Staten Island has a few hidden gems. Meet Tyrone Briggs, an underground spitter who’s got what it takes to put the borough on the map again. Familiarize yourself with him before he drops his upcoming Scattered Thoughts project.

Standout: "SPARTACUS"

Also check out: "Sweet" (Freestyle)

And: "#COLD"

Name: Tyrone Briggs

Age: 26

Hometown: Staten Island, NY

I grew up listening to: Wu-Tang, Tupac, Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G. Nas, Kanye, Eminem, Mos Def, Talib, Busta, Twista, Outkast, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg.

Most people don't know I: I've been recording for over 10 years. I originally started out in a group called TRP.

My style's been compared to: I don't agree with it but..... many people have compared me to J. Cole, Twista, and believe it or not Busta Rhymes.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Tony Touch and Kay Slay spinning #SPARTACUS on Sirius XM, on back to back nights.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: To be accepted amongst the greats without having to conform.

I'm gonna be the next: Iconic hip-hop artist...... to crossover.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@TyroneBriggs) and SoundCloud

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