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Tierra Whack

The Hip-Hop Artist Building Her Own World

Brian Anthony Hernandez, an editor at ONE37pm, compares Tierra Whack’s Whack World visual album to Beyonce’s Lemonade strategy and describes the album as brilliant, bizarre and beautiful. If that’s not a glowing review, we don’t know what is.

Whack World is a 15-minute album, with 15 songs each clocking in at exactly 60 seconds. The music video sees the 22-year-old Philly artist transitioning into 15 new outfits and 15 different settings, representing each catchy track off of Whack World. Why is each song so short, compared to the traditional 3- to 4-minute song on everyone else’s albums? “Every viewer has a different perspective and I’m just hoping to catch someone,” says Whack.

When did you realize what you wanted to do in your life?

“At 16 years old.”

What is your biggest accomplishment to date?

“Opening for Lauryn Hill.”

What advice do you have for other women working toward their own dreams?

“Respect and love yourself!”

Snack food you can’t live without?

“Hot wings!”

Desert island question: If you could bring only three things, what would they be?

“Me, myself and I.”

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