Taiwan Jackson, known professionally as Ted Glxry, grew up on the South West side of Fort Worth, Texas. He was introduced to music by his late uncle Ted and his cousin R.O.T.T. Beatz known as RASKAL ON THA TRACK. This helped inspire him to start rapping at the age of 12. His biggest musical influences growing up were Eminem, Outkast, Chamillionaire and Tupac, though he grew up listening to Southern rap music including UGK and 8ball and MJG. He is currently wrapping up his mixtape Project Edie’s.
“Canna Butter Whippin Remix” by Ted Glxry feat. C.W Chris Whitener of MagicalButter
I was inspired to write this song based off my love of weed and I felt like no one was rapping about my favorite part of the cannabis world — making edibles! There are so many fun things you can do and make with infused oils and butters. When I wrote the “Canna Butter Whippin Remix,” I was excited because I knew I would have something new to listen to for myself and a tune to share with friends. But, I did not expect a major cannabis company like MagicalButter or all these people reaching out to me, to actually vibe to the song in such an impactful way, so it has been an amazing journey.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
This is the song that made me want to go after everything in life and not take no for an answer. Eminem is my favorite rapper of all time, no debates. And this was that song that just made you want to snap on life and think outside the box, just do you and do not worry about the background noise. So, this is heavy in my playlist. “You better lose yourself in the music / The moment, you own it, you better never let it go / You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow / This opportunity comes once in a lifetime, yo.”
“SpaceShip” by Kanye West
This song always takes me to a happy place. It makes me think about the message of just wanting the freedom to be your own boss, not wanting to settle in life for anything — this song represents my rebel side. Kanye really did his thing with the beat and the chorus. It’s definitely in my top five favorite songs of all time and it was a big inspiration for me wanting to own my own stuff.
“I Ain't Mad At Cha” by Tupac Shakur
This song was made by one of my Uncle Ted's favorite rappers, the late great Tupac Shakur, so it reminds me of the days growing up… summer days in Texas just vibing with family, being kids and playing from morning until evening at so many house parties. This song and all of Tupac’s tunes would be blasting loud around the neighborhood. This is the perfect vibe and brings up so many emotions since my Uncle Ted is no longer with us. I had to put this in my Weedsday Playlist.
“Magical High” by Ted Glxry
“Magical High” is one of my favorite projects I’ve done so far. The song just has that stoner vibe and energy to it. It reminds me of a crossbreed strain of sativa and Indica— it's going to keep you up like a sativa and hit you hard with the punchlines like an Indica. My thoughts when writing this song? I just wanted to say what I feel and have fun. I didn't really care about what the views would be around the song and it actually turned out really well for me.