1.) Tell us about yourself and your childhood?

My name is Tyler James Niederwerfer. I was born in Englewood, Colorado but I grew up in Iowa. I used to live on an acreage outside of Fort Dodge until around 7th grade when I moved to Webster City. Webster City will always be home to me and will always have a place in my heart because it helped shape me into the man I am today. In school, I was in band and chorus as well as football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track and cross country. I discovered my passion for being an artist my junior year and eventually dropped out to pursue my dreams.

2.) Tell us about a challenging time in your life and what lessons you learned from it?

I find as life goes on it gets more and more challenging but I’ve always felt like nothing good comes easy. Usually, the biggest come-up comes from the biggest setback. Between anxiety, depression, a lack of confidence and low self-esteem my road has been far from easy. But again, it makes me who I am.

3.) What motivates you to follow and pursue your passion?

Life itself motivates me to do everything I can to the best of my ability. I feel like a perfectionist even though I know I’ll never achieve perfection. I just wanna be the best version of myself to help those around me. Music is my way of expressing myself in a moment of time. All of my loved ones help keep me on track and I do this for all of us.

(Photo Credit: Urban City Magazine)

4.) What advice would you give to the new up and coming artist?

Keep pushing yourself past self-limitations and discover who you really are. Focus on what you can't live a day without and forget about “what ifs”. Focus on “what now” and be yourself because nobody else can be.

5.) Have you or how do you do you contribute to the community?

It all starts with a smile. Everybody could use a friend and we all have certain things we need help with. I try my best to help those in need.

6.) Who do you look up to besides your parents?

When it comes to music I would say the artist I look up to the most is Drake. He's versatile and knows how to make you feel the music. When it comes to life I look up to Jesus Christ because he saved my life. I would be a completely different person if it wasn't for him.

7.) What are your goals for the next 5 years?

I don't even try to plan that far ahead. I take life day by day. Eyelid to eyelid.

8.) What is your motto in life?

"Live life to the fullest and love unconditionally."

"Forgive always and believe the same." -Tyler J.

9.) How did you find out about Made4Mankind Clothing?

My homie, DA Younger hooked it up.

10.) What do you know about Made4Mankind Clothing?

Made4Mankind Clothing is one of the dopest brands I have ever known. 

(Photo Credit: Elive Productions)

11.) If you could do a collaboration with Made4Mankind Clothing, what kind of apparel would you choose and why? (T-shirt, Hat, Accessories, Etc.)

Head to toe apparel. Just wait for it.
"Mind Right" - Ty J (Official Music Video)



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