“I wanted to do college ministry…being a part of Christian Hip Hop was never the plan,” he reveals.
While Tedashii’s robust stature and delivery on the mic catch the attention of most, his gentle spirit hints at an even deeper story behind the man and the music.
Born in East Texas, Tedashii “TDot” Anderson was raised to be very family-oriented, respectful and appreciative, but embracing the latter was often difficult in light of the economic conditions his family faced. Television became an escape for him as he admits to wanting a different life, “I really wanted to get away,” Tedashii recalls. He envied the Huxtable lifestyle and eloquence and desired the urbanized southern version, topped off with a candy-painted car on 26's. His ambitions would soon mirror those he stayed up watching on television and read about in books. In high school, he joined the band to play jazz, studied black history, reveled in poetry, endeavored to become a renaissance man, and even idolized Ted Kopple. Tedashii remembers being different than his peers in his vast interests, but as expected for a Texas boy, Samoan at that, he also played football. By most standards, he was a well-rounded, good person--most, but not all.
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Campus Artist Series
Campus Artist Series consists of a talk show style interview to expose the artist and their inspirations and finishes with the stage performance. The event usually consists of two to three acts. The event is always free and welcomes all Liberty students! If you are interested in performing, please contact us. You can email us at email@example.com or call us at (434) 592-3061.
Open Mic Night
Come to the Tilley Student Center prepared for a good time - whether you want to perform or just watch! Sign-ups will begin at the beginning of the event and will continue throughout the evening depending on the number of performers. From music, poetry, interpretive movement, and comedy, the stage is open on the following Monday nights just for you! Please remember that all artists must provide their own instruments and materials for the night.
ALL OPEN MIC NIGHTS START AT 8 p.m.
Upcoming Open Mics
- March 31
- April 14
- April 28