Name: Tiara Thomas
City: Indianapolis, Indiana
Listen: “Bad/Some Cut”
What is the chance that after using a fake ID to get into a concert at a 21 and up club in Atlanta, you end up in the VIP section, meet Wale and open for him at the Highline Ballroom in New York?
That is the story for 23-year-old Ball State University graduate Tiara Thomas.
Tiara Thomas, described as the modern-day Lauryn Hill and the female version of The Weeknd, is an upcoming singer/songwriter and self-taught guitarist. She recently re-captured the Hip Hop audience’s attention with her sensual vocals on Wale’s recent single, “Bad.”
She was first featured on Wale’s track “The Cloud” on the More About Nothing mixtape in 2010; however, she is now being recognized more than ever.
This songbird signed to The Board Administration, founded by Wale and music mogul Le’Greg O. Harrison, in 2011.
Her sound is different and can be described as a fusion of Rap, R&B and blues.
Tiara Thomas has a large online presence, where she uses Twitter and YouTube to promote new online music and live performances. She is also greatly recognized for her unique covers of several songs, such as Aaliyah’s “Are You That Somebody,” Kirko Bangz’s “Drank in My Cup” and Drake’s “Say Something,” where she adds her own personal rap rendition.
She also has several original songs, such as “Gang Signs” and “Nikki.” One of her most creative and original songs, “Bad/Some Cut” is mixed with her interpretation of Trillville’s 2005 hit “Some Cut.”
Fans can expect her debut LP Dear Sallie Mae soon.
To contact Tiara Thomas:
- Twitter: @tiara_thomas
To check out songs, covers and live performances by Tiara Thomas, check out her YouTube page here.
– Written by Asia Thomas, Staff Writer