Tierra Whack Selected As Apple Music’s "Up Next" Artist, Drops "Only Child" Song

The North Philly MC sits down with Ebro Darden to discuss her career.

(AllHipHop News) Tierra Whack is still a rising newcomer, but she’s already earned a Grammy nomination for Best Music Video. The Philadephia-raised performer was also announced as the latest selection for Apple Music’s Up Next monthly program.

“Every month we pick an artist that the whole team, the entire Apple Music ecosystem says, ‘This artist is important to music,’” said Ebro Darden, Apple Music’s Global Editorial Director for Hip-Hop and R&B.

Darden continued, “What Tierra's doing is important, and done in a very tasteful, classic, purposeful, and cultural way through not only her visuals, but her style, talent, melody, and attention to detail. She takes the craft seriously. What we try to do as a collective with Up Next, is pick artists that we think will be here for a long time, giving us amazing material. And that's why we picked her.”

Whack gained critical acclaim for the 15-minute visual album Whack World. Each 1-minute song on the 2018 project came with a corresponding music video. The Interscope recording artist is part of a new crop of female musicians, like fellow Up Next alumna H.E.R., who are pushing the boundaries in contemporary music.

“Being a female in music I just, I want everybody to, all the women to come in, and we huddle up and we work together and we help each other,” stated Whack. “You know, I’m willing to dim my light so that somebody else can shine because we all have to find our inner lights, and shine in one world.”

The rapper formerly known as Dizzle Dizz began her artistic journey as an eighth-grader at Feltonville School of Arts and Sciences. She went on to release the songs “Toe Jam,” “Child Please,” and “Sh*t Happens.”

Fans can expect more tunes from the 23-year-old audio/visual savant throughout 2019. Tierra Whack is planning to release a new full record every week for #WhackHistoryMonth. The single "Only Child" arrived on February 19.

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