“Sometimes we must completely destroy that which we build so that we may rebuild all over again. it’s just a cycle of life.”
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Tiye Phoenix, veteran mc, is an unsung shero of hip-hop. The rapper, beat battle champ and singer has more talent in one beaded braid than most if not all of your favorite rappers. The Baltimore native studied classical piano as a child and eventually evolved into a skilled artist gifted lyrically and vocally. She entered the scene in the late 90s when she formed S.O.U.L. Food Symphony, a D.C.-based all female collective that consisted of emcees, singers, and musicians. SFS performed with artists like Nas, Black Moon and Gil Scot Heron. Tiye went on to write with legendary groups Public Enemy, and work with classic hip-hop producers Hank and Keith Shocklee. The rapstress, who derived her name from the 18th century Egyptian Pharoahess (Queen Tiye) and mother of King Tut, has toured and performed with soul songstress Tina Marie, the late Rick James and recorded with the UK group, The Runaways.
When a deal with Universal Records didn’t work out, true to her name, she re-energized and signed with Rawkus in its Golden Era. While there, she worked with various artists such as Mos Def & Last Emperor, and appeared with Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek on Reflection Eternal and CLICK HERE for more.