The slightly different background may shed light over Tia's musical ambitions, yet still won't touch the source of her personality as she is more or less someone you cannot quite catch. An extrovert personality but with layers of something mysterious you can't grasp.
Tia comes from a musical family, with her father being a Radio speaker, drummer and radio DJ for 25 years and her mother being a big Motown fan, working as a journalist in culture, politics and arts some may say the influences are obvious.
However it was not until Tia started middle school that she found her true passion for music. As a child, she was encouraged to attend piano lessons, ballet classes, drama and she was constantly painting, writing or singing.
Always on the move, the family lived all over the world before settling in
in the early 1990'ies. Copenhagen, Denmark
She attended a creative free school where speaking your mind and not minding your tongue was highly encouraged. She took music lessons several hours a week, being part of a band playing Funk and Jazz.
When she left middle school it was already becoming clear that music was the inevitable path in her life, and when she started high school she knew she could not fit in to the system no matter how hard she tried.
Being a strong left wing activist, a feminist and extremely motivated she dropped out and decided to pursue music fulltime. A long period of hard ups-and-down's followed, and finally the break came when Tia crossed paths with rapper ALX and they started their own independent label Okayhater Music (2001).
The debut co-release with ALX, at 18 years old was the sold out
12"produced by World DMC Champion DJ Noize, and from there on they seemed to appear everywhere both in Scandinavia and in The US linking up with based and underground legends The Molemen. Chicago
Receiving major label offers from BMG, Universal, management and production deals, Tia has always gone her own way and refused to give in to anyone who has tried to make her into something she is not.
In 2007 MC Tia signed with Gateway Music (sub label of DMF Music) to release her EP "Shades of Variety."
MC Tia has performed in
, Sweden , Denmark , France and UK . Turkey
She has a discography of over 20 releases and features, hip hop documentary features, over 100.000's of downloads and interviews in rare Medias such as Tolo TV in
. She has also spoken about Hip Hop culture and about being a rapper at the " Afghanistan Universityof Modern Design" in , and held a hip hop workshop for kids and teenagers, providing writing and rapping techniques, musical history and performing live. New Delhi, India
She has compiled her own team of producers, DJ's and designers from all over the world, stressing the importance of spreading the hip hop culture as well as preserving it.
"The Super Fresh Remix Mixtape" which is out this year 2007, is an ode to expression in all musical forms within hip hop.
"I wanted to create something real hip hop but without any musical or lyrical boundaries. That's why you got everything from soul, jazz, reggae, electro and straight up and down 95 bpm hip hop…(to) be able to play with diversity ! "
MC TIA Discography :
ALX & MC TIA- The Real/Triumphin 12" -2002
Wallboomers and Run For Cover Records
DJ Swab Half and Half Album-2003
Duggud-Sooner Than Later LP-2004
Nothin but skillz inc.
Nothin But Skillz Vol. 1 – 2005
Nothin but skillz inc.
Perfect Combination-Conquer Album- 2005
elQpe productions / GAU records
Chroome XTP Mixtape-2005
DJ Phantom LP-2005
DJ Flip- Street Heat Vol 1" -2005
Lucky Charm Records
Fredric Uppföljaren -2007
ALX-For the people LP -2007
Nothin But Skillz -2007
It's her Turn mixtape- 2007
MC Tia-Project Dubplate pt. 1
Pressed by Undabass Sound -2007
RSP LP- Released 2007
Megalarge & Wildelux LP – Released 2007 ?
Kush - Give me a break! Mixtape -2007
MC Tia side projects:
Anti Music Censorship Song "Can you censor this!"
Feat. MC Tia, MBS, zed, youss etc.
MC Tia -"Out here in the street" used as theme in skate video
TV live from 24 Karat koncert in Århus
MC TIA BOOKING :
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for your request.
Please include budget, date, venue, expected amount of audience and length of show desired
MC TIA MYSPACE :
MC TIA "Behind the scenes" 2007