New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (1989 -Present)
TJ Verrett better known by his stage name T.Mann Hollygrove, is a rapper, producer and singer. T.Mann is best known as a MUSIC PRODUCER in the south coast hip hop scene, and for being one of DJ LIL DADDY most notable protégés. As a producer, he is perhaps best known for his part in DJ Quiks "TONIGHT" and as a artist signed on FUNKY ENOUGH RECORDS in Los Angeles, CA 1987 under Management of SUGE KNIGHT of DEATH ROW RECORDS (group: "2 SMOOTH" - NAVARRI HARVEY aka BAM-BAM and TJ VERRETT aka T.MANN HOLLYGROVE)
He made his next move in 1992 with BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY's debut album TAKE IT TO THE MAXIMUM, and then released his debut EP 1997, DJ LET ME PLAY, under SHESKA RECORDS in New Orleans, Louisiana to much critical and public acclaim. His first nickname was “CAPITAL T” as a child, and he took the same stage name when he began recording. He changed his name to T.Mann in 1996 when he left his original record label, Alliv Records, and signed with SHESKA RECORDS.
He has been affiliated with many musicians, as a U.S. producer. Several of his cousins and kids including BAM-BAM(RIP), DJ Lil Daddy(RIP), Big Swamp, Lil Tim, Jene', Jade, and Lil don don are also hip hop artists and often collaborate with T.Mann. In 2002, T.Mann (as “T. MONEY”) directed T.Mann Hollygrove’s FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY, a independent film produced by 17Musicsouth Entertainment. This film, combining hip-hop with Reality, was a huge success and landed itself “#2” on Independent film charts in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. Driven by this success, T.Mann launched his first label 17MUSICSOUTH ENTERTAINMENT by releasing a compilation CD: THE 17TH ALBUM in 2006 this time using the nickname “T.Mann Hollygrove”.