meet real people in their current realities.  Having been featured on several albums since his national debut, Thi’sl is gearing up to release his sophomore album Beautiful Monster. Driven by his mom’s words, “While people are sleeping, I’m working,” Thi’sl is dedicated to making the most of his platform and changing the world.
     
    He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and kids as he serves faithfully at New Direction Christian Church. Ultimately, Thi’sl stands as a voice crying out to hoods and suburbs across the globe, “There is hope in Jesus. No matter how messed up you are, what jail you’re in, or how many people have told you that you will fail. There is hope! I found that hope in Jesus.”

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    body bag | Posted September 28, 2014
    This guy BODY BAGS everything he does! He kills everything he does. I have nothing bad to say about him. 10/10 on albums, 10/10 on performance (saw him for the first time yesterday in Murfreesboro Tennessee and he killed it), 10/10 on video performances. Honestly only 1 other artist has forte straight 10s from me and that's Andy Mineo. Met him in Feb at a Steller Awards after party in Nashville and he was super nice too. Nothing bad I can say about him.

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    Great Artist | Posted November 21, 2013
    Thi'sl kills it everytime he is featured on a song, which is ALOT!!! Havent heard the new album but "Beautiful Monster" is HOT!!!

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    =) | Posted October 26, 2013
    God bless you!

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    music ministry | Posted September 10, 2013
    Awesome ministry for the Lord!!

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    This'l and Mineo | Posted July 01, 2013
    Love his feature on Formerly Known

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    Beautiful Monster | Posted August 21, 2012
    Love your albums, especially Beautiful Monster. I listen to it all the time. And I let my cousins listen to it, and they purchased the album as well. Some of my relatives are not in church (yet), and they love this album. Keep up the good work for the Lord. Can't wait til the next one drop!!!!!!

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    Thi'sl | Posted April 18, 2012
    I prefer Thi'sl's features to his actual albums, but he is a good rapper nonetheless. With the exception of Beautiful Monster, his flows are simple and straightforward, and his gritty style is not unlike Pettidee. Straight up trunk banger music.

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    great | Posted August 30, 2011
    you have a great ministry, hopefully I can get my nephews to see you live sometime!!

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    wow | Posted August 20, 2011
    wow u r A M A Z I N G!!!

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