Father played guitar and was in bands his whole life. His brother took after his father and started playing guitar at a very young age. Together TBMA and his brother started a band as young kids before high school. This band was called Anibus.
Consisted of Jasper (still doing music today and very talented) on vocals, Tyson (TBMA's brother) playing guitar, TBMA on drums, Butt-head on bass. Went on for awhile… was doing original songs as kids. After awhile we were getting older and split ways. TBMA ventured off listening to a lot of hip hop.
Got into the Esham, Brotha Lynch scene. Again him and his brother Tyson joined a band which became a Sandusky, Ohio sensation called Moko. This band took after the popular Rapcore scene at the time like Limp Bizkit and others. This band consisted of Package, Vocals, TBMA, Vocals, Karl Paulsen.
Tyson, Guitar, Jay Yount, bass and Rick (Sitch who is now in mushroomed and in Ventana) on DJ. Moko blew up the sandusky scene and did shows all over cleveland opening for mushroomhead several times. Did shows in Indiana, and a few other spots. Released an album called Moko-kane recorded at Dead City Records.
Took off for awhile, people started separating… TBMA Joined forces with Enmity from Detroit to make a group called Mass Kunfusion,. Basically based on sick and demented lyrics. Because of TBMA starting a family and the long distance partnership Mass Kunfusion also fell apart. Enmity joined a group called Toxsick Devils which consisted of a group of 3 members from detroit , one which happened to be the brother of Shaggy 2 dope from insane clown posse.
TBMA moved to Chicago to pursue his family and during that time Karl Paulsen (drummer of moko) had died in a car accident. Very big loss to the Local music Community. TBMA continued to go solo with rap music makin beats and was picked up by Rydas Records. Did a few tracks and had a few bangers produced by Waste and Stir Crazy who now produces plenty of music for Pyschopathic Records.
An album was never released under Rydas Records. Looking for another journey he was picked up by IIE (Infinite Illusion entertainment). Home of artists such as SHY ONE, Castro the Savage, Bloodshot, and more. They were the first that actually put up money to release not one, but a DOUBLE album at once from long range distribution.
TBMA, new to the album game just rolled with it. Figured "hey people gonna put up money for my songs to be on a pressed cd have at it". But didn't look much into the details. That album was "The Medicine cabinet 1", and "Medicine Cabinet Mentally altered".
You could buy either one separate or get a package deal. No reallly sure what happened…or what became of those albums but TBMA would be more than happy if no more existed. The albums were recorded on a very low budget home studio (which even consisted of a computer mic). A lot has happened since then.
He has grown…learned the game more and more. Learned how to do things right. Learned what deals he would actually benefit from. He then ran into a fan just coming out of high school.
Signed a cd for the kid when i moved back into sandusky after leaving chicago. The kid breathed and loved music including TBMA. Seen something in him that a lot of people didn't. TBMA received a phone call.
It was this same kid just coming out of high school, his name is John Welch. He says hey…..im at guitar center right now! I feel we can do work… i got faith in your music….. if you give me the chance im willing to spend thousands on a studio RIGHT NOW from this store to record you exclusively and drop an album. Of course TBMA would be silly to not take the offer.
So from then on there it was. "John is the biggest critic i know in sandusky". says tbma. I would be silly to not take this offer.
Black Medicine was released. About 30 to 40 tracks were recorded. The best ones were chosen and the rest went on a free album to help promote Black Medicine called "Overdose". Even that had a few flaws being that you don't just get great studio equipment and expect to drop great sounding stuff soon after.
It takes time, talent, and patience. Its been many years now since TBMA has been with BLP and after working on a few side projects, he is now working on another album and other projects. At this time after picking up artists and dropping artists, it continues to be Johnathon Welch, TBMA, and Christina Welch (photography) as owners/members. BLP has branched out to TWO different studios.
BLP east (tbma's studo), and BLP west (johns studio). Both residing in Sandusky Ohio Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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