Hailing from Inglewood, CA Tia P. is a driven, passionate and charismatic talented artist, producer, musician and songwriter whose lyrical prowess is unmatched.
Influenced by the likes of Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams and Lauryn Hill, Tia P.’s soul embodies the essence of Erykah Badu, the funk of D'Angelo, the storytelling of Bahamadia and the brashness of Jean Grae.
Now, imagine all of this wrapped up today in a 24 year old Howard University Graduate who has been making music and writing lyrics since the age of 6. Unafraid. Honest. Unique. Next. You don't have to imagine and more, Tia P. is here.
Rapper/Singer/Song writer/Drummer/Producer/Actress Tia P. is an extraordinary artist. Tia P. has taken on the challenge to be the Voice of the New Generation. She possesses a huge presence and commands immediate attention when performing. She has opened for KRS 1, Bootsy Collins and a host of other well known acts. She can also be seen in a several national commercials; Sprite feat. LeBron James, Verizon iPhone 6 feat. A-Trak and a Pepsi featuring Pop sensation, Tori Kelly
Tia P. is currently riding high with the release of her new single "4 Seats From Beyonce" and is in the studio finishing up her long overdue, but highly anticipated EP "Peek-A-Boo" Her goal is to defy the odds of expectation and not be limited to the boundaries of a particular genre. She definitely has the content to fulfill the aforementioned: to date, she has written over 1,600+ songs.
Her ultimate aspiration is that her life and music shine as a celebration of individuality and reflect her personal slogan "Do You"
Unafraid. Honest. Unique. These are bold words- but there’s no better way to describe Inglewood, Calif. native and Howard University graduate Tia P. Driven, passionate, and charismatic, her talent as a producer, musician, and songwriter is unmatched. Taking influence from Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, and Lauryn Hill, Tia P.’s music embodies the essence of Eyrkah Badu, the funk of D’Angelo, the storytelling of Bahamadia and the brashness of Jean Grae.
Determined to be the Voice of the New Generation, this 23-year-old rising star has been making music and writing lyrics since the age of 6. Tia P. has opened for notable acts like KRS-One and Bootsy Collins and been seen in national commercials for Sprite (feat. Lebron James), Verizon iPhone 6 (feat. A-Trak), and Pepsi (feat. Tori Kelly)- oh, and she’s written more than 1500 songs to date.
Tia P.’s latest single is “4 Seats From Beyonce”, a track that embodies the idea of reaching for the stars, as raps about being up close at a Beyonce concert but wishing she was up there performing: “Cuz I got good seats/ But it ain’t good enough to be/ I’d rather be on stage with her.” In the video, we see Tia P. at the hair salon while “Beyonce” (played by Donna Glytch) is a few chairs away under the dryer. Tia again sees Queen Bey while going out to eat, and the clip ends with the two in celebration, walking together towards an arena.
The EXPO Experience: How the ASCAP EXPO Changed Tia P.'s Career
Why should you attend the ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO? Your career could take an unexpected turn, just like it did for ASCAP songwriter Tia P. Read her incredible story and advice about how to approach your own EXPO experience in 2017.
By Kimberlee Buck, Contributing Writer Published August 3, 2016
To anyone who still believes females can’t rap, allow us to introduce you to rapper, drummer, singer and Inglewood native Tia P. She is not your average, “cookie-cutter girl.” Since age six, she has continued to make her point that girls can be “dope” rappers and song writers too.
When the Sentinel last spoke with artist Tia P, she was getting ready to perform the song she wrote called, Mobbin’ & Wildin’ on the 94.7 the Wave stage at Taste of Soul 2015.
After performing in front of thousands of people at L.A.’s largest street festival, doors have continued to open for her.
She has gone on to secure a publishing deal with Riptide music, appeared in several commercial and print ads, and performed at sold out shows. In October, she was given the opportunity of a lifetime. When the opportunity presented itself to work alongside singer Tori Kelly, which allowed her to appear in her first national Pepsi commercial.
“My pastor [at Faithful Central] always said be careful what you wish for, because when God starts opening doors, it will be fast, you won’t know where it came from, and that’s how it’s been since StarQuest,” said Tia P.
Her religion has played a major role in her willingness to remain humble and grateful for the doors God has opened for her.
“I just feel blessed. Music itself is your creativity, but it’s meant to be selfless. Once you create it and mold it, it’s not meant to be kept,” said Tia P. “My music is very hands on. I write my own material, I do collab with writers, artists, producers. I write all my music and produce all my music. As an artist, it was very important to me that people know… I keep my hands in whatever I’m doing.”
Before Tia P completely devoted her life to creating music for her fans, she attended Howard University, it was there that she graduated with a degree in Psychology with a music minor.
When she isn’t writing music, playing music, in the studio, or on set of commercials, Team Tia P fans can find her enjoying life. Rapper and song-writer Tia P. (courtesy photo)
“I like to go to the movies, watching Netflix, going for runs at 6 in the morning with my dog, spending time with my grandma, and just chilling,” said Tia P.
What’s next for the talented lyricist?
“[My fans] can expect to see me on a TV show that involves Will.i.am, as well as the release of my new single, ‘Four Seats from Beyoncé’ which drops on the 16th and an EP shortly after that called ‘Peekabo Part 1’,” said Tia P.
Five years from now, the artist plans to be on her very own world tour, and begin launching her t-shirt and hat brand company called Create Your Own Opportunities (C.Y.O.O.)
To artist who are considering participating in the 2016 Taste of Soul StarQuest competition, Tia P has a few words of wisdom.
“Do it and don’t hold back. No matter how large, small or mediocre your platform may be, don’t take the stage for granted. Everybody doesn’t get that opportunity. If you enjoy your music, and you believe in yourself as an artist, then people will believe it. If you have fun, they will have fun. Bask in it, have fun and do you.”
For booking or more information on Tia P please contact C.Von@6xEntertainment.com.
Tia P. will be awarded a $5,000 Scholarship courtesy of the 2014 HAL Awards
We are proud to announce that Tia P. will be the recipient of the 2014 Hero and Legend Awards and will be awarded a monetary Scholarship at the gala on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the world famed downtown Los Angeles, Rosevelt Hotel. The HAL Award is an organization that was founded 20 years ago by celebrated songwriter and Motown alumna, Janie Bradford. She learned that students pursuing degrees in music, art, theatre and other creative areas had few options in funding their dreams. Unlike sports and traditional academics, scholarships for performing arts students were scarce. She set out to meet that need.