My name is Tempo. I am an ASCAP Television Music Award winning songwriter & SAG/AFTRA singer from Los Angeles CA. I've worked with J.Lo, Robin Thicke, T.I., Nelly, CeeLo & Brandy to name a few. Also I'm the singer of the theme song on Kevin Hart's hit television show
"The Real Husbands Of Hollywood."

I have been engineering & mixing my own records for the past 10 years so I can give you very high quality sounding vocals. I also Produce, Mix & Master. Please inquire about any other services, I have an amazing production company, Atrillion, that can handle everything under the sun! I'm very well connected and have relationships with people in high places. Lets work!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Pro Tools 12
  • AKG
  • API
  • Apogee
  • and a ridiculous amount of really dope plug ins!

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Turn around time for Vocals (song already written) are 5 days or less. Turn around time for Writing & Vocals (track provided) 7 days or less.

Reviews of Tempo

  • Default-avatar15 days agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is an amazing talent. He put life to a dope track that I've been working on and he knocked it out of the park with his vocals. I'm looking forward to working with Tempo again very soon.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    I enjoyed working with Tempo! He has a way of bringing music to life! He is very good with melody and writing lyrics. I worked with him on three songs and all three songs turned out to be beyond amazing. Tempo understands what your wanting in a song and he completes the task. He is loyal and he will get the job done.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543about 1 month agoby Verified Review

    My mans Tempo always bring that creativity to the project! Its always great working with him! 💯

  • Default-avatarabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Great voice and professional records!

  • Listing_thumb_eviction_recordsabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Great communication from start to finish which was worth 5 stars alone. I originally recorded the hook but it was missing something to make it really stand out. I came across Tempo on this site and thought I'd see what a professional singer can do, man did he ever deliver. He turned a good song into a great song. Highly recommended.

  • Default-avatar2 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has a good voice and has sung a difficult song with the emotion and feeling needed to uplift the composition. He is talented and should go places.

  • Listing_thumb_image3 months agoby Verified Review

    Great experience working with Tempo... Very talented, professional, and down to earth. Will definitely work with again in the future... Thanks for everything...

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is very talented and great to work with. I will definitely be working with him again soon.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    I recently worked with Tempo to record vocals and he was amazing to work with. I loved the sound he created and it was a very enjoyable working environment. I definitely plan to work with him again soon and highly recommend him to anyone who wants a great high quality sound.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Did a track with Tempo the first didn't really fit what i wanted so without hesitation he worked through the night to help create a new super song ! THANK YOU will be looking forward to working with him again

  • Listing_thumb_ibrahim_dia3 months agoby Verified Review

    Wow, words cannot explain the amazing experience I have had working with my Bro Tempo Stokes. The level of professionalism and worth ethic is out of this world. He will provide you not only with a hit song, but perfectly comped vocals and a clean professional mix. He will take your song to the next level and inspire greatness

  • Listing_thumb_ra_da_noc__2_4 months agoby Verified Review

    Is the man when making a song. And follows direction well. Smash hit!

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Did another awesome job for me! Tempo is a really cool and talented artist. Very easy to work with, flexible, helpful and he is really good at what he does. He know his stuff and delivers beyond expectations. Thanks again

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is an amazing singer and songwriter. He deliver high quality sounding vocals. No post processing required.

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    Great Artist! My first project with Tempo and he did a fantastic job with it! Extremely easy to work with and flexible with good advice from him always. Very pleased indeed. Will definitely come back to Tempo very soon! Thanks

  • Listing_thumb_dsc_00124 months agoby Verified Review

    Mix came back solid. Easy guy to work with. Definitely recommend.

  • Listing_thumb_lookdownwithheadphones4 months agoby Verified Review

    Will for sure work with Tempo Stokes again! Fast, good and professional all at once :)

  • Listing_thumb_photo14 months agoby Verified Review

    really easy to work with tempo !!

  • Listing_thumb_andy_motion5 months agoby Verified Review

    I have had the good fortune to work with Tempo on several songs. He is just so gifted that he makes it look so easy but I know that it takes a special talent and hard work for the vocal outcome of each song. I am honored and humbled to work with such a superstar musician

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    great job

  • Listing_thumb_img_06055 months agoby Verified Review

    GREAT writer!!!!!!

