We had the good fortune of connecting with Tevin Sumblin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tevin, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor for the success of my brand is to stay focused. Trails and tribulations will come, but understanding the end goal is what keeps a person going.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
ERA, also known as Tevin Sumblin, is originally from the small city of Franklin, VA but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Although, this may be the start of your journey with ERA, he is no stranger to music. Before, as a hobby, he would cover familiar beats & songs or freestyle sporadically dropping a dope track & dipping off scene but leaving you wanting more.
In 2018, he dropped his EP, “The Anticipated.” He moved crowds across Atlanta with his performances from this EP & built a strong following.
Nothing is every easy that is worth having. ERA has grinded from the start to create his following and actively involve his fans.
As he matured & developed as an artist, his level of consistency built a national fanbase ranging from the east coast to the west coast. So, not only was he moving Atlanta, he had fans across the country rocking with him & vibing to his signature sound.
ERA’s musical style is rich both in complexity as well as simplicity. His well versed metaphors, euphemisms, & play on words while cleverly addressing authentic hot topics sets him apart from most rappers. ERA confronts adult struggles & acknowledges mature realities with age appropriate lyrics which gives parents the freedom &ability to stream his music while children are present. His lack of vulgarity & profanity makes his lyrics & music that much more memorable with quotable lyrics.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite spots in the city are mainly food spots. It allows me and my wife to spend quality time with each other. Whether its eating hot chicken at Hattie B’s, wining and dining at Little Alley Steakhouse, or enjoying southern cooking at Mary Mac, the food scene in Atlanta is the best place to adventure.
For sure one of the best places to drink and hang out would be OAK Atlanta & The James room. OAK & The James room provide a great vibe to a upscale night out in the city of Atlanta.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to Team ERA. I have a team full of dreams who believe in our goals. Not only are they focused, but they keep me as an artist on the right track. Without my team, there is no ERA.
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