“Music is my life,” A phase spoken by many, but left unproven by more. Tayflows ability to have those around him in awe is natural. Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, also known to some as “Nap Town,” Donte Jamal McGraw pays continuous homage to his place of birth not forgetting those who have made contribution to his 10+ years as an artist. When asked what the inspiration is behind his craft, he barely skips a beat when mentioning his deceased father, Reggie McGraw. “My pops flowed before he was killed.” Although an untimely death, his exit gave birth to a hip-hop entity in the making. “I was always around music, but the death of my father made me take it serious.” Tayflow’s undeniable lyricism of the north with the gritty delivery of southern rap legends together has created a spark of hope for the rap game as we know it today. Not many can hold a light to Tayflows innate sense of music. His smooth play upon words and quirky colloquialisms bare the means to put an end to rumors of lack luster lyricists.
In 2005, Tayflow started 35 Below Entertainment, an independent hip hop label in honor of his father who carried the street name "35". In 2006, 35 Below Entertainment released Tayflow's first mix tape entitled: No Dough No Show which included collaborations with super producer Will Power and Shady Records artist YelaWolf.
Now currently residing in Jackson, Michigan with his encouraging family, the prison city has become Tayflow's avenue to success. He is all about perfecting his career, be it through writing, production, stage presence, or studying those before him. How can he not make it, when music is the very thing that has kept him glued? “Music…kept me from street running and overall bad decision making.” With this type of focus no one can keep Tayflow from his destiny. It’s only a matter of time before the world will be enabled to witness the vision of this hip-hop hopeful.
Tayflow is in the studio putting the final touches on his long awaited mixtape, Midwest Stew vol. 1, due to be released late 2014. Tayflow's plan for this project was to bring the sound of the Midwest to the forefront as well as show his fans that he has evolved, not only as an artist but a savvy business man as well.