  • Listing_thumb_stefan15 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo shows what a difference a great singer can make to a good song... actually making it great! In addition, he is able to deliver this little bit of extra quality which only come from artists who are able to follow their own interpretation because they can. Easy going guy, great work, will definitely work with him again!

  • Listing_thumb_tropical_portrait5 months agoby Verified Review

    I would say Tempo is one of the best males on Soundbetter. I sent him the track, and within days I had an amazing sample of the record. He was able to take my track to the next level with the touch of his unique talent. With his awesome tone, musical ear, and flexibility, I would recommend him to any professional looking to perfect thier song.

  • Listing_thumb_matttoon5 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo killed my record. Can't wait to work with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_analog_pic5 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a very talented vocalist. He took the material given to him & brought my song to life. He demonstrates more than 100% effort into each & every track, followed by true professionalism. Thanks man

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    The quality of Tempo's work is amazing. He took the content and ideas I gave him and created vocals that will take my project to a new level. He communicates well, works quickly and gives good feedback. He's a talented and very professional artist.

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Work I had Temp do for me was PERFECT!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Amazing Singer! Will work with him on future projects

  • Listing_thumb_soundbetter5 months agoby Verified Review

    I tried Tempo out as I was impressed by his already outstanding high reviews. And well, here comes another ! Tempo completely lived up to his 5 star status. He has a excellent voice, and his vast vocal experience and professional outlook on the job caused the track to come to life. Better than expected ! I highly recommend him for your vocal needs

  • Listing_thumb_11875051_413653368837534_2834113198801052246_o5 months agoby Verified Review

    - - - TEMPO - - -
    *** AWESOME LYRICS ***
    *** SICK VOCAL PERFORMANCE ***
    (Can't wait to make more songs with you!)

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    amazing

  • Listing_thumb_11875051_413653368837534_2834113198801052246_o7 months agoby Verified Review

    Awesome to work with, he is working fast and on a very professional level! What I loved too is, what Tempo is giving you a real feedback to your song. Can't wait to release this song officially!

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_1425437 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is the TRUTH!!!! I love collaborating with him.

  • Listing_thumb_15380629_10154098378877314_394172546040721292_n7 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a true professional. By adding his vocal touch, the record became an excellent record. I highly recommended Tempo for any clients interested in hiring a true artist with real talents and an understanding of music composition and harmony. He went above and beyond to provide or team what we needed to make our record excel.

  • Listing_thumb_img_2747.jpg7 months agoby Verified Review

    My experience with Tempo was superb! Tempo completely turned around my song into a hit. He is very professional and friendly. If you want to make hits, then this is the guy to hire!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    I got the track from tempo and my mind was blown away with how amazing it sounded. Tempo's talent is off the charts and his pricing is amazing. Top notch guy who I will definitely be working with again.

  • Listing_thumb_image8 months agoby Verified Review

    Very informative and helpful. Creates great melodies and lyrics!

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has done a great job on the track. He knows exactly how to handle business and is a real pro. Thanks again a pleasure ,,,

  • Listing_thumb_20141106_1316208 months agoby Verified Review

    Second work with Tempo, he doesnt disappoint, this guy can connect with your music and make a real good lyric and performance.

  • Listing_thumb_img_10218 months agoby Verified Review

    Worked with Tempo again. He is always professional and super quick turnaround. Will do more business once again in the near future.

  • Listing_thumb_20141106_1316209 months agoby Verified Review

    my experience with Tempo was fast and clear, had a song that needed lyrics and voice, and he managed to overcome my expectations. the recording was perfect, with a clear voice and the melody proposal that fit in well with the song.

  • Listing_thumb_20141106_1316209 months agoby Verified Review

    my experience with Tempo was fast and clear, had a song that needed lyrics and voice, and he managed to overcome my expectations. the recording was perfect, with a clear voice and the melody proposal that fit in well with the song.

  • Listing_thumb_20141106_1316209 months agoby Verified Review

    my experience with Tempo was fast and clear, had a song that needed lyrics and voice, and he managed to overcome my expectations. the recording was perfect, with a clear voice and the melody proposal that fit in well with the song.

