Tanajah is a hip-hop artist and rapper based in Raleigh, North Carolina, whose music is best characterized by her ability to convey reflectiveness, self-empowerment, and altogether positive vibes through her lyrical and musical expression. Tanajah's music appeals to being true to yourself, trusting the path you're on, and don't stop believing and working on reaching your goals.
The talented rapper and performer grew up in Maryland and found music early on in her upbringing with her mother being a singer. Tanajah started freestyling in middle school while also picking up percussion, which led her to study the drums at North Carolina Central University. However, after finishing her studies, Tanajah realized that she had to chase her dream of being the artist and not the drummer of some band. One day back in 2018, Tanajah went to an open mic and simply just blew the audience's mind with her performance. A music reporter from IndyWeek said the following in a review of one of her first live performances: "Tanajah has built a reputation for having the kind of live performances that are almost impossible to follow.".
These experiences fueled her with energy and confirmed that she had to put all of her focus into expressing herself through music and live performances.
Not so coincidentally, 'Tanajah' means 'attention' in Hindu, which is probably the best way to describe her live appearance - because when Tanajah enters the stage - she demands your attention. She's first and foremost inspired by herself when it comes to her music but is also influenced by the genres of hip-hop, pop, RnB, and artists such as Missy Elliot, Beyoncé, 2Pac, Kanye West, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Noname.
Although Tanajah's official hip-hop career only dates back a few years with her first EP release 'May This Vibe Last Forever' in 2018, she's certainly accomplished a lot.
In 2019, she got nominated for 'Best Female Artist' in North Carolina's Music Award, which has had a great impact on her motivation to keep on chasing her dream of reaching the big stages. A year later, destiny would have that Tanajah suddenly got in contact with Justo Gambula, the bass player in the Danish trio Athletic Progression through an Instagram open-call asking; "Who wants to rap to this?".
Not surprisingly, Tanajah showed her talents on that beat which led to establishing a creative relationship with Justo Gambula. Some time passed by, but Justo hadn't forgotten about Tanajah and ended up offering her to come to Denmark and play a gig with Athletic Progression at the showcase festival SPOT in 2020.
As a result of her time in Denmark, Tanajah is now booked at the 2021- version of SPOT Festival and recently got signed on the Danish record label Blikflak with her upcoming second EP, which is to be released in late 2021. Much more is in store for Tanajah, so sit back, get ready and enjoy the ride because she's COMING!