As one of the most unique artists of our generation, Teezo Touchdown takes RPS to an uncharted creative space.
Continuing the rollout for his debut album, ended up being ME (set for release on June 23), the Beamount, Texas alt-rock rapper’s latest “Rock, Paper, Strippers” is a beacon of self-expression. Containing all of Teezo’s landmark brand traits — nails, eye-black, shoulder pads, post-it notes and literal fans cheering him on — the WWE-style visual (directed by Teezo and Marcos Segura) is an immersive metaphor for life’s winners and losers.
Teezo — whose previous album cuts “Familiarity” and “5 O’Clock” all travel back-and-forth from the present day and 2018 — learns how to balance his job and musical aspirations, in which he battles storefront boss Ed in a game titled “Rock Paper Strippers.” Despite losing, Ed gives him some advice that keeps Teezo on the right path. “Get this easy money, and then follow your dreams,” he says, sparking a motivating force ahead of the rollout’s next chapter.
An inimitable force staying far from industry tactics, Teezo’s grassroots approach to his music is not only overwhelmingly refreshing, but ultra-unique. Stemming from co-signs in Tyler, The Creator, Don Toliver, Lil Yachty and more, Teezo has amassed a cult following without a proper project — which is a major theme of his elaborate rollout.
With “Familarity,” “5 O’Clock,” “Handyman” (2022) and “I’m Just A Fan” (2021) all sporting his signature post-it artwork, Teezo’s music is inherently more sticky than most. Circle back for his debut album, ended up being ME, on June 23.
This story will be updated.
Watch “Rock Paper Strippers” below!