Veteran [vet·er·an – vet’er-n, vet’rn: A person who is long experienced or practiced in an activity or capacity
TimidJaylon Carter (Timid) has moved through many of Hip Hop’s elements, from dancing with a local group in Honolulu, Hawaii, to DJing various events around the islands, to production, and to emceeing, where he has been pumping out tracks from his current location New York City, the birthplace of Hip Hop.
Timid’s been moving music since he and a partner put together a 3-track demo. Timid made a move to Tallahassee, Florida where he continued both producing and emceeing, with one of his songs “My Soul” being a catalyst for appearances on a 10-cd compilation of Hip Hop Bass music entitled “Drive By Bass” released by Canadian company, Blast Media produced by Mega Ace Multimedia (which brought the world the late ninety’s hit “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s from the So So Def All Stars compilation).
Timid has experience in other aspects of the industry as well. He previously held a full-fledged position as writer / reviewer / interviewer / designer for the e-zine Altrap.com. He has also written reviews and filled the role as interviewer for Canada based e-zine MVRemix.com and has been published in the industry magazine “The Connex List” published by the Wonder Twinz and distributed worldwide by Fat Beats. Timid now heads the online e-zine OneTwoOneTwo.com.
Timid’s own solo debut inTimidation, dropped in the first quarter of 2002 to an immensely positive reception on several of the major Hip Hop websites. He also received praise for his tracks featured on two independently released Hip Hop compilations, “Battle Mode” (2001), and “XIV: XIX” (2002) the latter had Timid in the role as co-executive producer. Timid has also featured on numerous mixtapes worldwide and has received radio play in Florida, Africa, Canada, and Japan. As well as stage stops in New York, Miami, and Tokyo among others, television appearances from Washington DC to Australia and has shared the stage with artists such as the CunninLynguists, A-Alikes, Agallah of Dipset, Intellekt & Dirty Digits and Pack FM.
Timid has also produced and edited radio promotional sound bytes and mixes for radio shows and featured on radio promo’s that run in rotation that he produced for Ireland’s largest radio station, CoolFM and Clear Channel’s 100.7 The Beat in Tallahassee, Florida. He also hosted the OneTwoOneTwo web radio show on the HipHopFundamentalz.com network. Along with Executive Producer credits for the soon to be released “Park Jam Legend” by Mikey D (Mikey D & The LA. Posse/Main Source).
Timid is an emcee’s emcee, with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics dropped over tight production carrying influences from jazz, to soul and funk, to classical orchestra.
2007 is set to see Timid’s sophomore release, No Time For The Jibba Jabba, to show that lyrcism, intelligence, and good Hip Hop isn’t dead. Along with features and production on upcoming releases distributed by legendary Hip Hop label Rawkus Records, Timid is not one to sleep on. The Hip Hop world is a big place and Timid is determined to stake his claim in it.
“The skills are there, make no mistake about it…Timid can definitely be an emcee to look out for in the future.” – MVRemix.com
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