We hope in 2014 that more people pay attention to one of Hip Hop’s best kept secrets Tiye Phoenix. Many of her songs are unapologetically Afrocentric and uplifting. Her flows are on point and rep her tenure in this game where’s she’s held court with some of the best..
Originally from Baltimore, MD, Tiye started out by studying classical piano and building her foundation around poetry. In the late 90s she formed S.O.U.L. Food Symphony, a D.C.-based all female collective that performed with artists such as Nas, Black Moon & Gil Scot Heron. She later signed to Rawkus Records and worked with fellow artists Mos Def, The Last Emporer & Talib Kweli.
Tiye then went on to write and work with iconic hip-hop producers Hank & Keith Shocklee of Public Enemy. She also toured and performed with the late legendary Teena Marie and the late Rick James. She also recorded with the UK group, The Runaways.
Tiye then went on to become a member of the super group Polyrhythm Addicts (which included; Tiye, DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq & Mr. Complex). In 2007, they released the album Break Glass which featured the video: Reachin’ f. Pharoahe Monch
Tiye really caught people’s attention with the 2009 release of her critically acclaimed album..’Half Woman Half Amazin‘ It contains a 12 banging tracks that range from hard hitting lyrical gems to more introspective, spiritually based songs.
In recent days Tiye has released a couple of songs off her new EP called Transit To Illumination. Check out her 3 Dope songs
Tiye Phoenix – ‘Skybound”
Tiye Phoenix – Tiye’z Reachin’
Tiye Phoenix – Waking Up(The Diamond Mantra)
Tiye Phoenix – Twin Flame