Tyler Bryant, better known as his stage name Velous, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer and record producer from Kingston, New York.
He is mostly known for featuring on the song “Adult Swim” by DJ Spinking, and co-producing Kanye West’s hit single “All Day”, which was Gold-certified in the US and subsequently procured a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Song. In 2016, Velous wrote and produced “Flipmode.” In 2017, “Flipmode” became a single on Fabolous‘ Summertime Shootout 3 and served as his debut feature. “When I heard the track it was a dope vibe, so I knew I wanted to become a part of the song. Once I laid my verses I got Chris to add his touch while we were on tour together and the rest is history,” said Fabolous.
He came up with his name after someone told him how marvelous his production skills were; the name is “marvelous” minus the “mar”. In 2011, he released his debut mixtape, Velocity The Mixtape. The release helped him to gain attention from Cus Maven, who signed him to Swanky Music Group. Velous met Fabolous through fellow producer Vinylz, who Velous had frequently worked with during the past year. Vinylz and he went to Fabolous’ studio to check out what he was doing. Ended up playing some of his music, which Fabolous liked.The two ended up recording the song “Gone For The Winter” for Fab’s album The Young OG Project in 2014.
In 2014, French Montana signed him to his label, Coke Boys Records. Montana spoke about Velous in an interview with the Village Voice: “I love his style. He sings. He raps. He’s everything in one.” He revealed that Velous also impressed Kanye West. “He came to the studio and played me like 1,000 songs”, he said, before adding that Kanye West picked “like two beats” from Velous.