Tai’Sean Moore: The Musician

Photo courtesy of Tate Gasch

Senior Tai’Sean Moore is a man of many talents.

He’s a self-described artist, graphic designer, dancer, producer, and basketball player. But it was his music skills that stole the show at Riverside’s prom.

He recently displayed one of his many talents at Riverside’s prom. 

Moore performed one of his previously unreleased songs called “Moonwalker.” 

“It felt amazing,” Tai’Sean said. “It was a nice experience in a different environment, especially with everybody dressed nice and the lights.” 

This was his second performance of his musical career. The first came during 

 Riverside’s Black History Month celebration back in February. 

“I was pretty nervous at first,” he said. ‘I got through it once I started,” Tai’Sean said. 

Moore credits Riverside teachers for creating the opportunity to perform.

“I am in the hip hop club in Mr. Headen’s class,” he said. “He knew I rapped really well. Ms. Dunkin asked if somebody from the hip hop club wanted to rap [during the show]. She came up to me because I am literally the only one that does it.” 

Moore started his rap career when he was sixteen years old. From a young age he was exposed to talented musicians and artists. 

“My father is also an artist, so it’s kind of in my nature,” he said. “My main inspiration in music are fellow artists such as J Cole and Kendrick Lamer, my family members who are into it, my environment, and most importantly the most high [God]. 

Moore will attend Winston Salem State University in the fall and continue his music career in college.

“Hopefully I will have an even bigger fanbase and really doing my thing,” he said. “I want to be successful, like having my own brand of merch. I would also like to motivate the youth.”

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