Video: Tasha The Amazon – “Prayer”

The German-Jamaican Emcee Drops an Intense Visual for a Highlight From the Juno Award-Nominated Die Every Day

4.6.2017

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Critical Praise for Tasha The Amazon:

“Toronto’s Tasha The Amazon is a Rising Star” – Pigeons & Planes

“Tasha is powerful, and sounds even moreso over these absurdly big, grimy, hectic, infectious beats”Respect Mag

The Video:

Atypical among Toronto artists because of her industrial rap sound, Tasha The Amazon brings a fiery intensity to her music. Basking in the spotlight with a dozen of her best friends, Tasha cuts a menacing figure in “Prayer,” her latest music video. Premiered by PAPER Mag, the video evokes Tasha’s legendary warehouse parties, for which she has developed a reputation in the 6. A hedonistic and threatening party anthem, “Prayer” is a highlight from Tasha’s recent album Die Every Day, which recently earned a nomination for Rap Recording of the Year in the Juno Awards, where she rubbed elbows with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau. Canada’s biggest music award show, the Juno Awards placed her alongside fellow nominees Drake, Tory Lanez, Belly, and Jazz Cartier and recognized Die Every Day as one of the five best Canadian rap albums of 2016.

Tasha explained the concept behind the song and video to Paper Mag: “We were inspired by how people react when I perform the song live. It has such a crew feeling that it made sense to do a video with the crew being a focal point. The people in the video are friends who I came up with in the downtown Toronto party scene. There’s a couple of artists. One of my friends is an alternative model, and another one is a fashion designer and a sunglasses designer. For ‘Prayer,’ the beat is really dark and cool and has a power to it and I wrote it in one afternoon. I didn’t fully realize the energy it had it until I performed it for the first time. I asked the crowd to repeat after me and they responded so well.”

Famous in Toronto for her energetic stage performances and her warehouse parties notorious for getting shut down by the police, Tasha began to grow a following in the U.S. with her debut solo project, FiDiYootDem. Prior to the release of Die Another Day, Tasha received praise from publications such as Billboard, FADER, and Hypetrak for singles like Picasso Leaning” and the Pigeons & Planes-premiered Prayer.” A recent signee to the Windish Agency, now under the umbrella of Paradigm Talent Agency, Tasha performed several energetic showcases at SXSW earlier this month. Catch Tasha The Amazon on a quick East Coast tour this Spring.

Watch “Prayer”: https://youtu.be/pKjrpNvaLeQ

Check out the PAPER Mag Premiere: http://www.papermag.com/premiere-tasha-the-amazons-prayer-confirms-the-toronto-trailblazer-is–2347755439.html

Stream Die Every Dayhttps://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/sets/die-every-day

Tour Dates:

4/8 – Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
4/28 – SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
5/19 – MoogFest, Durham, NC

Please contact Michelle or Dharmic if interested in talking with Tasha The Amazon.

Tasha The Amazon Background:
A bomb in a china shop, Toronto’s Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and bad gyal. Notorious for rude stage antics and warehouse parties shut down by police raids, her unconventional lyrics deal as much with partying and hood mischief as they do with anarchy and civil disobedience. After cutting her teeth in collabs and collectives, the German-Jamaican powerhouse released her debut solo project, FiDiYootDem, to critical acclaim in late 2013. Hundreds of thousands of video views and streams later, Tasha released her EP, Die Every Day, in the fall of 2016. and is currently preparing to perform at SXSW in March 2017.

Links:

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“Prayer”: https://youtu.be/pKjrpNvaLeQ // https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/tasha-the-amazon-prayer-produced-by-bass-and-bakery

“Watch It Burn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3xQSfy33M

Die Every Day: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/sets/die-every-day/s-8iRnN

“Picasso Leaning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2H2qOXtFLk

“Prayer”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/tasha-the-amazon-prayer-produced-by-bass-and-bakery

“My Level”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVO1bPjmcrc

“Thru The Fire”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE51OUpOd_g