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R&B’s “Defy”ing revolutionary artist Teraj drops EP “DEFY Pt. 1”

By Gino Terrell

When I accidentally called Teraj earlier this month it was perfect timing, he said.

It was perfect because Teraj was anticipating the release of his debut EP “DEFY, Pt. 1.” Officially dropping this past Friday, April 27, the EP includes singles “We Got Each Other” and “Give It Up” adding “Defy” and “Fallen” to the mix. Working on the last two tracks he was so focused that he couldn’t even spend the holidays with family. This is part one of three of his EP “DEFY” leading to his debut album.

“I was going nonstop,” Teraj said of himself working on music and closing a real estate deal in January…

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Artist to Watch: Rising Pop/R&B Artist Teraj Defies the Odds with Debut EP, ‘DEFY Pt. 1’

By Jack Barnes

Miami-born artist transplanted in NYC, a former model and TV personality, Teraj releases his much anticipated debut EP, DEFY Pt. 1. With multiple tracks engineered by the team behind Calvin Harris’ song “Blame” and jointly produced by Danny Bobby, Vezzo and Teraj himself, the debut EP was released on April 27th on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play, and all digital platforms.

The former resident performer at Manhattan’s trendy Iguana Lounge, Teraj, singer and songwriter, is the rising maverick of Pop and R&B. Teraj is also a Cornell graduate who wrote, arranged, and co-produced all of his own tracks for this debut EP, DEFY. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends…

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BRASH! Dishing the Debut | DEFY Pt. 1 by Teraj

New York, NY – Miami-born artist transplanted in NYC, a former model and TV personality, Teraj​ is ready to release his much anticipated debut EP, DEFY Pt. 1​, coming April 27th. ​With multiple tracks engineered by the team behind Calvin Harris’ song “Blame” and jointly produced by Danny Bobby, Vezzo and Teraj​ himself, the debut EP is set to show the industry that Teraj is continuing to shatter his goals…

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Teraj's DEFY, Pt. 1 set for release on April 27, 2018!

Monday, April 9, 2018: New York, NY – TERAJ will release his highly anticipated debut EP DEFY, Pt. 1 on April 27, 2018. Pre-orders available on iTunes and Google Play starting April 15th!

http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1369256165?ls=1&app=itunes

Produced by Danny Bobby, Vezzo and Teraj, himself, DEFY, Pt. 1 is a fusion of Pop, R&B, and EDM that showcases Teraj’s soulful voice, songwriting chops and the creation of his own unique and refreshing sound.

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BRASH! Sept/Oct ’17 Cover Artist, Teraj, Releases New Dance Track “Give It Up”

Former NY model and personality TERAJ releases “Give It Up”, the 2nd single from his highly anticipated debut album DEFY. This new dance track, produced by Bobby Danny,  will get you up on the floor. As soon as the song starts, you’re ready to give in to the beat while Teraj’s vocals keeps you there his lyrics challenges you to stay in the groove.

“I pull you on the dance floor hoping that your skills are worthy/ You drop it down low, bring it back, come hither, work me/ Got me looking like James, feeling good baby don’t hurt me/ Now it’s my turn babe…” Teraj sings in one verse of “Give It Up”.

You may also want to add this track to your run/workout playlist!...

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MCXV: “Give It Up” for Teraj, latest single a banger

A rush of upbeat fun to get the dance floor moving is what “Give It Up” brings.

Teraj dropped his second single “Give It Up” Friday, October 27. The single comes after his debut single “We Got Each Other” and is leading up to his debut album “Defy.” On a Saturday afternoon Teraj takes five from a “crazy day recording” for a phone interview to talk about his latest track that creates a tune easy to dance to.

The song was written a while back when Teraj used to hit up the nightlife scene. When going out he was also looking for someone that would standout, a special girl that could level up to his intensity on the dance floor.

“I’m a crazy dancer. It’s hard to match that vibration,” Teraj said.

Through his banger he states it best what type of girl he’s looking for on the dance floor.

“I pull you on the dance floor hoping that your skills are worthy/ You drop it down low, bring it back, come hither, work me/ Got me looking like James, feeling good baby don’t hurt me/ Now it’s my turn babe…” Teraj sings in one verse of “Give It Up"...

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MEET TERAJ! The Latest Cover Artist for BRASH! Magazine

New season new BRASH! Kicking off our Fall Season, R&B/Pop singer Teraj and ushering us in with his inspiring story of taking chances and keeping his passion in music alive! Along with being an artist, this talent has spent time in front of the camera modeling for major brands and using his social media influence to take everyone on his journey in music and entertainment.

