Born and bred in the Bay Area, Tyson Amir is more than just an accomplished musician – he’s also an author, educator, community organiser, and freedom fighter. His latest album, ‘Purpose’, earned the artist two top 5 singles, as well as critical acclaim from several major hip hop publications.
Tyson has been a part of the liberation movement since the late 1990s, with his fight born out of a love for humanity, justice, and peace for all. His latest work is the release of his debut book, ‘Black Boy Poems’, which sees him seeking to educate, motivate, uplift, and inspire all those fighting the good fight for freedom and liberation.
‘Black Boy Poems’ is the story of heart, soul, and struggle. Tyson combines his experience of surviving in America as a black man with hip hop prose. The wisdom of his lyrics, social consciousness, and extraordinary story-telling abilities can trace their origins to his parents: Tyson’s father was a Black Panther, and his mother was an avid reader and active participant of in the Black Liberation movement. Consequently a deep awareness and knowledge of self was instilled in Tyson from an early age, and is still a constant presence.
‘Black Boy Poems’ will be accompanied by a video for each poem. The first, ‘Between Huey and Malcolm’, is powerful listening, and reminds us that true power is always in the people – and that it’s up to all of us to work towards freedom and justice for all.