While Black Talent TV is proud to showcase great web series & short films featuring a predominately black cast or strong black lead, the publication also loves to showcase upcoming & commercially unknown black men & women in music. From rappers to girl groups, Black Talent TV has featured some amazing musical talents and one of them is Teesh ThaWriter.
Born in Newark, NJ, Teesh ThaWriter had developed a sound for music at the age of seven and began writing at the age of fifteen where she shadowed Jersey’s own Queen Latifah while also combining her music with live instruments such as the clarinet and the flute. Years later, she developed her own style gaining attention from local upcoming artist such as Fraz, Swazo, and more. Teesh then appeared on No Rent TV’s In the Circle: Dreams of Newark and proved that her rap skills, as well as her personality, are more than up to par. Even after releasing her amazing EP Crash Course, which features the critically acclaimed “Headache” & “Ass city,” Teesh has also released many covers of famous songs like Ciara’s “Body Party” and Young Money’s “Roger That.” Check out my interview with Teesh below and find out what she’s been up to, as well as what’s NEXT for her.
- This time last year, your EP Crash Course was released and it was amazing. Any plans for new music?
Yes, I did release Crash Course, the EP album last year and as of now, I’m working on two new projects. I want people to be able to see both sides of Teesh Thawriter. So I’m doing an artist project and I’m doing a project as just the songwriter working with other artists.
- You did some acting in BOUT THAT LIFE and there’s some great rappers who’ve do some acting as well like Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga, Eve, Ice Cube, etc. Would you be open to more films or TV projects? Why?
Yes, I am open to do more films. In that movie, I also did music for the soundtrack. I really want to just get my hands on creating music for the soundtracks, which I will be doing soon in a few upcoming films.
- You’ve participated in In The Circle: Newark. Do you still keep in touch with your cast members?
I still keep in touch with a few cast members, the others I see them out & about at events, shows, etc.
- If given the chance, would you do another reality project(such as maybe Love & Hip Hop)?
It depends. Doing reality TV can be a good thing and it can also be overwhelming. I guess it depends on the situation.
- You performed at Hip Hop Fest, which is definitely huge. How was it performing there?
Wow, yes! I performed at the Hip Hop Fest. It was amazing!!! There were so many people and the energy was great. Performing on a stage that Hip Hop legends had touched was one of the best. Hopefully, I’ll be performing this year.
- You won the Buzz Factor female artist of the year award at the Hip Hop Junky Awards. How did it feel to win?
To be honest, I didn’t even know I had one. I still was grieving from the lost of my Nana and something told me to click on the video release of the winner to be announced. So I did, and when I heard them call my name, I had to keep playing it over and over. I was excited and humbled. I dedicated that award to my Nana in my acceptance speech.
- Which artist would you LOVE to work with if you had the chance? Why?
The number one artist that I would love to work with would be Missy Elliott. She was one person growing up that I looked up to musically that was great, not just as an artist but as a songwriter. Her creative process was like no other. She still is dope in my eyes!
- You’ve done some great freestyles over popular songs, such as Ciara’s “Body Party.” What current song would you like to do a freestyle over & why?(Personally, I can see you doing a freestyle over Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” and KILLING it.)
For me, doing remakes or freestyles are just for fun. A lot of my supporters want me to do certain songs over and I do it for them. That’s funny that you put Rihanna’s #BBHMM because lot of people want me to do that. I may do just a 16. I rather create to original music.
- What advice would you give to someone who wants to pursue not just rapping but music as a career? What would you tell them?
My advice would be: make sure it’s something you really want to do. Make sure it’s your passion! There is so much that goes into this music biz. There’s so much that goes into being artist. You have to be built for this world of music.
- What is NEXT for Teesh Thawriter?
What’s next from me is just grinding, working hard, putting and creating dope music. Also, more shows, traveling, tours, and expanding my brand. Trust me the best is yet to come. I’m just living on purpose.
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