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Tyson Amir / Bio

Introducing Tyson Amir, the modern day musical personification of heart and soul. As Mos Def so eloquently stated, "This brother is the Marvin Gaye of hip hop." Tyson is a writer, activist, poet, emcee, educator, and most importantly a lover of humanity. He effortlessly weaves all of the facets of himself into his music to create a beautiful tapestry that has the power to uplift and inspire the world.

Born in San Jose, California and raised by two activists in the American Civil Rights Struggle, Tyson's music reflects a deep historical and cultural understanding of his people. His poignant prose resonate with hearts across the globe. His spiritually rich content, brilliant lyricism, flawless lyrical timing, and creative versatility epitomize real emcee'n. With four successful albums that have captivated audiences worldwide, Tyson has established a stronghold in the hip hop community as one of the most dynamic rappers of his generation.

When Tyson is not on stage or in the studio writing and recording music, he’s teaching inmates in the San Francisco County Jail system. This is one of the many ways that he gives back to his community. As an artist Tyson’s music promotes love, peace, positivity, and hope; as a man he embodies those same principles in his daily life. His character is authentic and unique, his voice is rich and soulful, his message is simple and plain: we only have one world, let’s work together to better it for all.


General Info

Band Members
Tyson - Vocals, onBEATS - Vocals
Artist Name
Tyson Amir
Home Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Soul / Funk

Contact Info

San Jose, CA
Mya Marshall