Tory Vickstrom AKA TVick (@TVickMusic), is a 24 year old hip hop producer and artist from Minnesota. Known for his versatility, consistency and independent grind. TVick has been grinding hard to separate himself as a leader in the exclusive hip hop music scene of the Twin Cities.
From the outside looking in, who is TVick?
TVick is an independent artist dedicated to his music and it shows through his self-produced projects.
What brought you to the entertainment industry, music specifically?
Music has always been an inspiration to me. I took the vision I had and worked until it became a reality. Instead of turning to drugs like most individuals would have, I let Music be my drug- without music I really don’t know what I would be doing with my life. In High School, I exceeded in Engineering and was awarded credits to the University Of Minnesota for my achievements but I never followed through with it and focused solely on music. Moving forward through the industries ups and downs I found a way to come out on top. Ive endured recording sessions with many different types of engineers, and I have picked up my own methods and have turned into a monster behind the mixer- Which really keeps the people around me motivated and that keeps me inspired to help people achieve their dreams.
Tell us about your current project and your ApolloNightLA “Artist of the Week” winning single ——.
Im currently working on my second solo self-produced album called “Pain” which is due to drop this summer 16. Last year in September I dropped my first solo self-produced album called “Pressure”which contained the original record that was heard on Apollo Night LA. “For You” got selected by ATG entertainment to get hosted on a project called “Crush:The Sota Tape” which is a compilation of original music from artists in Minnesota hosted by DJ Enferno & Dj Ray Mills.
For new listeners, what song of yours would you pick as an introduction to you?
I would recommend watching “For You” (Remix) on youtube in 4k HD.
Last but not least, HYPE wants to know…What’s your CRAZIEST “Where they do that at?!” moment..
I was the first person to throw a successful hip hop show at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre with over 200+ in attendance. No one has ever since or before been able to book this venue for this type of show.
Jerry Doby Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.