During her lunch breaks in high school, Tedra Wilson started rapping with another girlfriend. “I was inspired by how much respect she would get through using her voice and literally battling all the boys with classic rhymes and freestyles. That is when I realized I wanted to rap.” The early foundations for TT the Artist were laid.
Throughout her years at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Tedra spent her time hosting live shows and events. After a two year adventure in New York City, she finally settled for Baltimore, the city where she’s been developing her unique sound.
TT the Artist is known for her refreshing attitude, fierce rapping style and powerful confidence. Her sound is heavily influenced by Baltimore club, a breakbeat musical genre that gets a club lit at sky high BPMs. Add Miami bass, hip-hop, 90’s dance, R&B and EDM into the mix and you’ve got TT the Artist. Her art school background shines through the artistic direction on all her releases: bold colors and flawless style.
On Bxrthday—her newest release premiered on Noisey—TT the Artist wrote all the songs and also produced them. Dip into the making-of process of the EP and TT’s musical universe.
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The club artist uses sounds from Baltimore and Jersey for a fun-filled project.
With the release of her debut album Queen of the Beat last year, TT The Artist has the biggest year of her career. The self-proclaimed new Baltimore Club Queen's 2015 tracks "Lavish" and "Thug it Out" appeared on HBO's hit show Insecure. "Dance to My Beat," a collaboration with French producer Hervè, appeared in an NBA commercial. TT has no plans of letting that momentum fade for 2017, either.
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Thank you to to all the dancers who made this possible! Special shout out to Princess Shaw, Tameka, Skip, Kilrbourne and Toroes D Thomasand @blayre_ for helping me wrap up my upcoming music video Dig. They are black film makers from Baltimore and recently moved to New Orleans to create their first feature film titled The People of Mardi Gras. Please take the time and follow their journey on Instagram at @waasifilms and also follow their film on Facebook @The People of Mardi Gras. You can also learn more on their website www.waasifilms.com #filmmakers #waasifilms #film #nola #bmore #tttheartist #waasi #music #musicvideo #art
On a new track from Baltimore club instigator TT The Artist and collaborator Mighty Mark, the pair aims to bring everyone to their party with a rotating selection of back-and-forth chants punctuated by the song’s title, “Say Yeah.”
Released on the London label Moveltraxx, “Say Yeah” is the opening track from Street Bangerz Factory #06, out February 10, a compilation that also features cuts from Teklife affiliate DJ Earl, UK producer Maribor, and the first official release from young French club auteur Alex Autajon.
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TT The Artist takes on a 90's classic 'Gangsta's Paradise' cover prod. by Marat Leon ft. Miz Jaxxxn Free Download
After self funding my music video tour across the country. I see that if I really set out to do something and put the energy out into the universe...God will align the stars. This was no easy tasks and I poured ever bit of my resources into it. I came out strong and more inspired than ever to press forward with my other creative endeavors that have been in the incubator.
My next tasks will be to complete a film I set out to do 6 years ago #DarkCity: Beneath The Beat the rebirth stay tune. Working hard to put Baltimore club culture narrative on the big screen. I have partnered up with an amazing film crew and it's going down in the 410.
If you know of any grants or corporate companies that support funding for films that highlight the arts, women or black filmmakers please drop me an email email@example.com or dm me.
Much love to all the people who supported this start up project 6 years ago. I wanted to come back and do Baltimore right and show the world the beauty beneath the beat from this bubbling city!
About 3 months ago I branched out on a self funded music video tour to connect with dancers across America. I am proud to say "That's a wrap!" Stay tune Dig official music video coming soon. I set out for 8 but managed to film in 7 cities capturing local dance communities in Los Angeles, Miami, Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta and New Orleans. Much love to all the amazing dancers and videographers who took part in this unique collaborative experience
Check out this short teaser featuring rising dancer Dior Forbes and Mighty Mark and Thunderbird Juicebox Dig Baltimore club remix.
Filmed by Toroes and Blayre Waasi Productions
Edited by TT The Artist
Mighty Mark http://www.mightymarkadventures.com/
@tbjb Thunderbird Juicebox
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Hey It's TT The Artist and I have put together a special soundcloud playlists of some of my biggest collabs, features and fav club bangerz featuring Diplo, Anna Lunoe, Mighty Mark, Blaqstarr, Sinden, Big Dope P, Branko, Baauer, Shiftee, AC Slater + more
Baltimore scene stalwarts TT The Artist and Mighty Mark have shared "Say Yeah," an infectious new collaboration off the forthcoming Street Bangers Factory, Vol. 6 compilation on London imprint Moveltraxx. Put together from a Miami bass template and lyrically shouting out just every possible listener—whether they're late on their rent, need a drink, or look like Beyoncé—the track is a no-holds-barred celebration of the kind of carefree empowerment most commonly found on crowded dancefloors.
