Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Dej Loaf, Angel Haze– we’re in a golden age of female rappers far from the days where Missy Elliot or Lil’ Kim were the only ones you could find kicking around in the mainstream. Apart from the fact their female, they are also testing the boundaries of Hip-Hop. Nicki Minaj has done personas, drama and EDM while Banks released an album last year that borrowed from deep-house, latin music and icy RnB.
TT The Artist is testing those same kind of boundaries on her EP Art Royalty which combines Baltimore Club and EDM with traditional Hip-Hop and RnB flavours. The Baltimore rapper has been impressing hip-hop aficionados along with the electronica world including Brenmar and the LuckyMe label. She’s been churning out music at a rapid pace for the better part of two years but Art Royalty feels like her most realised project yet.
The EP goes from cocky aggression (Thug It Out) to bubblegum beats (Giddy Up). You can imagine her impressing fans of Iggy Azalea just as much as impressing fans of electronica and new age hip-hop. The EP is charismatic, fast-paced and perfectly produced by the likes of Thunderbird Jukebox and Mighty Mark. She’s already featured on a Diplo track and seems like a legitimate hope to bring the Baltimore club sound to commercial radio. Best of all she’s worked with our very own Swick and Lewis Cancut.
Listen: TT The Artist – Art Royalty
Her Boiler Room set will instantly confirm for you just how good she really is: