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Von-T: The Independent Artist Revolutionizing Hip-Hop

Channing Von Taylor, known by his stage name Von-T, is an independent artist making waves in the music industry. Hailing from Sacramento, California, Von-T is the owner of Symbiotic Music Group, a testament to his commitment to creating and controlling his music. His diverse style and powerful messages have made him a standout figure in the hip-hop scene.

From Military Captain to Hip-Hop Maverick

Von-T’s journey is as unique as his music. A former United States Army Captain, Von-T turned to hip-hop to express his experiences and struggles. His hit single, “Turn Off the Lights,” became a viral sensation in January 2019, amassing over a million views on World Star Hip-Hop. This success was not without controversy, as Von-T faced criminal charges in the Army due to his music, highlighting issues of racial practices within the military.

Despite these challenges, Von-T remained undeterred. His music spans genres, including hip-hop, EDM, 80’s retro, rock and roll, and emo rap. Von-T’s lyrics are a rallying cry for justice, inspired by his life and the stories of those he meets. He states, “The type of music I provide is the kind that we hope will overwhelm your heart to know that if there’s even only one person that understands what you go through to survive and make a way for your family, I am someone who knows what it feels like to lose it all and still wake up and not just survive, but to fight and bring justice and balance to what it seems people in charge want to take away from us.”

Collaborations and Memorable Moments

Von-T’s willingness to collaborate with artists and producers globally is a testament to his dedication to the craft. He believes in the power of vision, budget, and goal-oriented projects. His memorable moments often come from live performances with his team, where the energy and connection with the audience are palpable.

Fighting for Change Through Music

Von-T’s music is not just entertainment; it’s a movement. His latest single, “Get Doe,” released on January 1, 2024, embodies his message of resilience and defiance against systemic oppression. Von-T’s battle against the U.S. Army’s unjust practices has fueled his music and activism. He encourages his listeners to support Operation Musical Freedom, a petition aimed at ending racial discrimination in the military and beyond.

Von-T’s influence extends beyond music. He is now a brand ambassador for several organizations that align with his mission of justice and equality. His music serves as an anthem for those who are tired of mere survival and yearn for thriving change.

Discover more about Von-T and join his movement for justice. Listen to his music on Spotify and follow him on Instagram.

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