Single: Tasha The Amazon – “Not The Same”
A Departure From the Chaotic Warehouse Rap of Her Early Career, “Not The Same” is a Highlight From the Toronto Firebrand’s Upcoming Black Moon Album
Cover Artist: Spotify’s Northern Bars
JUNO Award Nominee for Rap Recording of the Year, 2017
“Toronto’s Tasha The Amazon is a Rising Star” – Pigeons & Planes
“Tasha is powerful, and sounds even more so over these absurdly big, grimy, hectic, infectious beats” – Respect Mag
“She’s showing you that she’s the future of rap.” – NYLON
Tasha The Amazon is a textbook iconoclast, blazing her own path through Canada’s music industry with undeniable talent and a fierce demeanor. Kicking back atop twinkling keys and rubbery bass, Tasha reflects on her climb to stardom on “Not The Same,” her new single. Produced by Arthur McArthur (Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T), “Not The Same” finds Tasha adapting her mantra-like melodies to the track’s summery vibe, thinking back to her couch-surfing past in Toronto and comparing it to her globe-trotting life as a boundary-pushing rapper. Though the production is less punishing than some of the warehouse-friendly tracks on her last album Die Every Day, Tasha doesn’t lose her sneering attitude, looking down her nose on those who lack the work ethic to overcome the odds she faced. “Not The Same” is the latest release from Black Moon, Tasha’s upcoming album, following the bohemian, NYLON-premiered video for “That Ain’t You.“
Says Tasha, “The easy vibe of the song reflects the triumph I’ve been feeling over all the obstacles in my life and career. I think I had to get through the stuff that had me making projects like Die Every Day to get to these vibes. ‘Not the Same’ reflects that whole journey.”
A Toronto native of Jamaican and German descent, Tasha The Amazon made her mark on her city’s music scene with her raucous stage performances and with warehouse parties notorious for getting shut down by the police. In late 2016, Tasha broke through with Die Every Day, which earned the rapper praise from Billboard, FADER and Pigeons & Planes, as well as a nomination at The JUNO Awards, Canada’s biggest music awards, for Rap Recording of the Year. Tasha spent 2018 holed up in the studio, developing a cohesive and powerful new project and releasing her song “Intercontinental,” which Spotify chose for its Fresh Finds and Women of Fresh Finds playlists. In Summer 2018, Issa Rae selected Tasha’s “All Black” for the soundtrack for Season 3 of her HBO series Insecure. Ready to reveal the fruit of her labors, Tasha continues on the path to her sophomore album Black Moon, due later this summer. Earlier this year, Tasha shared “Can’t Remember,” a melodic and introspective single, premiered by HipHopDX.
Tasha the Amazon is an artist, producer, and all-around bad gyal. Fiery and unconventional, she shifts lyrical ground effortlessly from partying to psychonautics; audacity to reflection.
The German-Jamaican powerhouse planted roots in the Toronto rap scene with her first solo mixtape, the critically acclaimed, FiDiYootDem, and quickly distinguished herself with standout performances, rude stage antics, and warehouse jams shut down by the police. Millions of video views and streams later, Tasha released her first album, the Juno-nominated Die Every Day, in 2017. The album and its iconic videos racked up international awards and nominations. She made appearances everywhere, from International Google ads and big-city Spotify billboards, to Comedy Central’s Broad City and HBO’s Insecure.
Tasha began working on her sophomore album while touring internationally in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the US. On the heels of debut victory, Tasha managed to do what few artists can: wading through the treacherous waters of rap success and excess, she doubled down on experimentation and exploration and spent 2018 living, creating, and partying globally on her own terms. Now, back from her other-worldly adventures, the Toronto prodigy is ready to strike out with her next full-length project, Black Moon, due Summer 2019, with a hoard of new music dropping up to the release.
Produced with her creative partner Danny Thrax (together they form the production duo Bass & Bakery), the album is a daringly honest trip through rap ascendency. Tasha juxtaposes middle-finger-in-the-air bravado with naked vulnerability, a voice coherent with a boldness that can come only from authentically living in extremes.
“That Ain’t You”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/that-aint-you
“Can’t Remember”: https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/cant-remember
“Die Every Day”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWMJPqFYMI8
“Watch It Burn”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3xQSfy33M
“Picasso Leaning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2H2qOXtFLk
“My Level”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVO1bPjmcrc
“Thru The Fire”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE51OUpOd_g