  • Listing_thumb_img_17559 months agoby Verified Review

    Once again, it was a great pleasure to work with Tempo together. He is a wonderful person, an excellent collaborator, very creative artist and a great singer. I´ll be happy to work with him again!!!

  • Listing_thumb_andy_motion10 months agoby Verified Review

    Does not matter the job, Tempo is the consummate professional. Incredible singer and majorly talented performer

  • Listing_thumb_10478525_10154506848295427_6785755898727679665_n10 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is amazing, very professional, sensitive and creative.

  • Listing_thumb_jefferson_parish_logo_purple_white_fill10 months agoby Verified Review

    Did vocals on four songs, and he was professional, skilled, and easy to work with.

    They were all different, but he seamlessly adjusted between R&B, rock, pop/salsa, and rap.

    Note on responsiveness – I never had to wait long for a response. He kept in touch throughout, which helped, as variables were always changing.

    I highly recommend him.

  • Listing_thumb_jefferson_parish_logo_purple_white_fill10 months agoby Verified Review

    Really great vocalist. Very easy to work with and matches the reference vocal tracks well. I would recommend him anytime!

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a supremely talented writer and vocalist. Who helped me realize the vision I had for my record. He was professional, and had a quick turnaround for my record, all while managing to maintain, and deliver a high quality track. If you trying to get that cutting edge sound, hit this dude up.

  • Listing_thumb_jefferson_parish_logo_purple_white_fill11 months agoby Verified Review

    Great guy to work with!

  • Listing_thumb_20160325_20154311 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo Stokes added the professional sound I needed for my song. Looking forward to working with him again.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a great talent.
    Collaborating with him is fantastic.
    Accurate, Fast and Professional!
    You are great Bro

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has a phenomenal voice. Will definitely work with him again in the future.

  • Listing_thumb_img_175511 months agoby Verified Review

    Thank you for the smile upon my face, Tempo! Very beautiful voice, very nice person, and absolutely pro!!!

  • Listing_thumb_andy_motion11 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a master artist. I can't believe I have the good fortune to work with someone so talented! Another job done to perfection!

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo came through like no other. Loved the track he did for me. He is prompt, creative, and talented. Looking forward to working with him on future projects.

  • Listing_thumb_edv1n11 months agoby Verified Review

    Fantastic experience. I will definitely work with Tempo in the near future.

  • Listing_thumb_g111 months agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with you, the result is perfect,
    Thanks alot

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo was very easy to work with and highly professional. I asked for both writing and tracked vocals and he delivered promptly and to a very high level of quality. 10/10 will come back.

  • Listing_thumb_andy_motion12 months agoby Verified Review

    amazing talent! really easy to work with and the track was pure fire

  • Listing_thumb_youtube_cover12 months agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has great talent.
    His lyric and voice are sooooooo good.
    I will work with Tempo next my track.

  • Listing_thumb_me_and_neyo12 months agoby Verified Review (Client)

    Tempo was a great client. He knew exactly what he wanted and was a pleasure to work with!

  • Listing_thumb_paul_wall12 months agoby Verified Review

    Great collaborator and spot on with the vocal recording. Delivered a high quality job within the timescales and always upbeat and pleasant in his communication.

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent! Great communication and delivery!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great talent!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo made me the perfect song!!! I was looking for a cover of a Bruno Mars song with custom lyrics to surprise my fiance. Tempo, once contacted, replied swiftly, gave me a time frame that he kept, and just delivered wonderful singing to the lyrics I provided. His voice is 100% spot-on with a great range (especially high vocals). Tempo: thank you!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Honestly--- this dude is too awesome! timely, professional, hot tracks, hot lyrics, damn... I'm blown away

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    We making hit over here.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Steady making them hits.

  • Listing_thumb_andy_motionabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a brilliant singer and musician. The ultimate professional. I feel fortunate to have such a world class performer to work with

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo Stokes has exceeded all my expectations. Excellent all around! Highly recommended!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is definitely a brilliant talent. He's got a great voice and very timely on the turnaround! Thanks!!!!

