Independent artist, Tevin Sumblin, known by the name E.R.A has heightened his music career with a feature on the 2022 NBA basketball video game. If you have already or plan on purchasing NBA2k22, you will have the privilege of hearing the Virginia native artist's single, "The Come Up."
Steve Stoute of United Masters & Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics selected his single, “The Come Up,” amongst 13,000+ submission to be a featured soundtrack for this popular game. His song on the game is amongst the line up of other artists including DaBaby, Jasmine Sullivin, Travis Scott, Jack Harlow, Danileigh, Migos, Meg the Stallion, & more.
Since the launch of The Come Up video on YouTube, it has accumulated over 38,000 views. Needless to say, it seems to be a crowd favorite.
This young rapper hails from Franklin, VA, or "the 757" (as many know it ), but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. His rap/lyrical style reflects & has been compared to well-known celebrity rappers such as Wale, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Bryson Tiller, & Logic to name a few. A Facebook status confirmed the common opinion of the rapper's comparison to celebrity artists.
This election for his song to be featured proves that ERA’s talent & skill rightfully deserves to be recognized. This trailblazing moment will lead to this song becoming an instant & soon-to-be classic.; not to mention may be one of the most memorable songs of his career. If you want to be able to rap along with the game, catch “The Come Up” on SoundCloud, Spotify, or Apple Music.
Although, this may be the start of your journey with E.R.A or your 1st time hearing of him altogether, he is no stranger to music. His YouTube channel is racking up views, & his fanbase growth is moving at an accelerated rate.
Prior to his big break with United Masters, music was a hobby that was done in his spare time. He would records covers to some of our favorite songs. My personal favorite was Too Deep For Intro freestyle as he tackled a sensitive topic-- social injustice. The lyrics were both bold & brilliant.
He dropped his EP, "The Anticipated," in 2018 which could be purchased & downloaded on Apple Music. This was just a sample of his lyrical ability.
After the release of his EP, he released several singles, covers, & dropped multiple videos over a course of years such as Family Matters, Bonnie & Clyde, Deep Thoughts, & Remorse 2.0. He's also lowkey been quite the buzz on the internet. He's been interviewed by ShoutOut Atlanta, featured on an independent blogging site, Stephy Says, & featured on Voyage ATL.
If you had no other reason to purchase NBA2K, I just gave you a reason to go cop that.
I would suggest that you join the E.R.A movement so you don't miss out on THE COME UP!