Tinashe

Jul
21
Tinashe Performs ‘2 On’ on ‘Wendy Williams’

Tinashe

With her single “2 On” burning up the airwaves, Tinashe paid a visit to “The Wendy Williams Show” on Monday. Wearing an oversized Hood by Air jersey and Jordans, the L.A. singer served up a hot performance of her DJ Mustard-produced hit, which is No. 1 on Rhythmic Radio.

“Wow, this is a dream come true!!!” tweeted Tinashe.

Her debut album Aquarius is due in September featuring Future and A$AP Rocky.

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Jun
5
Rap-Up TV: Tinashe Enlists A$AP Rocky, Future for ‘Aquarius’ Debut

Tinashe has been all over the airwaves with her DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q. But the L.A. singer’s success didn’t happen overnight. After getting her start in the girl group The Stunners and appearing in movies and TV shows including “Two and a Half Men,” she went on to release three mixtapes including last year’s Black Water.

Now the 21-year-old is readying her RCA Records debut Aquarius for release later this summer.

She has been in the studio with hitmakers including Mike WiLL Made It, Boi-1da, Dev Hynes, Clams Casino, and A$AP Rocky, who appears on the Detail-produced “Pretend.”

“The song with Rocky is definitely kind of a contemporary-sounding song,” she told Rap-Up TV. “It doesn’t really sound like a lot of other songs on the radio, but it’s a midtempo feel and it’s kinda minimalistic in the track.”

She also went to Atlanta to work with Future on the Jasper-produced “How Many Times.” “[Future] kept it straight ‘hood on this track, which I was super excited about,” said Tinashe. “I think it’s an interesting blend between an R&B vibe and there being some hip-hop thrown in there.”

Growing up, she listened to Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Sade, Keith Sweat, and Tony! Toni! Toné! “My parents played a lot of ’90s R&B in the house, so I think I was just naturally kind of influenced by that type of music.”

But she’s been drawing comparisons to one particular R&B singer. “I think being compared to Aaliyah is a huge compliment,” she said. “Interestingly enough, she wasn’t a person who I really idolized or was influenced by growing up, but I think it’s just cool that people find similarities and comparisons in our different styles.”

May
23
New Music: Tinashe – ‘Days in the West’ (Drake Cover)

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After Drake and OB OBrien remixed her single “2 On,” Tinashe returns the favor with her take on Drizzy’s “Days in the East.” The L.A. songstress channels Aaliyah on the breathy slow jam, on which she reps her West Coast roots and calls out Internet bullies.

“You’re showing me how deep your ignorance is with your comments,” she sings.

Tinashe is working on her RCA Records debut Aquarius, which is expected to feature A$AP Rocky and Future.

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May
12
Tinashe Sings National Anthem at Dodgers Game

Tinashe and Kid Ink

With her single “2 On” rising up the charts and even spawning a remix from Drake, Tinashe made her hometown proud with her patriotic performance at the Dodgers vs. Giants game on Friday.

Wearing a Dodgers jersey, the Pasadena-raised singer took to home plate at Dodger Stadium to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner,” earning cheers from the fans.

This is Tinashe’s second time singing the National Anthem at the Dodgers game. She previously performed it in 2012.

Her RCA labelmate and fellow L.A. native Kid Ink also repped Dodger blue by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. The “Show Me” rapper showed no signs of nerves as he threw the ball past home plate.

See Tinashe and Kid Ink put it down for their hometown.

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Mar
24
Video: Tinashe f/ ScHoolboy Q – ’2 On’

ScHoolboy Q and Tinashe

Since dropping her 13-track mixtape Black Water last year, Tinashe has been one to watch. Now the L.A.-based singer-actress, formerly of girl group The Stunners, makes some major moves in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed video for her DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q.

The dance-heavy clip opens with the 21-year-old getting ready for a big night out. She rehearses with her girls at a studio before debuting her new moves at an underground club, where she meets up with the Oxymoron rapper. In between all the fierce choreography, the birthday girl blows out the candles on her cake and starts a food fight.

“’2 On’ is meant to be fun. It’s about celebrating being young, going out, being with your friends, and living it up. That was my inspiration,” said Tinashe. “It’s got a West Coast vibe with ScHoolboy Q and DJ Mustard, but it has my spin too. I wanted the visuals for the song to capture that mood.”

Tinashe has been in the studio with producers including Mike WiLL Made It, Boi-1da, T-Minus, and Dev Hynes working on her RCA Records debut, which will feature more up-tempo and rhythmic cuts than her mixtape.

Watch Tinashe turn up with TDE below.

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Mar
23
Video: Tinashe f/ ScHoolboy Q – ’2 On’ [Teaser]

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Following the release of her 2013 mixtape Black Water, Tinashe gets ready for her RCA Records debut with her DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On” featuring ScHoolboy Q.

The L.A. songstress, who was formerly a member of girl group The Stunners, shows off some sexy moves in the 34-second teaser, which features a quick cameo from the TDE rapper.

The full video will debut Monday on VEVO.

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Jan
13
New Music: Tinashe f/ ScHoolBoy Q – ’2 On’

2 On

While we await his major label debut Oxymoron, TDE’s ScHoolBoy Q links up with R&B newcomer Tinashe on her club-ready single “2 On.” The L.A. singer, who is signed to RCA Records, gets high and turns up with her clique, while Q parties hard on the DJ Mustard production.

Roll up and get down to their smoking joint.

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