From sketchbooks to rhymes performer, filmmaker, creative director, community artist and designer, Tt The Artist prepares to paint the world with visual language. Through art and music, this artist creates a well-blended sound of hip hop, pop, club and EDM .
Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, it was during her high school years where Tedra Wilson known as TT The Artist discovered her fearless approach to performance. A college-graduate from The Maryland Institute College Of Art (MICA) with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a concentration in video, she postponed pursuing a career in music to make education her number one priority.
While attending MICA in Baltimore, MD, TT The Artist became very involved within various community projects and student organizations within the Baltimore Community. Baltimore soon became her second home. Baltimore enabled her to test the waters and create a reputable name for herself within the local music scene. By the end of her junior year at MICA, she had successfully secured an internship at MTV Networks in New York, NY where she explored her interest in television production both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. After two years of living in New York, she returned to Baltimore to further pursue her passion in music. TT The Artist would go on to showcase her innovative style through live, artistic performances at performance venues throughout the Eastcoast.
At the peak of 2010, TT The Artist alongside Dj Devin Byrnes, Boston bred electro producer, opened up for dance, dj and musical performer Dan Deacon and psych-rock, synth-pop, hip-hop duo, Phantogram. Soon after, she teamed up with the well-known dance dj and producer, Will Eastman, and opened up for the electronic duo, Thunderheist at the trendy and hip performance venue the BLACKCAT, in Washington, DC. Following her collaboration with Eastman, she performed for a massive crowd of hype, young, dance party goers at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, as a part of the Blisspop dance party series featuring International superstars Tittsworth and Nadastrom.
TT The Artist has performed alongside high profile hip hop musical acts such as Oj Da Juice Man, Rich Boy, Cali Swag District, Trina, Teyana Taylor , Yo Gotti, Angel Haze and Ab Soul. She was also the opening act for a Wale and Lyfe Jennings episode of “HIP HOP RAW AND UNCUT” that aired nation wide on the STARRZ IN BLACK network. As a multimedia artist, she caught the attention of executive producers of CW networks "Keepin It Real Tv," and was selected to be a regular host on the television show. Tt's experience in production behind the scenes also led her to co-produce a Baltimore based radio show "Off The Edge Radio." As a rising talent, both internet media and press such as VICE, V magazine, The Baltimore Sun, Fader, Complex , Fact Magazine, Pitchfork, The Baltimore Citypaper and more have highlighted Tt's work. Today, TT The Artist's music can be heard in regular rotation on local and international radio. She has rocked crowds with her fist pumping and high energy performances sharing stages nationally and globally with artists such as Big Freedia, Peaches, Crystal Waters and more . In the Spring of 2013 Rusty Lazer, New Orleans Dj and manager to hot Indie musical acts such as Nicky Da B and former manager of Big Freedia, reached out to her to spark off a major collaboration with the grammy award winning producer Diplo. Her vocals were featured on "Dat A Freak," and released under Diplo's Mad Decent record label as a single. Following her collaboration with Diplo, pop icon Jennifer Lopez reached out to Diplo for her single "Booty" sampled from Diplo's collaboration on the Dat A Freak record earning the self proclaimed Club Queen her first songwriter credits and a major artists album.
TT The Artist makes way to release new music and has been building up her buzz through the edm, hip hop and club music scenes. In the summer of 2015, Red Bull Music Academy took notice of her musical talents and selected her as 1 out 20 artists in the U.S. to feature in the Bonneroo Red bull Music Academy Bass Camp and later on featured her on the United States of Bass Miami with the legendary Uncle Luke. Showcasing for the first time at SXSW music festival 2016, she brought her club banging and fiery raps to the Lose Control showcase where she played alongside Brenmar, Dj Sliink and Dj Shiftee. On the verge of a break out, she has been featured on releases including Sinden "Crystal Maze Ep," Hervé "Dance to my Beat Ep," Ac Slater "Bass Inside," and Baauer's debut album "Aa," alongside