It’s hard to pin Tynieur Prelow down. This classy and sassy hip hop artist, mother, and entrepreneur is always on the move. Known to fans by her stage name, Golden Ego, Tynieur loves music and performing. Even though she’s a single mom working hard in a number of career fields including a tax office to her salon, Golden Ego Beauty of Mesquite, Tynieur still makes time for her music. Through her raw sound and relatable storytelling lyrics she wants to remind women, “Even when you’re juggling everything, don’t give up on your dreams. You got this.”
Born April 23, 1990 in Shreveport, Louisiana, music has always been a huge influence in Golden Ego’s life. As a kid, she grew up with four uncles who were always beatboxing, freestyling, and competing to see who could come up with the best rhymes. Then, her grandmother would bring in more traditional blues and soul music. Surrounded by all this music, it’s no surprise that Golden Ego has developed a complex sound that is influenced by her family and strong female performers like Erykah Badu and Eve with a hint of the edgy, racy lyrics of Trina.
In 1999, Golden Ego’s mother, Kristi, relocated the family to the Dallas area. Kristi was determined to give Golden Ego along with her siblings, Frederick and Kristen, every opportunity to succeed, and she knew life in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex would open them up to new and better experiences. After living in Dallas for just a few years, Golden Ego met her high school sweetheart, Jamal Mike. A talented rapper in his own who performed as Jungle42 Juice, Jamal helped Golden Ego to develop and shape her music style. The couple had two beautiful children, and they continued to work on their music growing, changing, and helping each other to be better performers. Their happy family was tragically torn apart by Jamal’s tragic death on September 5, 2018.
After losing one of her biggest supporters, her partner, and best friend, Golden Ego became even more committed to continuing her musical career not just for herself but to honor Jamal and the support he gave her.
Today, Golden Ego is nonstop. From her many careers to her music and her most important job, being a mom, she is passionate about being a positive influence and achieving success. Her latest single, Wet Dreamz, delivers her unique blend of catchy bass beats, complex rhymes, and female-forward lyrics that her followers can’t get enough of.
She is a regular performer at Ruins in Dallas, and Golden Ego joined the all-female lineup for 97.9 The Beat Spring Fest 2019 performing with Danileigh, Asian Doll, and Meg Thee Stallion at Gas Monkey Live! She has also performed with Money Bagg Yo, Twista, and Jarren Benton.