ASCAP to Honor Tameka “Tiny” Harris for 20-Year Songwriting Contributions


(AllHipHop News) The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor rapper T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, at the close of its 4th Annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music series.

The ASCAP series – designed to encourage and recognize women in the music community – will highlight not only women songwriters and artists, but women working in all facets of the business, including managers, attorneys, label executives and music publishers.

The Atlanta event, to be held on October 18 at Vanquish nightclub, is the final stop in this year’s series, following New York on October 16 and Los Angeles on October 17.

“We created the Women Behind the Music series to recognize the immense contributions that women make across all areas of the music business,” said ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Rhythm & Soul, Nicole George. “Each woman we have honored since our inaugural event three years ago is a legend in her own right, and I’m thrilled to continue this amazing series with another round of outstanding and deserving honorees.”

Other Atlanta honorees include B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates attorney, Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, and songwriter/recording artist, Crystal Nicole. Each will be presented with a special memento in recognition of their contributions to music.

Harris is a former member of the successful ’90s girl group, Xscape ,where she sang lead on numerous hits. As a songwriter, Harris (formerly Cottle) is best known for her contributions to the monster hit record, “No Scrubs” by TLC, co-written with Xscape group member, Kandi Burruss. Harris has also worked with T.I., Bow Wow, Lil’ Kim, and her daughter’s group, the OMG Girlz, and she currently stars on the popular VH1 show, “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.”

Previous honorees include ASCAP songwriters, Janelle Monáe, Siedah Garrett, Monica, Kelly Rowland, Melanie Fiona, Sheila E., Kandi Burruss, Goapele, and R&B girl group, Electrik Red.

The exclusive Atlanta Women Behind the Music event, sponsored by Rémy Martin V, will take place on October 18 at Vanquish, l1029 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA, from 7:00-10:00PM. The evening will be moderated by HGTV personality and host of Atlanta radio station V103 FM’s On Air with Egypt, Egypt Sherrod, and will feature a special performance by R&B singer-songwriter, Mylah.