Singer and rapper Bryson Tiller has been rising to the top since he debuted his album in October, 2015. Though he has not been in the spotlight for very long, a lot of his life has been made public since then. However, there are still some things that many people don’t know about him. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 facts you probably didn’t know about Bryson Tiller.
Number Fifteen: Bryson Tiller Earned His Spot on the Map With His Single, “Don’t”
Tiller’s single is about a guy who is trying to treat his “woman” better. What many people don’t know is that the guy Tiller refers to in the song is actually himself. Tiller says that his inspiration for the song was for “women out there to know their worth and to never settle for less than what they feel like they deserve.”
Number Fourteen: He Was Cosigned by Drake and Timbaland
Drake was turned toward Tiller after hearing “Don’t.” He reached out to Tiller on Twitter, and Tiller has since posted a picture of himself next to Drake, securing the rumors that the two are tight. Timbaland also posted a picture of Tiller online, calling him “the truth.”
Number Thirteen: He Has Been Involved With Music Since He Was 17 Years Old
Tiller released his first mixtape when he was 17 years old. He admits that he continues to grow, and he actually says that that is one of his strong points as a budding artist. Before pursuing music on a full-time scale, Tiller worked at UPS and Papa John’s.
Number Twelve: Bryson Tiller Is a Dad
Tiller might be young, but he’s also a father. His daughter is two years old, and her name is Harley.
Number Eleven: He Is Greatly Influenced by Omarion
Tiller has said that his biggest influence is Omarion. Specifically, he was most influenced by Omarion’s album, O.
Number Ten: He Incorporates Omarion and Drake on One of His Tracks
It’s true. On Tiller’s track, titled “Just An Interlude,” he references Omarion’s “Bria’s Interlude,” which can be found on Drake’s So Far Gone mixtape.
Number Nine: He Opted Not to Sign With Drake
Drake offered Tiller the chance to sign with his OVO Sound record label. However, Tiller chose to sign with RCA Records instead.
Number Eight: He Is a Nerd
Tiller has openly called himself a “culture nerd.” He says he appreciates everything from video games and indie films to anime and comics. All of the culture he surrounds himself with helps him to diversify his sound.
Number Seven: He Likes Kehlani
Tiller has said that he supports Kehlani, who is another young female artist in the industry. He says that she reminds him of himself, and he also likes that she appreciates Star Wars like he does.
Number Six: He Sees Kanye West as a Father Figure
Tiller has called West “a father,” and he finds the way West lives his life very inspiring. In an interview, he said, “…I think [Kanye’s] mom or grandma told him he could do anything and I believe that too. I feel like I can do anything.”
Number Five: He Wants to Inspire People
When asked how he wants to change the world, Tiller said that he really wants to inspire people. Specifically, he says that he wants to inspire people to change the world. He even said, “I asked God to make me immortal so I can do it.”
Number Four: He Made “Don’t” on a $600 Budget
It’s true. Bryson Tiller tweeted that he was given $600 to make “Don’t,” and he did it.
Number Three: His Life Has Undergone Some Major Changes Since His Success
He says that he used to sleep in his car. But now he is on the road a lot more, and he is able to do what he wants – make music – for a living.
Number Two: He Doesn’t Have One Home Right Now
Tiller is originally from Kentucky, but right now he says he is basically living out of a suitcase. He says he has a little place in Miami, but since he is on the road so often, he doesn’t stay there.
Number One: Sylvester Stallone Is a Fan
It’s true! Stallone tweeted one of Tiller’s songs. Tiller said he was very excited about that.