Single: Tasha The Amazon – “That Ain’t You”
The Toronto Rapper Shines for the Culture on her Afro-Futuristic, Highsnobiety-Premiered Single
Juno Nominee for Rap Recording of the Year, 2017
MuchMusic Video Award Winner for Best Hip-Hop Video, 2017 (“Picasso Leaning”)
“Toronto’s Tasha The Amazon is a Rising Star” – Pigeons & Planes
“The perfect soundtrack for a molly-fueled bacchanal at the end of the world.” – The Cut (New York Magazine)
With a fiery delivery and a malleable style, Tasha The Amazon exudes an effortless virtuosity. Melding her industrial rap aesthetic with Jamaican club music, Tasha shares “That Ain’t You,” her latest single. Running roughshod over a bass-heavy, dancehall-influenced beat, Tasha adopts a patois, crafting With a fiery delivery and a malleable style, Tasha The Amazon exudes an effortless virtuosity. Melding her warehouse rap aesthetic with Jamaican club music, Tasha shares “That Ain’t You,” her latest single, premiered by Highsnobiety. Running roughshod over a bass-heavy, dancehall-influenced beat, Tasha adopts a patois, crafting dexterous hooks as she shouts down those who try to vulture her swag: “We can like the same shit, but you still ain’t the crew/Ride the same whip, but you still ain’t the crew/Buy the same fits, but you still ain’t the crew.” Produced by Tasha with her production partner Danthrax, “That Ain’t You” follows the melodic and introspective “Can’t Remember,” premiered in March by HipHopDX.
Says Tasha The Amazon, “I feel like this winter has been tough, and has a lot of people feeling super serious. I wrote ‘That Ain’t You’ cuz audacity felt necessary right now… to bust out into the sunshine, to shake the dust off, to celebrate your crew and recapture that gully spirit with gun fingers in the air. To feel alive. Whoever can’t get with that, ain’t the crew.”
A Toronto native of Jamaican and German descent, Tasha The Amazon made her mark on her city’s music scene with her raucous stage performances and with warehouse parties notorious for getting shut down by the police. In late 2016, Tasha broke through with Die Every Day, which earned the rapper praise from Billboard, FADER and Pigeons & Planes, as well as a nomination at The JUNO Awards, Canada’s biggest music awards, for Rap Recording of the Year. Tasha spent 2018 holed up in the studio, developing a cohesive and powerful new project and releasing her song “Intercontinental,” which Spotify chose for its Fresh Finds and Women of Fresh Finds playlists. In Summer 2018, Issa Rae selected Tasha’s “All Black” for the soundtrack for Season 3 of her HBO series Insecure. Ready to reveal the fruit of her labors, Tasha prepares for a busy 2019, as she embarks on the path to her sophomore album Black Moon, due this summer.
Listen to “That Ain’t You”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/that-aint-you
Check out the Highsnobiety premiere: https://www.highsnobiety.com/p/tasha-the-amazon-that-aint-you/
Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and all-around bad gyal. Fiery and unconventional, she shifts lyrical ground effortlessly from partying to psychonautics; audacity to reflection.
The German-Jamaican powerhouse planted roots in the Toronto rap scene with her first solo mixtape, the critically acclaimed, FiDiYootDem, and quickly distinguished herself with standout performances, rude stage antics, and warehouse jams shut down by the police. Millions of video views and streams later, Tasha released her first album, the Juno-nominated Die Every Day, in 2017. The album and its iconic videos racked up international awards and nominations. She made appearances everywhere, from International Google ads and big-city Spotify billboards, to Comedy Central’s Broad City and HBO’s Insecure.
Tasha began working on her sophomore album while touring internationally in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the US. On the heels of debut victory, Tasha managed to do what few artists can: wading through the treacherous waters of rap success and excess, she doubled down on experimentation and exploration and spent 2018 living, creating, and partying globally on her own terms. Now, back from her other-worldly adventures, the Toronto prodigy is ready to strike out with her next full-length project, Black Moon, due Summer 2019, with a hoard of new music dropping up to the release.
Produced with her creative partner Danny Thrax (together they form the production duo Bass & Bakery), the album is a daringly honest trip through rap ascendency. Tasha juxtaposes middle-finger-in-the-air bravado with naked vulnerability, a voice coherent with a boldness that can come only from authentically living in extremes.
“That Ain’t You”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/that-aint-you
“Can’t Remember”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/cant-remember
“Die Every Day”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWMJPqFYMI8
“Watch It Burn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3xQSfy33M
“Picasso Leaning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2H2qOXtFLk
“My Level”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVO1bPjmcrc
“Thru The Fire”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE51OUpOd_g