With a fiery delivery and a malleable style, Tasha The Amazon exudes an effortless virtuosity. Melding her warehouse rap aesthetic with Jamaican club music, Tasha shares “That Ain’t You,” her latest single, premiered by Highsnobiety. Running roughshod over a bass-heavy, dancehall-influenced beat, Tasha adopts a patois, crafting dexterous hooks as she shouts down those who try to vulture her swag: “We can like the same shit, but you still ain’t the crew/Ride the same whip, but you still ain’t the crew/Buy the same fits, but you still ain’t the crew.” Produced by Tasha with her production partner Danthrax, “That Ain’t You” follows the melodic and introspective “Can’t Remember,” premiered in March by HipHopDX. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
Says Tasha The Amazon, “I feel like this winter has been tough, and has a lot of people feeling super serious. I wrote ‘That Ain’t You’ cuz audacity felt necessary right now… to bust out into the sunshine, to shake the dust off, to celebrate your crew and recapture that gully spirit with gun fingers in the air. To feel alive. Whoever can’t get with that, ain’t the crew.”
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.
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