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 Tia 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.