Rapper Tay K became famous for his hit “The Race”, in which he talked about his life on the run from the police before he was arrested.
So who Tai Kwhat did Tay K do and when will he get out of jail?
Who is Tai K?
American rapper Tay K, whose real name is Taymor Travon McIntyre, was born on June 16, 2000 in Long Beach, USA. California.
Tai Kay’s father, Kevin Beverly, spent most of his time in prison when Tai Kay was growing up.
But Tay Kay’s mom decided to move the boy and his sister to Las Vegas. Nevada when he was eight.
When Beverly got out of prison, the whole family moved to Arlington, Texasin search of a better life.
It was here that Tai Kay attended high school before dropping out in 9th grade and that was the moment he really started to focus on his music career.
Tay K’s career began when he was only 14 years old as part of the Arlington rap group Daytona Boyz along with rappers Santana Sage and Pimpyz.
They released their first track titled “Drift” in December 2014.
Six months later, in August 2015, Tay K released his solo song “BIFF XANNEN” on his SoundCloud audio distribution platform. A month later, he also released “Sly Cooper”, which received significant attention from the Arlington rap scene.
Several of his other songs, including “Megaman” in March 2016, became popular, but only after he was arrested on capital murder charges.
At 17, the teen rapper hit “The Race” while on the run from the police after escaping from house arrest.
Recorded during his stay in New Jersey during the run, the song was posted on YouTube two hours after his arrest.
“The Race” debuted at number 70 on the US Billboard Hot 100 after a huge “#FRETAYK” hashtag campaign demanded his release from prison.
The hit peaked at number 44 on the US Billboard Hot 100 before being certified platinum by the RIAA in January 2018.
What did Tai Kay do?
Tay K first got into trouble with the law on January 1, 2016 after performing at a New Year’s Eve concert in Denton, Texas.
The teenager was in a car with one of his Daytona Boyz members, Eric “Santana Sage” Johnson, when Johnson shot the young woman in the head.
University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner died at a bus stop.
Although Johnson pleaded not guilty, he was sentenced to 44 years in prison. Tay K has not been charged in the case.
However, in July 2016, Ty K was implicated in a major criminal incident after he and six people were arrested on capital murder charges related to a home invasion of a dealer in Mansfield, Texas, resulting in his death. .
The two women and Ty K conspired to break into the house by seducing 19-year-old Zachary Beloat.
Armed with weapons, Tai K. and several other people said they wanted to steal money and drugs. However, the heist went wrong and Beloath’s friend Ethan Walker was killed after a confrontation ensued.
Tai K admitted his involvement in the robbery during interrogation police.
The teenager was placed under house arrest in January 2017 while he awaited court hearings.
But just days before the hearing on March 27, 2017, Tay Kay and another suspect turned off their ankle bracelets before fleeing to San Antonio, Texas.
While on the run, the suspects allegedly shot 23-year-old Marc Anthony Saldivar during a robbery near a Chick-fill-A store in the same city.
In another incident, Tai K was identified while queuing after Owney “Skip” Pepe, 65, at Cravens Park was robbed and passed out in Arlington, Texas.
The rapper then traveled to Elizabeth in New Jersey where he recorded the hit “The Race” in which he talked about his life on the run.
Tai K. was captured on June 30, 2017 and transferred to an adult prison on July 20, 2017.
When will Tai Ke be released from prison?
On October 3, 2017, additional murder charges were added to Tay K’s case involving the San Antonio incident, for which the rapper and his legal team wanted to be treated as a minor.
In February 2018, one of Tai Kay’s accomplices was sentenced to 20 years in prison for homicide and charges of aggravated robbery.
Another suspect pleaded guilty and agreed to a deal with the prosecution in which she would testify against her co-defendants, including Ty K.
A third suspect was sentenced to life in prison without parole for Walker’s murder.
Two other suspects were sentenced to 25 and 40 years in prison respectively on the same charges.
On May 24, 2018, it was confirmed that McIntyre did not face the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole.
On the first day of the trial on July 15, 2017, Ty K pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated robbery in the home invasion case, but on July 19, the jury found him guilty of murder and a third count of aggravated robbery.
The rapper’s song “The Race” was used as evidence during the trial.
Ty K, just 19 years old, was sentenced to 55 years in prison on the murder charge, an additional 30 years on one count of aggravated robbery, and two more 13-year sentences on other aggravated robbery charges.
Since the prison terms will be served simultaneously, Tai K will only be eligible for parole after 27.5 years, after January 23, 2047.