Tsu Surf (aka Tsunami Surf aka Surf aka The Devil’s Grandson) is a Newark, New Jersey based rapper known for his visceral lyrics and domineering presence. Tsu Surf started his career in battle rap over a decade ago. He battled his way to the top of the battle world and is credited as a veteran of the Battle Rap arena. In 2019, Surf began his transition away from battle rap with his January 2019 release of Seven25, debuting at #2 on iTunes and #29 on Billboard across all genres. Seven25 is Surf’s first album since getting shot 5 times in July of 2018. This highly accredited project features two record with MOZZY, a real hood banger Consignment with Buffalo native and Griselda alum Benny The Butcher, the second single off the album features Tokyo Jet and one of Surf’s OG favorites the legendary Beanie Siegel. 2019 was a year that Tsu Surf has established himself as true artist; he was the only active battle rapper to have an album hit the charts the same year he defends his title as one of the best battle rappers in the world. Surf has transitioned from battler and now appears as a commentator/host in many SMACK/URL events. Though he has made a move away from battling, Surf will always remain a staple of the battle culture and continues to contribute to the battle scene as a veteran of the game.
Surf capped off 2019 with a joint project with Mozzy, “Blood Cuzzins.” Surf and Mozzy brought the East and West coasts together with Blood Cuzzins. The pair worked with the likes of Don Q, 42 Dugg, Stacey Barthe, and Boosie Badazz. In 2020, Surf followed up Blood Cuzzins with his project “MSYKM.” MSYKM, an acronym meaning: Make Sure You Kill Me, is a triumphant work celebrating Surf’s new lease on life and showcasing Surf’s ever improving lyricism and collaborative capabilities.
Surf started 2021 with more to say on MSYKM. MSYKM Deluxe dropped in January of this year and marked the start of much more to come. Surf has a mixtape and album on the way; both of these projects will feature heavy hitting collaborations with some of the biggest artists in the game and will forge the way forward for Surf as he continues on his journey to cement himself as a major contender in the industry. In addition to these projects, Surf is set to release some international collabs that will show the world that the Tsu Surf wave is not limited to the U.S.