Rapper TEDASHII Releases New Singles, “Mirror Talk” and “OBJ”
Rapper, speaker, podcast host and founding member of Reach Records’ 116 movement, Tedashii’s special sauce is his distinctive style and his ability to transfer pain and struggle into poignant music. Nicknamed TDot, the Texas-born and raised emcee has captivated fans with his energetic sound and booming voice for nearly two decades. While many come into their faith through trials and testimonies, Tedashii’s next chapter begins with a long, hard look in the mirror and with the humility that comes from being honest about what he sees and feels.
Tedashii’s new double single Mirror Talk is the result of deep self-reflection, a fresh start, and a call to his listeners to witness the transformation that’s available on the other side if you’re willing to. do the work and surrender to God. The two singles featured in the double pack – “Mirror Talk” and “OBJ” – combine style and substance to deliver some of T-Dot’s most poignant rap moments.
As soon as the beat drops, Tedashii’s confessional lyrics open the track, “I hate what I see in the mirror, what I saw scared me to face the truth like in court.” “Mirror Talk is a very confessional song. It’s honest, vulnerable, transformative and reflects some very personal struggles that I’ve been through,” Tedashii shares. “In the first verse of ‘Mirror Talk,’ I talk about my issues with mental health, self-esteem, identity and even the fear of not fitting in.” As you keep listening, you’ll learn more about the man TDot sees reflected when he looks in the mirror.
A poised and confident Tedashii reintroduces himself with style, flair and presence on the second song, “OBJ”. He channels his signature vocal tone through an experimental rap performance. He triumphantly announces, “I’m back, and like OBJ, despite everything I’ve been through to get here, I’m better than ever!” The song is named after NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and celebrates his journey in the NFL, moving from team to team and ultimately winning a Super Bowl championship. In the opening verse of “OBJ,” Tedashii raps, “T-Dot got his groove back/speeded up like that HOV, I look back where you at?” The record is a stylistic triumph for the emcee whose recent commercial success landed him at number one on the Billboard Christian AC and CHR charts with his 2019 single “Gotta Live” featuring Jordan Feliz.
Before releasing “Mirror Talk”, Tedashii released “lights in the city,“a song featured on the Summer 21 Soundtrack presented by Reach Records. In between recording new music, TDot launched a new podcast called The Dash and a nonprofit, The Chase Foundation, in honor of his one-year-old son, Chase, who died in 2012. It hosts and also produces a new podcast called The Dash.
With new music on the horizon, producing and hosting the podcast, and even forming a nonprofit, Tedashii brings his life and lessons learned into everything he creates. “This is hard-earned wisdom! I speak from what I’ve been through and not what I’ve learned from reading. As a result, I have a renewed sense of awareness and am constantly working on loving myself. and moving forward through insecurities,” he says. “My renewed vision for this music is to show people the risk of trusting God with the things we go through. But it’s worth it, and if you can hope, you can eventually heal. Click here to stream Mirror Talk and watch the music video!
About Tedashii Anderson
Tedashii Lavoy Anderson is an artist, speaker, podcast/radio host and founding member of Reach Records’ 116 movement. Born in East Texas, he has lived statewide from The Lone Star and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His name, Tedashii, is a Japanese name meaning faithful, just and true. He has released five albums: Never Fold, Below Paradise, Blacklight, Identity Crisis, Kingdom People and an EP, This Time Around, on Reach Records. Below Paradise debuted at No. 17 on the coveted Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart. Blacklight debuted at No. 2 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and No. 8 on the overall iTunes Albums chart. Identity Crisis ranked #2 on the Gospel Billboard Chart and #9 on the Christian Billboard Chart.
His hit song “Dum Dum” was featured on the Fox TV series So You Think You Can Dance, and he performed on the top-selling 2016 Winter Jam Spectacular Tour. He won Best Lyric Presenter at the 2016 K-LOVE Awards and performed “Jumped Out The Whip” at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards. He was featured on Lecrae’s GRAMMY-winning album Gravity and has over 631 000 cumulative subscribers on social networks.
Photo credits: Seth Farmer