Antonio Henderson Davis better known by his stage name 50 Tyson was born in 1993. He is the first African-American autistic rapper in the world. 50 Tyson was born and raised in Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2009, he gained popularity through videos of himself rapping, which he uploaded to YouTube. Later, he signed to Hudson Records, a label started by former NBA player Troy Hudson. However, things didn't workout between the parties and 50 Tyson went back to being independent.
Currently, 50 Tyson is working with The Anthony Green Management Team, or TAGMNGT on his 1st album. After years of producing music and staying relevant in the rap industry, 50 Tyson has overcame adversity and wants to project this on his new EP – The Man The Myth The Legend telling his trials, tribulations and journey in the music business as an ambassador for Autism. 50 Tyson is a motivated artist/rapper and entrepreneur who is pursuing his dreams as a business owner with his ultimate goal to help others with autism to pursue their dreams.
TAGMNGT is a marketing company, which has connections to Hip-Hop and Rap for 45 Years. A few key members TAGMNGT has been involved with range from Tupac Shakur to Ice-T. Currently, TAGMNGT is working with 50 Tyson, the first Autistic rapper in the world. Earlier this year— Kanye West released a song titled All Day, which he utilized 50 Tyson’s lyrics. 50 Tyson has produced the Official Campaign to retrieve his song – All Day – back from Kanye West, which will be aired on TMZ, Twin Cities – Fox 9 News, and many more media outlets. 50 Tyson created the song “All Day” in 2009, as recognized by comedian/actor Kevin Hart, Daniel Tosh (Tosh .0) Rickey Smiley, and millions of viewers on the internet.
After years of producing music and staying relevant in the rap industry, 50 Tyson has overcome adversity and wants to project this on his new EP – "The Man The Myth The Legend" telling his trials, tribulations and journey in the music business as an ambassador for Autism. 50 Tyson is a motivated artist/rapper and entrepreneur who is pursuing his dreams as a business owner with his ultimate goal to help others with autism to pursue their dreams.
Likewise, 50 Tyson is developing a mentoring program which utilizes a holistic approach to improve the overall well-being of urban youth. 50 Tyson has started fundraising in hopes of funding research in Minnesota - raising awareness of the disability, providing support to others, and their families, with words of encouragement, seminars, skits and workshops. The organization provides guidance-oriented programs that emphasize the importance of having a sound Mind, Body and Soul. 50 Tyson has millions of supporters in hopes to research how to promote earlier detection, better yet, treatment and a cure for Autism. Please support 50 Tyson!
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YouTube and career beginnings
In February 2009, Tyson posted to YouTube the first of two videos, both entitled "50 Tyson," and both of which featured him rapping freely without beat or rhythm. It was later revealed that 50 Tyson has autism. According to 50 Tyson, the "50" in his pseudonym comes from 50 Cent, his inspiration to rap, and the "Tyson" comes from Mike Tyson, another inspiration of his.
In 2010, Hudson Records signed 50 Tyson, who believed he had potential as a rapper and as an inspiration to the autistic community. Since then, the label has marketed him as both a member and supporter of people with autism. Under the Hudson label, Tyson released a single and video for "I Ain't Gonna Lie", featuring fellow Hudson artists T-Jeezy and Nerdy Star. The song included an altered version of Tyson's rap lyrics from his first YouTube video.
In 2012, Tyson appeared on rapper Doe Boy's album Paid in Full, rapping on the track "50 Doe Tyson", the album was also produced by Lex Luger and released in parts of the US under Luger's 1017 Brick Squad Records label. The following year 50 Tyson was featured in a non album single released by Riff Raff and his label at that time, SODMG.
Tyson is involved with the autistic community, having autism himself. In 2011, he was a main guest of the Autistic Society of Minnesota's 11th Annual Steps to Hope Fundraising Walk. And, in 2010, Tyson founded the Rhythm of Autism Charity Movement, which commits itself to supporting autism charity events. As the first rapper with autism who is deemed relevant, Tyson has gained mainstream popularity and interest with the media.
The videos were viewed heavily after they were parodied on popular comedy shows. In 2010, comedian Kevin Hart made a video imitating 50 Tyson and his rapping. Daniel Tosh also parodied Tyson's rapping on his sketch comedy television show Tosh.0 on Comedy Central. Many other parody videos were subsequently made.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Mitchell, Corey. They call him 50 Tyson. Star Tribune. Retrieved on 24 November 2010.
- ↑ Records, Hudson. 50 Tyson - I Ain't Gonna Lie.
- ↑ Casteel, Jay. Autistic Rapper 50 Tyson Partners With Autism Society of Minnesota For Annual Walk. Retrieved on 3 March 2011.
- ↑ Rhythm of Autism. Rhythm of Autism. Retrieved on 6 January 2011.
- ↑ Peden, Mike (November 24, 2010). They call him a “case study,” aka 50 Tyson.
- ↑ Hart, Kevin. Kevin Hart aka 50 Tyson.....8/8/10. Retrieved on 8 August 2010.
- ↑ Henderson Davis, Antonio. 50 Tyson. Retrieved on 8 February 2009.
- ↑ Tosh, Daniel. He's 50 Tyson. Retrieved on 23 June 2010.
- 50 Tyson Page on Hudson Records Official Website
- Hudson Records News Page
- Rhythm of Autism Official Site
- News Documentary "They call him 50 Tyson"
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