ARTIST: VON TAE’
GENRE: URBAN POP/R&B
Von Tae‘ was recently nominated as “Male R&B Artist of the Year” by the 2012 All Star Music Awards (Hosted by Mama Jones of “Love and Hiphop)
Von Tae’ was born Devante Eugene Jones on August 25th, 1992 in Calvert County, Maryland. He was raised by his musically inclined family who listened to old school R&B, Soul, and Gospel music which sparked his passion for singing at the age of 7. Artists such as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson became a prime influence in his daily life as he looked up to them as his Idols. He was recognized locally for his high vocal ability and swift dance moves during his live performances that paid homage to his idols up until the age of 13 when puberty struck and he suddenly gave up stating, “I can’t sing and hit the notes anymore. I don’t want to be a singer.”
After about 5 years of soul searching, Von Tae’ finally picked up the confidence that he left behind and began writing music and planning the release of his first promo project titled, “Broken Boundaries of Existence” in 2011 which is a collection of upbeat, sassy and inspiring songs geared to touching the hearts of its listeners and giving them an introduction into “Von Tae’s World”.
Following the VIP Album Release Party for his debut promo album in the late summer of 2012, Von Tae’ was featured as a guest on New York’s college radio ‘WQKE 93.9FM The Quake” hosted by Damien Martinez who premiered two tracks from the promo album. As well as having his music played through the college radio airwaves, Von Tae’s talent was recognized and it earned him a nomination as “Male R&B Artist of the Year” by “The All Star Music Awards” which is an independent award show that recognizing some of the hottest upcoming and unsigned acts.
Von Tae’ has also been selected by label A&R’s to be a part of Robert Curry’s “The URock Tour” which gives unsigned artists the opportunity to perform alongside mainstream artists and gain national exposure. The tour is partnered with Def Jam records, Big Cat Records and Warner Brother Records. As Von Tae’ continues on his path of excellence he hopes that he can inspire, empower and liberate those who listen to his music from the pain that they feel. His says that he wants his fans, who he calls “Tae’ Society” to be as “fearless and life-loving” as he is and spread the message it to the world.
One day at a time, he’s developing his legacy by building his brand and mastering his craft. His approach to the music Industry is to not fit the latest trend but to create his own lane and leave his mark as the new voice in the world of R&B and Pop culture.