The Sept/Oct ’17 issue also features music releases, exclusive interviews, and highlighting moguls within the Indie Scene. Check out what these brands are doing for independent artists and MAKING NOISE in their own way!

The Sept/Oct ’17 issue of BRASH! Magazine will hit your digital waves on September 16, 2017! Stay tuned…

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Singersroom: INTERVIEWS Singer/Model TERAJ Talks Single ‘We Got Each Other,’ Transition To Music, Architecture, Family Support & More

By Dominique Carson

TERAJ is a recording artist who is truly on the rise! At the age of 32, he is a remarkable singer, songwriter, model, and dancer. His creative journey in the arts began when he was a child and it molded into an incredible artist. Despite his rough living conditions in Miami, TERAJ was determined to have a career in the artists.

TERAJ took advantage of every opportunity that was presented to him, including earning a degree from Ivy League institution Cornell University and modeling. Even though singing and performing was just around the corner, he partakes in modeling for more notoriety. After a test photo shoot, TERAJ became the “go-to” model for music videos. He was cast in numerous music videos such as “23” by Mike Will Made It featuring Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J, and “Stack It Up!” by Meek Mill and Alley Boy.

TERAJ established a successful modeling career, but music called his name. In 2016, he returned to music by recording a single “We Got Each Other” and worked on an EP. This man accomplished a great deal, but for TERAJ, this is just the beginning!

Singersroom.com conversed with TERAJ about his dedication to music, modeling, and his new single...

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TUC Magazine: Next Up- R&B Singer, Model , and Social Media Influencer Teraj

With a soulful and intriguing sound , Teraj is redefining R&B with his upcoming album DEFY which he co- produced. He’s made a name for himself in the modeling, acting , and real estate world with some popular names such as Hermes and YSL to name a few.

Furthermore , he’s also been featured on bravo’s hit show “Million Dollar Listing New York”. His first single “We Got Each Other” converges elements of pop and R&B to make a masterpiece .

He’s the epitome of somebody that is multi faceted and talented at Anything he touches and pursues . Check out his single which is available on Tidal, iTunes, and Spotify.

 Breanna: When did you first start getting into the creative fields such as acting, modelling, and music?

 Teraj: I’ve been involved in the arts ever since I was a kid. I grew up acting, dancing, drawing and painting. A lot of my acting was through my home church, Antioch of Liberty City, and the Florida East Coast Congress of Christian Education. I often landed the leading role in plays and theatrical performances hosted by the Congress’ annual summer show, which is a large scale production. It’s funny remembering that my church family would always say that I was a young Denzel.

It wasn’t until the latter half of high school that I started to show my talent as a singer. Instead of auditioning as an actor for a leading role, I decided that I would finally take a shot at singing live on stage and I landed an opportunity to sing in honor of Grammy Award recipient, Oliver Wells. It was such a surreal experience because the moment that I opened my mouth to sing, I felt an instant transformation as if I found my purpose. At the end of that performance I received a standing ovation from a few thousand attendees, it was insane! From that moment forward, I knew that singing was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life...

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Rolling Out Magazine: Miami-born artist and social media influencer Teraj enjoys life’s big moments

By Yvette Caslin

Sexy, soulful and skilled, Teraj is reinvigorating R&B with his upcoming album DEFY. A former New York model and real estate agent, Teraj has made a name for himself modeling for brands like Hermes, YSL and Aeropostale, and as a reality TV personality with numerous appearances on Bravo’s hit show “Million Dollar Listing New York.”

However, Teraj got his start in NYC while attending Cornell University and secured a residency as a singer at the popular Iguana Lounge in Midtown Manhattan, and now the rising star has co-produced his first album featuring eight brand-new tracks that he wrote as well!

His first single, “We Got Each Other,” masterfully blends the sounds of pop and R&B. Teraj is truly unlike any other artist on the scene and is now available on iTunes, Spotify and Tidal.

Do you actively seek inspiration or does it find you? Or is it a combination of the two?
I’d say there’s definitely a bit of both when it comes to inspiration. I’m constantly surrounded by it. Oftentimes it finds me, and I soak it up like a sponge. Musically speaking, my mind is always and uncontrollably focused on music. I often wake up with songs in my head that were fully written in my dreams. It’s kind of crazy. There are several songs I’ve written in the past, or more accurately I’ve transcribed or acted a vessel from which music comes through, as a result of music from dreams.

Other times, life experiences provide lots of inspiration, whether stemming from love, loss, struggle or triumph...

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