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Breakout Toronto Bands: Tasha the Amazon

Posted by Bryan Smith / November 15, 2013

Tasha the AmazonBreakout Toronto Bands features local artists that we think you should give a listen to.

Who is she?
 
A self-proclaimed "bomb in a china shop," Tasha the Amazon is quickly becoming one the most well-known names in the local hip-hop scene. The German-Jamaican rapper/producer has become notorious for outrageous stage antics and, at times, whacked-out lyrics, but by no means do they define her - it's her lyricism and unique delivery that set her apart from others in the game.


 
In her young career, Tasha has already shared the bill with legends such as Ghostface Killah, The Roots, and Raekwon, and collaborated with producers including Che Vicious and DJ Green Lantern. This past Tuesday, she released her first full-length FiDiYootDem, produced by herself and partner Danthrax (known together as Bass & Bakery).

Tasha the AmazonShe sounds like...
 
Quite frankly Tasha has a sound that can't really be compared to any one artist, so I'm not even going to try. Lyrically, she can spit lyrics that run the gamut of topics that you'll hear in rap music, from partying and drugs to more socially relevant topics. No matter what she's rhyming about, you'll feel her fire and passion in her delivery.

Beats-wise, prepare yourself for minimalist, dark, and perfectly suited to her unorthodox technique. It's pretty grimy stuff, to be sure, and while not for everyone, it's hard not to be impressed by the near-flawless pairing of rhymes and production.

Hear her/see her

You can check Tasha out live as early as tonight, when she hits the stage The Rap Party at Parts & Labour. And if you're interested in listening to FiDiYootDem in its entirety, slide on over to Audiomack, where you can stream the whole damn thing. It's worth your time, and then some.

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Discussion

7 Comments

Dan / November 15, 2013 at 10:29 am
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She $
DA / November 15, 2013 at 09:51 pm
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I always find it strange when writers feel the need to identify ethnicity....do you do this with all the artists you profile? WHAT IS THE POINT EXACTLY ???!?!?!? Homegirl is a rapper/producer....unless you feel that readers should know that she's German/Jamaican, if yes then please explain how that would help us identify her sound/style/anything...
Moneesha / November 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm
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Ethnicity has nothing to do with why Rap is crap.
Medley / November 16, 2013 at 01:26 pm
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Tasha's dope! Been following her career for a while. She holds it down. Great presence, great style and a sick flow. $$$
stfu replying to a comment from DA / November 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm
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there is no point. Its a random fact that isn't bound to any opinion or stereotype, but simply for informative purposes. Chill out.
DA replying to a comment from stfu / November 18, 2013 at 11:02 pm
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exactly, no point in adding it - is it not weird that he probably doesn't note that for all artists that he reviews? stfu i am chill ….
Audio Blood / November 25, 2013 at 11:12 am
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always great supporting our very own!

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