DFW Music News

Introducing The Next Vanilla Ice. (Or: Thanks Soulja Boy--For Nothing.)

Many thanks to the folk's over at Marc Ecko's somewhat new magazine, Complex, for cluing us into the sure-to-be most embarrassing act to come out of the DFW area in some time. In all sincerity.

Let's meet him, shall we?

The man in the above video goes by the name of White Tee, but, in reality, his name is Taylor Leach and he hails from Arlington.

Once upon a time, Leach was apparently a pretty good baseball player at Lamar High, where he once hit a walk-off, game-winning (redundant?) grand slam (as this Youtube video shows). But more recently, he's been a student at Western Texas College (as this video shows--nice cardboard cutout of yourself, by the way, Taylor) and has worked as Soulja Boy's web designer, helping the would-be mogul design and create some sort of social networking site.

In his down time, he creates iPhone magic tricks with Soulja Boy, does the Dougie dance with Lil Wil, and, of course, has some sort of deal with the Arlington-based shoe company Yums, just like Soulja Boy, Lil Wil, Tum Tum and Play-N-Skillz do.

Now, he's dabbling in the music game.

Nothing wrong with any of that. Except that national media outlets like Complex are actually paying attention to his juvenile, sophomoric music, which features no sense of flow and uses the same simplistic beat-making method Soulja Boy does, but to an even lesser degree of success.

(Before anyone starts defending the guy, who, really, just seems more misguided than anything else, please visit his Myspace page, listen to the preview for his song "Booty Meat" and judge his musical merit for yourself.)

So congratulations, legitimately talented local hip-hop acts: Here's another hurdle for you to overcome. --Pete Freedman

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