Philadelphia rapper Tierra Whack , on the other hand, has dressed up as a wordsearch at this sold-out London gig, and has invited members of the audience to find words on her using a marker pen, having spun them around to make them dizzy. This follows the outfit she posted on Instagram earlier in the day: an oversized custom Rugrats sweater featuring giant drooping hands at the ends of the sleeves. An upturned Whack-branded van lies outside the venue, potatoes spilling out of it in an enigmatic tableau. By delivering this zany charisma totally deadpan, she has become the most refreshing and brilliant new voice in rap. Her album Whack World was 15 tracks, each exactly a minute long, and these miniatures are received with joy. Less euphorically received but no less strong are recent longform singles, which she has the mic stamina for. Like a standup comedian, she finds existential weight in her silliness.
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Subscriber Account active since. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator : Tierra Whack is quickly becoming one of the brightest new stars in hip-hop. She's gotten co-signs from hip-hop juggernauts like Meek Mill, and appeared on Beyonce's The Gift album.
The rise of Tierra Whack: 'One day I’ll make a rap song, the next a pop song'
The Philadelphia rapper is in town ahead of her feverishly-anticipated debut UK headline show , which sold out in 60 seconds, prompting a capacity-doubling venue switch to Village Underground in Shoreditch, where she plays tonight. You might think a sold-out UK show would come as no surprise, but Whack seems genuinely psyched. Tierra Whack, which is her real name, was born in Philadelphia in , and last year we visited her hometown to make a documentary. Projects; which is like, not really good. I wanted to draw; she got me sketch books and crayons and coloured pencils.
Tierra Helena Whack born August 11,   is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. She originally performed as "Dizzle Dizz" as a teenager, but later on reverted to her birth name in Whack was born in and raised by her mother in North Philadelphia. In a interview with The Fader , Whack mentioned that she and her father are estranged.