major acts Pusha T, Future and MIA. Her collaboration with Baauer "Make It Bang" landed her front and center at the Coachella 2016 music festival where she performed in front of a massive crowd of over 50,000 + festival goers. Her debut album "Queen of the Beat" along with her past releases Art Royalty and Gimme Yo Love Eps are blazing up the dance floors and dj sets globally. With 3 independent tours under her belt "...All Hail the Queen," quotes the Baltimore Sun newspaper as they address her journey from a sheltered upbringing to holding the title as the new self Baltimore club Queen formally held by the late Dj K Swift. There are no limits to her vibrant, party-starting, cross between melodies and provocative raps. Eyes set on new horizons, TT The Artist plans to paint a new spectrum of colors to the music scene through her upcoming record label Club Queen Records, a label that focuses on exclusive music releases by women artists in hip hop, dance music and rnb genres. Today, TT expands her talents to producing and filmmaking as she works on her first feature length film Dark City Beneath The Beat , a musical documentary about the rising Baltimore club and dance culture. ( Watch trailer here wwww.darkcitybmore.com)
Viceland My House Episode 1 "Kitty Klap" Produced by Davomakesbeats
ABC SMILF Episode 108
Netflix Motion Picture Dude "Drop It" produced by Thunderbird Juicebox and Jon Kwest
Netflix Motion Picture Step Sisters " Pum Pum" Produced by Histo
Netflix Motion Picture Step Sisters "Let Me See Ya" Produced by Mighty Mark and Gianni Lee
Motion Picture Logan "Make It Bang" Produced By Baauer
Grownish "Cut It Up" Season 1 Episode 7 Self Produced
HBO Insecure "Real Bitch Problems" Season 2 Episode 2 Produced by Guess Who On The Track
HBO Insecure "Beefin" Season 2 Episode 7 Produced by Mighty Mark
HBO Insecure "Lavish" Season 1 Episode 1
HBO Insecure "Thug It Out" Season 1 Episode 5
NBA March Pride 2016 "Dance to my Beat"
Broad City Season 3 Episode 3 "Dope Girls"
Broad City Soundtrack " Low Drop"
MTV Awards 2015 Song: TT The Artist "Gimme Yo Love" Produced by Schwarz
Adult Swim Off The Air Song: TT The Artist "Thug It Out" Produced by Mighty Mark
Lip Sync Battle Song JLo "Booty" Produced by Diplo credited songwriter: TT The Artist
American Music Awards Song JLo "Booty" Produced by Diplo credited songwriter: TT The Artist
Baltimore City Paper
Red Bull Music Academy
Columbia Daily Tribune
Back Seat Lovin', R3ll, Dimmak Records
Make It Clap, NYC Bass Collective Beat Kitty
Bxrthday EP, TT The Artist, Mighty Mark, self release
Club Up , Gladiator, Insomniac Records
Go To Work, Carpainter, Hot Mom USA Records
MAD, Kabuki, Rodinia EP, Vandal Records
Bam Bam, D Dots, Hot Mom USA Records
Kitty Klap, Davomakesbeats, Molly House Records
Givem' What They Want, Mighty Mark, Moveltraxx Records
Get Ya Shine On FT TT The Artist, Kreayshawn, Cupcakke , So Drove , Nina Pop Records
Dope Girls Shiftee Ft TT The Artist single release
Make It Bang Baauer Ft TT The Artist , Aa Lp
To The Ground Sinden Ft TT The Artist, Dance To My Beat Ep
Dance To My Beat Hervé Ft TT The Artist , Dance To My Beat Ep
Gimme Yo Love EP Nina Pop Records
Sam Binga Bad Bish Ft TT The Artist , Wasted Days Album
Basement Jaxx Big Dope P Unicorn Remix Ft TT The Artist Junto Remixed Album
Art Royalty EP Zoo On Mars Entertainment
No Patience EP "Shake Dem" Cobra Krames Ft Tt The Artist
Nightlife Ep "Shut It Down" Nightwave Ft Tt The Artist
Open Up Your Mind Remix EP "Open Up Remix" - Schwarz Featuring La Chat and Tt The Artist
Calvert St EP "Where All My Freaks At"- James Nasty Featuring Tt The Artist
Control EP "Dirty Works" - Brank and Eloq Featuring Tt The Artist
Get Gully EP "Dat A Freak" produced by grammy nominated producer alongside Diplo and Australia’s Swick. Released on Mad Decent Records Featuring Tt The Artist and Lewis Cancut
Pony EP- Tt The Artist Produced by Schwarz
MONEY MONSTA - Tt The Artist debut mixtape produced by Murder Mark, Baltimore native and voted "2010 Best Baltimore Club Music Producer," by Baltimore CITY PAPER. "MONEY MONSTA," features a fusion of Hip Hop, Baltimore Club, Electronic, and Pop music
NO SLEEP EP - A house inspired dance track produced by the super electro dance DJ Will Eastman featuring vocals by Tt The Artist released under PlantMusic now available on Itunes
Along with her musical journey, Tt The Artist is a contributing mentor, advisor, and teacher and gives back to the community through working with non-profit organizations as well as runs Artistland Productions, an organization that provides creative resources, art and media workshops and events for youth , artists and businesses.