We can now say that we have gravitated to the age what may seem like the end; including of a do it yourself type of cre- ator. In fact it is just the beginning. When Melvin Thomas Deberry releases his inner feelings and voice at precise melodies and heavy bass, we know that we have a great deal in store. Thomas’ humble beginnings start in the soulful city and The Mecca of down home Blues, Memphis, Tennesee. Known for the legendary Elvis, Eightball and MJG and the best barbecue known to man, Melvin Thomas takes just that with his own twist and gives us his take on hip hop.
The 24 years young musician says, “Music was always around me.” Both his parents played an important part in life and music as a whole. His father is an on air personality at WDIA station in Memphis and his mother a choir teacher, so visits to the station and choir practices were just the usual. Little did he know what was on the way. Fast forward to his third year in college and that’s when it got extremely serious. Skipping the streets and furthering his education for his love of music he pursued Recording Industry as a major. But as we all know he knew, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.
“My dream is to make movie scores, says Melvin.” Lending his hand in production for countless artists on the brink like, Dee Goodz and OpenMic of Nashville and hometown brethren, Bonafide even they realized he was on to something. Releasing his own projects, Soundtrack to Greatness in 2009, which consisted of instrumentals to your favorite movies he had estab- lished himself as more than a “beat maker” but an instrumental musical journalist. “MT is one of the few producers able to give you that Memphis jazz bounce, good feel and just overall good music, says Dee Goodz.” Melvin loves to give us more than producing but the rhymes over his soulful, syncopated beats.
Stories of love, struggle and something we can identify with we all can say…he is well on his way.