“Almost There”-an intro to Tyrik Ballard-Feature Black Artist Presentation

Hello all fashion lovers but this time around, I’d like to also welcome my music enthusiasts as well.

This week’s blog post will explore my night at the Apollo Music Cafe to watch none other than Tyrik Ballard.

Please be sure to continue reading as I introduce to you all, my avid readers, to someone who is not only humble but truly gifted in what he does.

Mr. Ballard exemplifies the ideal R&B male artist this music industry needed for the upcoming years ahead. He exudes that smooth and velvety feel music was lacking these days.

While watching Tyrik perform at the Apollo Music Cafe (and just know that this wasn’t my first time watching him perform) it’s evident that Mr. Ballard is Mr. R&B. Period. (Yes I said it lol) His presence alone truly captivated the attention of the audience. Upon walking down the aisle of the cafe, all eyes along with numerous screams and whoops from devoted fans like myself were heard throughout the dimly lit room.

Mr. Ballard came out dressed in beige Chelsea boots, black coated jeans, a black turtle neck all paired with a camel over coat, wayfarers and a gold cuban link necklace. The pieces alone further gravitated my attention to him as he oozed with sleek perfection.

The lights got low as soon as he hit that stage. The only light that was clear to see was Tyrik’s. He let go of all of his inhibitions and showed the audience not only how meaningful his songs are but also what his artistry truly means to him.

It was an amazing sight to see and being given the opportunity to witness that night at the Apollo Music Cafe was indeed a blessing in disguise for me. Unlike other performances, that night was indeed monumental for Mr. Ballard’s musical career. Not only was he performing in his hometown of Harlem, his name was also shown on the giant marquee the Apollo is famous for. Mr. Ballard’s poster was spread throughout the Apollo truly indicating the level of artistry this young man possesses.

One of the songs Tyrik sang that night entitled, “Almost There” truly resonated with me. The line in particular, “I’m taking control of my life” was a reminder for me that regardless of what has happened in the past, I determine my future and it’s up to me to harness that power.

I was not only thrilled for him about all of these extraordinary things happening but to also witness the excitement in the faces of his loved ones was overwhelming for me. It was clear to see that Tyrik has a strong and supportive family unit and the love in that room permeated throughout the air.

Here’s some photos I took of Mr. Ballard with his permission (and I totally had to take a pic with the star himself lol)





Before I close out this post, I just want to take the time to thank Tyrik Ballard for sharing his gift with the world. I can’t wait to see what else is in store for him and I look forward to his next performance.

For all of you who want to know where you can find Tyrik’s music, his EP, “Almost There” is available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon…basically any and every music outlet out there. Definitely give him your ear. You won’t be disappointed.

You can also follow Tyrik on Instagram at Tyrik Sings.

As I end this blog post, I just wanted to thank those of you who have also been following takemetotheheights on Instagram for everyday fashion inspo!!! All of the support never goes unnoticed.

With peace and love,


Published by Magz

TakemetotheHeights is a blog curated by Magz, a Brooklynite with Dominican roots stemming from both mom and dad. Currently, she spends her time working with children, taking courses for her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education, all the while chasing her wild dreams of fashion design and fashion marketing. TakemetotheHeights style blog is her reflection and admiration towards fashion as she pays homage to Crown Heights. Despite the negative connotations people may paint about areas like Crown Heights, Magz saw it was best to truly capture the essence and beauty of it all.

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