Pittsburgh rapper, T.J. Ellison began rapping at the age of eight after dabbling with spoken word. He makes music that is inspirational, motivational, and emotional. His first release which included such content was in in the year 2000 when Ellison made a mixtape that he released to friends and family as well as follow up mixtapes. T.J. Ellison's first world wide release was in 2009 when he released his single "Do You Know You Got It?" under his own independent label Holla 5-9! Records after parting ways with The Orchard distributed Sonic Wave International without releasing a project with the label.
T.J. Ellison released three official albums, "Underestimated" (2011), "Unorthodox" (2012) and "Be Strong, Stay Strong" (2013) The Pittsburgh rappers new single "Like A Winner" (featuring and produced by Aro of Kloudnine Music) was released on January 19, 2014. The song has received national and international radio play. T.J. Ellison has presented his talents live to local audiences in Pittsburgh and audiences around the United States.