  • Listing_thumb_plusamanagementabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing singer... He understands what the song needs and applies it. Great results and fast turnaround. Quality and professional. Thank you. Will definitely keep coming back to Tempo for more songs.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Awesome work as also.

  • Listing_thumb_puerta_9_bwabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is very professional and extremely talented. He basically took my song to another level, the vocals sound amazing! I highly recommend working with him.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo did a great job with the vocals. I provided scratch vocals (and I'm a terrible singer) and he saw my vision and brought it to life. He listened to what I wanted and had no issues with making the revisions I later asked for. A real pleasure to work with and great guy in general. Looking forward to working with Tempo again.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Beyond impressed with the quality and delivery of this record. This was the first time I used a vocalist while not being present in the studio but Tempo over delivered and did so FAST.. Management loved the rendition so much we're already close to placing this. I highly recommend him for any work and I'll be utilizing his services ALOT!!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Mr. Stokes took my track and basically made it his! He really knows what he's doing. Great vocals, and very professional.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is the man! I highly recommend working with him on any project you want to take to the next level. The greatest pleasure as a songwriter is to hear the interpretation of your work by someone else and once he added his vocals on the track, he took it to another place. The job was done quickly and efficiently, can't wait to work with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_soundcloud_picover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    An absolute pleasure to work with and a true professional! GREAT tone, professional recording, and speedy delivery. I will definitely be a repeat customer

  • Listing_thumb_silosover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    My music is close to me. My music is personal. My music is a part of me. When I hand my music over I need the same passion, dedication and commitment to quality as I would put in myself. This is exactly what I got when I worked with Tempo. 5 star General!

  • Listing_thumb_img_3963over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo rocked! Delivered super fast and professional. We'd absolutely recommend!

  • Listing_thumb_marigoldfullsize-9over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo was an absolute pleasure to work with. He has great musicality and an enormous gift for writing hooks. He was responsive, professional and efficient. I'd definitely recommend him to others.

  • Listing_thumb_3over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Highly Recommended !!!!
    Tempo you are a TOP Draw Artist !!!!!! You are definitely the boss when it comes to writing Lyrics !!!!!!
    And to add a cherry on top you have an amazing voice as well ....
    You are a true born genius !!!!! look forward to working with you again in the near future :):)
    Jazzy

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    tempo did a great job with my song! can't wait to work with him again!

  • Listing_thumb_headphones_wide_by_molotov_artsover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has a great sound. Helped me get a track going that needed vocals. Professional and fast.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    ." I've used Tempo a few times now and he is always professional and right on the money with his vocals." Ed F.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Straight Fire working with you as always

  • Listing_thumb_somebollocksover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Such a boss, got straight on it, perfect vocals would definitely work with again. Very cool and unique. Made my song an instant HIT. Would definitely recommend, he's dope.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150427_142543over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo has an extremely talented songwriting ability. I originally wanted just a hook and within hours he already had it together. Once I heard it, I was completely mind blown at the level of quality it was with such a fast turnaround. His lyrics are very catchy and his style is modern for today's music. He's my #1 go to guy on SoundBetter.

  • Listing_thumb_11336815_908944192495039_1250849428558401035_oover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing Job!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo did a great job. This is the second time I've used him and I've been
    very satisfied both times. I would use him again.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20150208_154033over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Awesome, booked Tempo for vocals on a Song, and it just turned out brilliant! Ace sound, fast turnaround and most important: feeling for the song! Love it.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Great job. You got the sound that I wanted. I would definitely use you again.

    Ed Fox

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing job! He is a professional, and I'm happy to work with him

  • Listing_thumb_donover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    As always, fast delivery & perfect voice!

  • Listing_thumb_img_0007over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    You have to work with Tempo to truly appreciate his contribution! He's a pro in every sense of the word who will deliver! Look forward to working with him again :)

  • Listing_thumb_donover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo is a great singer, a very good voice, and he works fast and accurate. I will hire him again, very good voice for my dance music.

  • Listing_thumb_img_1021over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Maaaaaaan where do I start?!! Tempo is that dude!!!! He literally murdered the song. He delivered exactly what I asked of him. He took my track to the next level in less than 24 hours!!! Very quick, very professional sound, very affordable compared with his talent level! You will not be disappointed!

