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Tela's latest release “Celebrate”, produced by platinum producer Blac Elvis, is a feel good celebration of life with a sound reminiscent of a night in Las Vegas. It is the lead single off of his forthcoming “Grown Rap” project which has a soulful sound mixed with elements of hip-hop, blues and jazz. Production on the album will include tracks from fellow Memphis creatives Jazze Phae, Drumma Boy, Blac Elvis and Atlanta’s own Cory Mo. 

Tour Dates 

22 June FreakNik 

Cellairis Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA

28 June

Luniz & Tela

Uncle Andos Wurld of Weed

401 S Boone St. Aberdeen, WA 98520

30 June

Luniz & Tela

Tony V's Garage

1716 Hewitt Ave Everett, WA 98201

27 June

Luniz & Tela

Jazzbonez

2803 6th Ave Tacoma, WA 98406

29 June

Luniz & Tela

J&M Cafe

201 1st Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104

3 July

Luniz, Tela & Fabo

The Ice Bar Atlanta, GA

5456 W. Fayetteville Rd Atlanta, GA 

ABOUT TELA

 

Tela is a Southern Rap Legend from Memphis, TN who started rapping in the ’90s and has maintained a career that spans two decades. His latest release “Celebrate”, produced by platinum producer Blac Elvis, is a feel-good celebration of life with a sound reminiscent of a night in Las Vegas. It is the lead single off of his forthcoming project which has a soulful sound mixed with a fusion of musical genres.  Production on the album will include tracks from fellow Memphis creatives Jazze Phae, Drumma Boy, Blac Elvis and Cory Mo.

 

Tela infuses Memphis soul with funk, rock and the grassroots sound of Southern hip-hop. He began his career in the late 1990s and landed a deal with Suave House Records where he dropped his critically acclaimed debut album “Piece of Mind”. In 1997, he signed with Rap-A-Lot Records home to multi-platinum artists Scarface and Ghettoboys. His hits include “ShoNuff” featuring Jazze Pha, “Tired of Ballin” and “Sex Faces” with Scarface and Too Short.

 

Tela has formed an independent label 1520 Records which is based in Atlanta and features several talented artists. After a break from the industry, Tela is back and better than ever ready to reintroduce himself to both old and new fans.

Latest Video

On the set of Tela's latest video shoot for his new single "Celebrate" directed by Director Cricket. Tela James is a Southern Rap Legend from Memphis, TN. His latest release