TT The Artist gave THUMP some backstory for her creative process via email. "I was inspired by a 'call and response'-style delivery when I wrote 'Say Yeah,'" she said. "I wanted to make a song that people of all backgrounds could relate and sing along to."
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TT The Artist
Queen of the Beat (self-released)
The Queen Bee of Baltimore party music has been blowing up, from her 2015 “Lavish” track being featured on HBO’s new series, Insecure, to her “F Trump” single with DJ Mighty Mark making it to the top of Spotify’s United States Viral 50 (beating out The Weeknd!). Now, after two strong releases and a handful of infectious hits, the 32-year-old MICA alum has dropped her aptly named debut. Across 22 tracks, she lays an addictive foundation of breakneck Bmore Club beats, heavy hip-hop bass, and hints of EDM and house, then slays with fierce lyrics ranging from witty, energetic spits to thoughtful ruminations. Simply put, TT is pure fire, and on this robust record, she establishes herself as an artist to notice on the national stage. Cover art by Nicole Fallek
While the world is getting caught up in the #MannequinChallenge, Baltimore is busy having a party all to itself. Lucky for the rest of us, TT The Artist is sharing a part of that function with her track “Dig”–in particular, the dance craze started by the dance crew TSU. Seeing others like Kaelynn Harris and Cortland inspired her to do more with the song.
The original track, produced by Snappy Jit, leans more towards EDM but the remix from Thunderbird Juicebox and Mighty Mark is a flurry of bigger bass and colorful synths.
TT is also working on a music video tour for “Dig.” Starting a month ago, she started working with dancers from eight cities to showcase various street style dances derivative from each region. She’s about halfway through the tour. She’s hit Atlanta, LA, Baltimore, and New York. New Jersey, New Orleans, Miami, and her hometown Fort Lauderdale are what’s left. She’s worked with Tommy The Clown and SayQuon Keys so far. You can support her on this tour by purchasing the remix on iTunes and watch what she has so far above.
TT had this to say about the remix to us via email:
“One of the great things about creating dance music is it’s universal appeal. ‘Dig’ is one of those songs that can get anyone out of their seat and dancing. As an independent artist one of my goals is to continue to push creativity and collaboration so I decided to put together a music video tour where I would travel to major cities and create a platform that would highlight various street dance cultures from Baltimore club footwork to Los Angeles krumping. This tour has also enabled me to connect and build with new fans my music on a more personal level than I have ever experienced before!”
TT The Artist and Mighty Mark today released a video for their Baltimore Club banger 'F* Trump'—the words "Fuck Donald Trump" make up, like, half the lyrics—and it got us thinking about some of the other great songs Baltimore musicians have made in protest against the hateful, fascist whack job accused of sexual assault who an alarming amount of people think is fit to be president. Like a lot of Americans, we're looking forward to this whole thing being over but also feeling a bit anxious about a Trump win. So here are some songs to get you hyped before you head to the polls to not vote for that dickbag.
The Bmore Real tour is a Baltimore club and dance music infused tour highlighting the culture of Baltimore club music and dance. The tour showcases club music and dance vibes featuring the new Baltimore Club Queen , TT The Artist who has showcased at the 2016 Coachella, SXSW and Made in America festivals and worked with influential dj’s such as Diplo, Baauer and Anna Lunoe. Mighty Mark Baltimore’s club music hero voted 2011 Best Baltimore Club Producer by Baltimore’s City paper. Jersey club Kween Uniiqu3 (on select dates) who is presently blazing dance floor across the US and Europe with her Jersey club mixes and worked with notable artists such as Skrillex, A-Trak, Diplo, Anna Lunoe, Nina Las Vegas, Sinjin Hawke. TSU Dance Crew, as seen on the infamous Showtime at the Apollo! Bmore Than Dance , brings you the culture of Baltimore club street style dance and Baltimore rapper Phizzals opens up the show merging his signature club dance routines with raw, trap inspired club anthems and raps. The Bmore Real tour, is dedicated to revitalizing the culture and sounds of Baltimore Club music as an important musical genre.
The tour stops next at U Street Music Hall in Washington, D.C. on Nov 10th 7pm-10 pm located at 1115 U St NW A, Washington, DC 20009. The event is All Ages and $15 Admission fee at the door or through online ticket sales: http://www.ustreetmusichall.com/event/1371543-tt-artist-washington/