Tahj Mowry Kicks it Out With Japanese Electro Band Boom Boom Satellites « Sugar For Your Soul
For anybody who doesn’t typically watch the Disney Channel former child television star, Tahj Mowry, would have seemed to fall off after of his syndicated show Smart Guy went off the air, but we at Crème know differently.
The 23-year-old actor has not only been featured in movies like Are We Done Yet and Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time, he has also made appearances in The Game, which stars his older sister Tia Mowry, andDesperate Housewives. He has also recently launched his music career collaborating with Japanese electro ban, The Boom Boom Satellites.
While Mowry’s acting career was successful he chose to leave the big screen and pursue his education and passion for football.
“I was doing some Disney channel original movies which is when I started become known as the ‘Disney kid’. I stopped acting for a while to play football. So, for three or four years, I didn’t act – I just played football,” he said.
And did he play. During his senior year as running back for Westlake Village High School, Tahj rushed for more than 1500 yards scoring 19 touchdowns that season. with a record of 14-0 his team became the Southern Section Division IV Champions. his athletic success did not go unnoticed; he was offered an athletic scholarship to play football for the Savannah State University Tigers in Savannah Georgia.
After only a year down south Mowry found that he missed acting enough to leave school and return to it.
“I have been in entertainment my entire life – it’s in my family. I felt like something was missing. I wasn’t full there – and I love football, I still love football. when I was away from acting I really realized how much I missed it, “ he told us.
Darlene Mowry, Tahj’s mom and manager, supported his hankering to get back into acting but insisted that he wait to pursue a singing career.
“I told my mom who is my manager that I wanted to get back in it – that’s also when I told her that I wanted to sing. So she made me sing for her because my mom is the type of mom that will say I love you but that was wack,” he said with a laugh. “When I sang for her she loved it but it wasn’t quite the time for it.”
After some time back on screen he decided that he was ready to chase his dreams of becoming a singer.
“I was blessed enough to find people that really saw the vision in what I saw in myself and what other people didn’t see. Music is really different – unlike acting where you can showcase what you can do on an audition sometimes they have to believe in it before they even know the outcome,” he said.
While he appreciates acting as a God-given talent, Tahj’s passion for singing is deep-seated.
“I am really confident in myself in anything that I do. That’s just me. I have so much faith in myself. It is not me, its all God. I think I have so much confidence in it because it is not me. I want people to try to ex out the actor turned singer thing and just try to respect what I am trying to do as an artist. I have always sang, my entire life so I am not an actor turned singer I have just decided to move forward in my music.,” he said.
Mowry linked up with Michiyuki Kawashima and Masayuki Nakano vocalist and guitarist of Japanese electro band Boom Boom Satellites. in September they released a single entitled “Kick it Out” featuring Flo Rida.
“It was a blessing to be able to come out with this song first because I feel like anything I do from this point will be a lot easier,” Mowry said.
Tahj has self-labeled his music alternative R&B and hopes to revamp the late King of Pop’s “musical panache.” “My number one goal is to bring music back to where Michael [Jackson] had it when he was in his prime. No color lines no color barriers, no race lines. A white person, Asian, Spanish could be at the same table listening to the same song and not think twice about it and love it,” he said.
Looking toward the future Mowry hopes to be able to bring people together through music, creating a unifying sound that crosses color lines and bridges generations.
“I want to be able to give my fans what they want when they want it. I’m not going to stop even when I do get what I want. besides longevity I want to create my own sound – a new sound that’s fresh, that’s new,” he said confidently.
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