The Race

Album: #SantanaWorld (2017)
Charted: 44

Songfacts®:

  • Taymor Travon Mcintyre is a rapper from Arlington, Texas better known by his stage name Tay-K. Mcintyre started his rap career as part of the hometown collective Daytona Boyz alongside rappers Pimpyz and Santana Sage. He released his first solo song in mid-2015 titled "BIFF XANNEN," which garnered local attention within the Arlington rap scene.
  • In June 2016, Mcintyre was a suspect in a burglary that resulted in the killing of 21-year man Ethan Walker. The teen was one several people connected to the incident and was later arrested and placed under house arrest.

    In March 2017, the rapper removed his ankle monitor and went on the run. Mcintyre made his way to Elizabeth, New Jersey where he recorded the song "The Race" which describes his run from the police and his legal troubles.

    On June 30, 2017, the U.S Marshal Service caught wind of the rapper's whereabouts in New Jersey and re- captured the fugitive teen. Mcintyre was brought back to Fort Worth, Texas, to await his sentencing. He was found guilty of murder and robbery by a jury on July 19, 2019 and sentenced to 55 years in prison.

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