Single: Tasha The Amazon – “Helluva Ride”
The Toronto Firebrand Refines Her Melodic Technique on the Latest Banger from the Upcoming Black Moon LP
JUNO Award Nominee for Rap Recording of the Year, 2017
MuchMusic Video Award Winner for Best Hip-Hop Video, 2017 (“Picasso Leaning”)
“Toronto’s Tasha The Amazon is a Rising Star” – Pigeons & Planes
“The perfect soundtrack for a molly-fueled bacchanal at the end of the world.” – The Cut (New York Magazine)
Burning up dancefloors with her hard-hitting brand of warehouse rap, Tasha The Amazon had a long rise to prominence–and she’s enjoying every minute of it. Showing off her melodic instincts atop a blaring instrumental, Tasha shares “Helluva Ride,” her latest single. Complete with thunderous bass and entrancing high-end synths, “Helluva Ride” is a classic Tasha banger, capable of destroying any dancefloor. Produced by Danny Thrax, the new single finds Tasha in a celebratory mood, relishing in the opportunity and experiences brought on by her life as a musician straddling the line between the mainstream and avant-garde. “Helluva Ride” is the latest single from the forthcoming Black Moon album, following the ultra-chill “Not The Same” and the bohemian, NYLON-premiered video for “That Ain’t You.“
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 for Rap Recording of the Year at The 2017 JUNO Awards, Canada’s biggest music awards. 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 blow minds with a fully-conceptualized new project, Tasha continues on the path to her sophomore album Black Moon, due later this summer.
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AqfwDmkPAw
“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