Tiye Phoenix

Tiye Phoenix used to be part of the Polyrhythm Addicts, who I lurrrved, so I’m definitely checking for her forthcoming solo release on Babygrande, May 26th. Check out her out on Myspace

Babygrande is pleased to announce the signing of Tiye Phoenix, former Rawkus artist and member of the supergroup Polyrhythm Addicts, for her solo debut “Half Woman Half Amazin” due out on May 26th, 2009.

Classically trained in Piano since she was seven years-old, Tiye Phoenix has always been musically, creatively and artistically inclined. In the late 90’s, Tiye was a part of S.O.U.L. Food Symphony, a DC based group that
performed with artists like, Nas, Gill Scot Heron & more. During the “Golden Years” of hip-hop, Tiye was a member of the Rawkus family, collaborating with Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Hi-Tek & many more. Tiye also worked with fellow Rawkus artists DJ Spinna, Shabaam Sahdeeq and Mr. Complex as part of the super group The Polyrhythm Addicts.

Striking a nuanced balance between sensuality and sophistication, Tiye’s womanhood is on full display with this mature offering. Her solo debut “Half Woman Half Amazin'” is an exploration of the duality within… and as a female producer, MC, singer and songwriter in hip-hop, she is uniquely poised to express this phenomenon.

“Tiye Phoenix is the complete package. When it comes to female MC’s she is unrivaled. There are a few other relevant females right now but absolutely none are as refined as Tiye Phoenix. As a musician, songwriter,
performer and as a woman she is the one,” says Chuck Wilson, Babygrande’s CEO.

With production from DJ Scratch, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Da Beatminerz, DJ Spinna, Apathy & more and guest appearances from Phonte (Little Brother), Chip Fu & others, Tiye is ready to take over the game as the dominant female artist in hip-hop.