  • Listing_thumb_suehannahover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Tempo was excellent to work with. Very professional! His turn-around time was very quick and his vocals and background harmonies were amazing! He was the perfect choice for my pop/funk song. Would love to work with him again.

  • Listing_thumb_eviction_recordsabout 1 month agoby

    Great communication from start to finish which was worth 5 stars alone. I was looking for a professional to sing a chorus on a song I did for my wife, Tempo seemed like the man to deliver and boy did he ever! Turned a good song into a great song

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby

    i write songs also, but what is the cost of your services? to write a song, to produce it?

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby

    Professional !! If he lives by his promise; you ask he delivers; But if you ask him to to do his magic on a song EXPECT A MAGICAL SONG !!! PURE TALENT !

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby

    Tempo was great to work with. Very nice tone, and contemporary sound. He's professional, and patient. He answers emails quickly, and gets the job done fast.

  • Listing_thumb_youtube_cover12 months agoby

    Tempo has great voice and talent.
    His lyric is sooooo good.
    We should do more work!

  • Listing_thumb_youtube_cover12 months agoby

    Tempo has great voice and talent.
    His lyric is sooooo good.
    We should do more work.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Excellent working with Tempo - fantastic vocals! See you on the next one !

  • Listing_thumb_12249575_1509846599314535_6989883046079675078_nover 1 year agoby

    i want to work with him but unfortunately i don't have contact to him,....

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    Really fast responses. Fast turnaround. Really gets into your song! Highly recommended and eager to get working on the next song!

  • Listing_thumb_riley_studioover 1 year agoby

    Tempo is a beast. Been working with him for years. He is a professional that does quality work consistently.

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Interview with Tempo

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I would say J. Lo's last album A.K.A. because I actually came up with the title A.K.A. and co wrote the song with her and T.I.
What are you working on at the moment?
John Legend, Black Eyed Peas, Ariana Grande, Zendaya and my artist Leidy.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Mickey Shiloh. She told me about this site, I owe her big time. Also Joshua Rynew, he is an incredible mix engineer & cello player.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Its 2016, you can do some really cool stuff nowadays.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will deliver some of the best work you've ever heard. Im very confident in what I do so I promise the highest quality you can find.
What do you like most about your job?
The fact that I get to CREATE art for a living. I dont have any boundaries. Music is the greatest job of all time. Without it I would be miserable, really miserable.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much is it gonna cost. lol and that varies.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People think that because I have all these credits that I'm gonna charge them too much so they don't bother hitting me up. Not true at all, if I believe in you and you come off as a genuinely good person with clear goals then I will hook you up.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Are you ready for your life to change? :)
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I write hits. Point blank period. My songs are easily digestible but yet the quality of melodies and lyrics are very advanced. This isn't something I just do for fun, Im REALLY REALLY seasoned. But most of all, I'm a good person. Very easy to work with. I LOVE what I do, and I love helping my clients visions come to life.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My mic, mac, api, pro tools, a really dope keyboard.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been writing music since I was 10 years old so I've always known this is what I wanted to do.
How would you describe your style?
Soul grabbing.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Usher because Usher is the reason I started doing music.
Can you share one music production tip?
Make everything INTENSE. Try to raise the hair on the back of your listeners neck.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, R&B, Soul, EDM
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is Songwriting. I have a way of making very complex and brilliant melodies, lyrics, and concepts easily digestible for the average listening ear.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring LIFE to a song, I try to make my song INTENSE. I want peoples hearts to drop. I want to make people smile, cry, laugh, dream, come alive.
What's your typical work process?
I take the mic out the booth, set it up right next to me and I write, sing, record and mix everything myself.
Tell us about your studio setup.
AKG mic, API Lunchbox, Pro Tools 10 and a lot of programs. A good friend of mine is a big Producer/ Engineer and when I got my new Mac he uploaded A LOT of plugins so I'm stacked.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I would say John Mayer, Usher & Sade are my biggest inspirations. They have had a major impact on my writing.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mostly Songwriting and Demoing vocals