Single: Tasha The Amazon – “Can’t Remember”
The Toronto Native and The JUNO Award Nominee Deals With an Existential Crisis in this HipHopDX-Premiered Single
“Juno 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)
Rising to prominence in her hometown of Toronto with her powerful warehouse rap sound, Tasha The Amazon is one of her city’s most complete artists. Coming through with a troubled and melodic new banger, Tasha shares “Can’t Remember,” her first new single since early 2018. On “Can’t Remember,” Tasha dives deep into her psyche, dealing with the whiplash of her rapid rise from her rough upbringing: “Looking at my life like a montage/I used to keep a knife where the socks are/Now I whip the Wraith like a Honda/Now I fill the safe like a Don does.” Sympathizing with Kurt Cobain and others who collapsed under the weight of fame, Tasha looks to reconcile her past and current selves and make sense of her new life. Produced by Tasha with her production partner Danthrax, the HipHopDX-premiered “Can’t Remember” is the first salvo from Tasha’s upcoming project, arriving this summer.
“I look at the awards, and the tours, and the money, and most of the time I’m grateful,” says Tasha The Amazon. “But this song taps into the times where the hustle cheeses me and makes it hard to act like a normal human being. Sometimes it’s like being caught between two worlds… two versions of yourself:
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 prepares for a busy 2019, as she embarks on the path to her sophomore album Black Moon, due this summer.
Listen to “Can’t Remember”: https://ampl.ink/dpGGG // https://soundcloud.com/tashatheamazon/cant-remember
Check out the HipHopDX premiere: https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.50496/title.dxclusive-tasha-the-amazon-drops-cant-remember-single-ahead-of-new-album
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.
“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