Lesbian rapper TT the Artist to headline Animal RVA at Smatter this weekend
One of the best LGBTQ dance parties in Richmond is back at Strange Matter this weekend and they’re bringing the awesome and outrageous TT the Artist to keep things hot and sticky.
TT (a.k.a. Tedra Wilson) is a Baltimore based rapper whose been tearing up dance floors and “prepares to paint the world with visual language.”
She raps on topics ranging from trouble in the streets to being a queer woman of color.
“Internally, with the team I work with, early on when I started doing it, it was very difficult — trying to get them to understand, because most of them are straight,” Wilson told the Baltimore Sun back in 2012 about breaking into the music scene as a sexual minority. “Trying to just get them to open their eyes more to a broader audience, that our music shouldn’t be singled out to hip-hop or just straight crowds.”
But she’s come a long way since then, with folks like Vice’s NOISY blog giving her shout outs for her sick rhymes and hard beats.
“… from the trash talking, braggadocio of ”Lavish” (which features a whole bar about cabbages and carrots, surely a thinly veiled reference to both money and genitalia), to the oral sex anthems “Pum Pum” and “Pussy Ate,” to the straight up “Pump Up the Jam”-styled “Fly Girl,” and “Let Me See Ya,” her songs are serious bangers,” the Vice blog wrote after premiering her Art Royalty EP in February of this year. “TT’s a boss. ”
Check out her latest video for “Thug it Out” below:
Speaking of the Art Royalty EP – expect tons of dance and trap beats this weekend when she takes the album to the Smatter stage. With help from longtime producer Mighty Mark, Thunderbird Juicebox, Gianni Lee, Big Dope P and more, plus an appearance by Blaqstarr, her newer tracks are a perfect mix of old and new creating a final product that’s hard to ignore.
“Art Royalty is an all-killer-no-filler set of anthems that fuse Baltimore club with elements of Nola bounce, trap-EDM and even Jock Jam house,” wrote Fact Mag shortly after its release.
Hear it all below:
Tickets for this weekend’s show are $8 online, so pick them up now before the price jumps at the door.
Check out more details for Animal this weekend below, or over on facebook:
9PM Doors & DJs // 10PM Sounds
$8 in Advance // $10 Day of Show | 18+
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★ TT THE ARTIST (http://tttheartist.com/)
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, TT creates a well-blended sound of hip hop, pop, club and electronic digital music. Her brilliant “Pussy Ate “ single led to performance at the Boiler Room and features in Vice, Noisey, and Red Bull who spoke of her single as “a brilliant, booty-shaking blend of Bmore club beats and refreshing lyrics.” After ending the year with a feature on Diplo & Swick’s catchy single “Dat A Freak”, in 2015 TT will be releasing her Art Royalty EP and setting off on her first US tour this Spring. She will be stopping through Richmond for the first time with fellow Baltimore artist SCHWARZ, DAI BURGER from Queens and MS PROPER from right here in RVA! Also DJ Connie Sue of ANIMAL will be keeping the sounds going all night, so come for the performances and stay to perform on the dance floor!
☄ DAI BURGER (https://soundcloud.com/
Dai Burger is a Hip-Pop star, fashion icon, trendsetter and your not-so-typical role model! Dai Burger’s lyrics boast of female empowerment and sexual liberation for all.
The Breasts. The Hair. The Music. There’s no better way to describe Downtown’s best kept secret. Born and raised in Queens, this girl is lyrically equipped with endless and relentless sassy “girl” raps, distinct singing, and a stage performance like none other. Between her raunchy styles, twerk-a-licious dancers and outfits made specifically to drop jaws, Dai Burger’s presence on the New York underground music scene is becom- ing harder to ignore.
☽ SCHWARZ (https://www.facebook.com/
⚡ MS PROPER (https://www.facebook.com/
There must be something in the water in Fayetteville, N.C. There seems to be no shortage of talented artists from that area, and Ms Proper is no exception. Ms Proper was born there in 1987 but eventually moved to Chesterfield, VA as a young child. Inspired by her Mother, who wrote poetry, she learned to express herself through words and started writing at age 8. At first it was just a hobby, until High School where she used it as an outlet for her thoughts and emotions. Realizing how much she wanted to be known through her music she started her own label, So Proper Entertainment. Ms Proper has released 4 mixtapes since 2007 and has made major accomplishments and gained notoriety with each release. From features on mixtapes like Digital Dynasty and Mike Bevins (New Edition) to opening for artists like Jae Millz, Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi Da Prince and Pretty Ricky. Major industry insiders have been extremely impressed with her talent, energy and fashion sense. On July 2011 Ms Proper was chosen to perform on BET’s 106 & Park, “Wild Out Wednesday” series.
▲ DJ CONLEY DIRT ϟTAϟH, FKA Connie ϟue of ANIMAL (https://www.facebook.com/
ANIMAL is a creative collective. They are DJs, musicians, artists, and everything in between. Together they produce queer-friendly events throughout Richmond, VA by assembling eclectic (often eccentric) collaborators.
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