Scott Dudelson/FilmMagicMadeinTYO’s debut hit “Uber Everywhere” is an unofficial promotional song for the car service, however, the 24-year-old artist from Atlanta still has to pay for his rides.
When asked if he was contacted by Uber, he tells Billboard, “Nothing super official. But I feel like after so many people ask me about Uber, eventually they’re gonna reach out to do something.”
The “Uber Everywhere” video does not feature any cars, and the rapper says he wanted people to be surprised by the clip.
“I didn’t want to do the typical — ‘Oh, he has an Uber, he’s in the Uber, he’s driving.’ I wanted to capture normal life playing tennis and wearing a turtleneck by the lake.” He adds, “You probably thought I was going to be around a whole bunch of chicks. I wanted to make it where everybody could do it. It’s realistic, not flex. You’re not gonna always have the Magic City strippers and the Ferraris.”
Born Malcolm Jamaal Davis, MadeinTYO moved around the world with his father who was in the military. He says his name was inspired by his time living in Tokyo.
“I feel like high school is the years you grow up, the years you find yourself,” he says. “That’s the stuff that made me — getting in trouble, going off base, going to Tokyo and partying.”
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