I’ve been quietly following Miami-bass pop artist Lady Tigra and watching her slowly blow up on the music scene. I also love her cool, laid back rocker style, which seem effortlessly comfortable but chic. Here is her first official bio:
The Lady Tigra was one of the original members of L’Trimm–one of hip-hop’s earliest, sassiest, and most influential female duos (with fellow rapper Bunny D). … (more) The L’Trimm sound influenced everyone from Peaches to Fannypack to Gwen Stefani. At just fifteen years old, the girls busted out of the Miami Bass movement and are best known for the infectious “Cars With the Boom,” an ode to sub-woofers. The bouncy rap glorified the sub-woofer culture and snuck onto the Billboard charts. Having three albums recorded before their 21st birthdays, L’Trimm was voted by Source Magazine as “Hip-Hop Goddesses.” After disappearing from the music scene, The Lady Tigra returns with a new album under her arm Please Mr. Boombox and control of her music.
I love her single “First Black, First Lady which is a gentle homage to Michelle Obama with a throwback rhythm reminiscent of late ’80s hip hop block parties. And though her femme voice doesn’t have the punch of say, Roxanne Shanté, this little Lady is letting herself be heard.
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