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.

After several successful EPs, including Queen of the Beat (2016) and Art Royalty (2015) and collaborations with Diplo and Mighty Mark, TT the Artist is exploring a new horizon: beat making.

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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