The 17-year-old Dallas rapper known as Tay-K is currently in prison due to a capital murder charge. He recorded his breakout hit, "The Race," while he was on the run from the feds, and the song (and video -- currently with over 6.5 million YouTube views) is blowing up while Tay sits behind bars. In an effort to maximize his buzz and to spread awareness for the fight for his innocence, Tay's team has released his new mixtape, entitled Santana World.
It's unfortunate that much of Tay's notoriety stems from the violent charges against him and his precarious legal standing, but there is a great deal of talent to behold on Santana World. Indeed, "The Race" is an irresistible rush of youthful adrenaline, and the other seven tracks showcase more layers of Tay's charisma. It could be a long time before Tay gets to record another track, but his spirit will live on through Santana World.