Here's what young Tiller has been up to since "TRAPSOUL."
Bryson Tiller's announcement that he will release his sophomore album True to Self next month means it is time recap movements since he unleashed his massively successful debut TRAPSOUL 20 months ago.
Unlike many of his contemporaries, Tiller is notoriously media-shy and has a laconic social media presence. He has revealed virtually nothing about the direction of True to Self. And so we must explore internet archives to speculate on where he will next take his razor-sharp delivery perfectly positioned on the cusp of R&B and hip hop.
Here's what young Tiller has been up to since TRAPSOUL.
Hit the road and racked up a few awards
Tiller toured extensively in support of TRAPSOUL, for nearly the entire first four months of 2016. Then, this winter, he opened for The Weeknd on the European leg of the "Starboy: Legend of the Fall" tour.
Trapsoul and its various singles were nominated for countless awards, including Grammy for Best R&B Song ("Exchange"). He won two BET Award for Best R&B/Pop Artist and Best New Artist and one iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New R&B Artist.
Occasionally put out fresh heat
- Sy Ari Da Kid - "Priorities" feat. Bryson Tiller
- Fat Joe - "Love You To Pieces" feat. Bryson Tiller
- Rayven Justice - "Just Right" feat. Bryson Tiller
- Lil Lonnie - "Change Up" feat. Bryson Tiller
- Chris Brown - "Keep You In Mind" feat. Bryson Tiller
- DJ Khaled - "Ima Be Alright" feat. Future and Bryson Tiller
- Travis Scott - "First Take" feat. Bryson Tiller
- "Let Me Explain"
- Chris Brown - "Keep You In Mind" Feat. Bryson Tiller
- Gucci Mane - "Drove U Crazy" Feat. Bryson Tiller
Fired off some philosophical tweets
i'd tweet more but i really ain't got shit to say. still busy tryna get this pay. have a nice day.— tiller (@brysontiller) November 8, 2015
sleep on me for however long you need to. im wide awake and on a mission.— tiller (@brysontiller) November 30, 2015
i fuck up often.— tiller (@brysontiller) December 1, 2015
what are you doin worried about what im doin?— tiller (@brysontiller) January 14, 2016
i just want real friends.— tiller (@brysontiller) February 2, 2016
mood: it's whatever— tiller (@brysontiller) February 4, 2016
don't. or do... just don't do it with me.— tiller (@brysontiller) March 18, 2016
god please expose any and all wolves in sheep's clothing who come near me.— tiller (@brysontiller) March 21, 2016
don't you EVER get too comfortable.— tiller (@brysontiller) April 8, 2016
i don't understand love— tiller (@brysontiller) April 10, 2016
i watched your snapchat story on accident fyi— tiller (@brysontiller) April 28, 2016
im only loyal to those who are loyal to me under any circumstance. I need infinite loyalty.— tiller (@brysontiller) June 8, 2016
aye, keep it thick.— tiller (@brysontiller) July 26, 2016
minding your business. try it— tiller (@brysontiller) September 10, 2016
having a kid was the best thing that ever happened to me. suddenly i wanted more out of life.— tiller (@brysontiller) November 7, 2016
everything is happening the way it should— tiller (@brysontiller) December 19, 2016
on and off but it's never over.— tiller (@brysontiller) December 27, 2016
never feel inferior— tiller (@brysontiller) January 20, 2017
Started vibes with Drake and DJ Khaled
Tiller logged some time at Drake's Calabasas mansion this past December. As far as video and photo evidence indicates, he played ping pong with Boi-1da and feasted with Dennis Graham. He claimed to have "started vibes" with Drake... which could mean just about anything.
started some vibes with Drake today. more life— tiller (@brysontiller) December 14, 2016
He has also been spotted hanging with DJ Khaled on multiple occasions; the two of them went jet skiing at the end of 2015 ("All the great ones jet ski" - Khaled) and hit the studio together earlier this year. Tiller is a likely candidate to appear on Khaled's forthcoming album Grateful.
Putting on for Louisville
With the possible exceptions of Jennifer Lawrence, D'Angelo Russell, and Papa John, there is important Louisvillian right now than Bryson Tiller. His city recognized him last spring during the final US stop of the "TRAPSOUL" tour by declaring March 12th "Bryson Tiller Day' and bequeathing him the key to the city. Then, last Christmas, he gave back by driving to his local Kroger and paying for the grocery bill of several senior citizens.
“He said, ‘Just be blessed, and by the way, my name is Bryson.’ I said, ‘Thank you so much, Bryson,'” said shopper Joanne Samuels. “He said, ‘It really makes me feel good to be able to do this.’ And I said, ‘Thank you so much.’"
Added shopper LaShora Davis: "He was so nice and humble."