Many up-and-coming artists dream of fame and fortune, but for 23 year old
Timothy M. Tom Jr., or as he’s known by close friends and fan base “RoyalT”, the real
dream is having his music credited for what it is…true grit from a passionate musician.
With lyrics that hit hard to the mind like TuPac, yet beats that feed the body
rhythm and get heads bobbing, RoyalT’s tracks aren’t just for the hip hop fans. On each
track he spins a story with mind-blowing lyrics; whether they’re telling a chilling tale
of heartbreak and animosity, or a comedy full of puns and quirks. Starting out in the
game at 15 years old, RoyalT knew who he was and where he wanted to go. After hearing
close friends spit freestyles in his native Milwaukee, Wisconsin he was hooked. He
began producing his own beats and writing hard-hitting, real life lyrics in his basement
bedroom for hours or sometimes days straight. Basing his music around favorite artists
such as, Bone Thugs’N’Harmony, Metallica, Snoop Dogg, Guns’N’Roses, and his all-time
favorite TuPac, RoyalT had a selection of music to veer off of to form his own sound.
He may sound as if he only did small time work, but in reality he was doing big
things behind the scenes, like opening shows for such artists as Hollywood High in
2008, and Bone Thugs’N’Harmony in 2009. The further down the road he went, the
bigger his steps got; in 2011 RoyalT met Josh and David of JD Entertainment through
a mutual friend. The three began discussing business and shortly thereafter JD Ent.
signed RoyalT to their label. In a recording booth and studio in David and Josh’s
basement, RoyalT spent numerous hours creating beats and writing copious pages of
Today, RoyalT still spends hours into days in the recording booth creating and
perfecting all kinds of music in hopes of one day being known worldwide for it.