Imagine if Jay Z and Lauryn Hill had a love child, raised him in the church, and only let him listen to gospel and the classics of soul. That person's music would sound like Timothy's. In short, his music is what a beautiful painting sounds like. Just listen, and you'll know all you need to...
Timothy Welbeck represents, literally and figuratively. He is an emcee, attorney and educator who has crafted a stirring brand of music that is thought-provoking and relevant, honest and life-changing. It has been described as what a beautiful painting sounds like. Timothy has garnered high compliments from hip-hop legends (EPMD, DJ Scratch), industry taste-makers (Sway) and record executives (Lenny S), in addition to having won the Grand Prize in the Hip-Hop Category for the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Competition, and shared the stage with the likes of Janelle Monáe, Jidenna, Chill Moody, EPMD, Dead Prez, Canton Jones, Phanatik, Immortal Technique, Jasiri X, et al. Timothy also instructs Hip-Hop and Black Culture and "No City for Young Men: Hip-Hop and the Narrative of Marginalization" at Temple University. All of which has made him one of the emerging voices in hip-hop.
Timothy's latest EP, Living Wage is available on all digital platforms. The EP is an exploration of what it means to live authentically at a time when so much competes for our attention. In that way, Living Wage is reminiscent of Jay-Z’s 4:44, Phonte’s No News is Good News, and Oddisee’s The Good Fight in terms of its sound, content, and scope. Living Wage’s content tackles compelling issues to which many millennials can relate: the search for contentment, vying for work/life balance, the joys of parenting, being happily married, wrestling with the inevitability of aging and mortality, and more.