Tayjer Discusses Bad Habitz
Erie rap artist gets real on five-track EP
Inevitably, many people develop bad habits throughout their lifetime to help cope or to simply feel something different than our reality. One may fall into smoking cigarettes as a way to get through the day, while another may bite their fingernails to battle anxiety. At the end of the day, poor choices are all around us and, mostly, in us.
Erie rap artist Tayjer, who is known for spitting at an intriguing speed while dropping gems for his fans, has chosen not to stray away from discussing such topics on his latest EP Bad Habitz. The lyricist takes his listeners on a ride that doesn't prepare them for which way the road is going to turn. The EP covers a wide range of emotions with a bigger message in mind. "The title Bad Habitz actually came to me during one of those self-reflecting times when you realize you have a lot of them," Tayjer explains. "We all have a handful of things we could stop doing for the better. It's something we can all relate to. So, I went with the title that could make people relate to my EP before they even know what's on it."
As a listener, you may not be aware how particular artists can be about their beat selections. With production from CabbageHeadBeatz and Bino Beatitup, Tayjer made it a point to have everything come together sonically for all five tracks. "I was very careful about finding the exact beats that spoke to me," claims the artist. "It was important to me that each beat was able to move a person's mood and emotions, and that I write lyrics and concepts to match."
Guest artists such as Dommy Doo, William Weyes, K Sanz, and others assisted in realizing the full picture. "I wanted to make sure that I got all of the people who were supportive of my music from day one. There were actually a few more people I really wanted on this project, like you, Walkman, and Thraxx, but for one reason or another, it didn't fall into place," Tayjer states. "I am looking forward to working with them on my next projects, though."
The project still gives you enough to enjoy as Tayjer flows unapologetically without being too philosophical or preachy. Bad Habitz is fun, vibey, and a smart effort all the way through. "I'd say the message of this project is that you can be going through bad times in life, but you're not alone," Tayjer says. "You can turn your problems into a beautiful thing everyone can relate to."
Bad Habitz can be found on all digital streaming platforms.
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