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Tarica June – “But Anyway” (Live Performance) [Video]

Hmmm… I remember coming across Tarica years ago. Really taking the underground route to success on her own terms. Looks like she is still on that railroad, and we get to look at some tracks she is riding… live!

Here’s a special acoustic performance filmed at one of my favorite places: Nubian Hueman! … Of course one of the songs I did was But Anyway (with a new verse!!) so that’s the one I’m sharing first. Special thanks to Tyler Moonlight on keys and thanks to Anika Hobbs of Nubian Hueman for having me!
Tarica June

(Bio after the jump.)


BIO: Within a culture that severely under-represents and undervalues the non-conforming female voice unwilling to bend to trends and commercial viability, Tarica June is unapologetically unique. The Howard Law School-educated Hip-Hop artist has a celebrated skill set, with a dossier that flaunts high praises from the likes of seminal Hip-Hop artist Chuck D (Public Enemy) and M-1 (Dead Prez). With an effortless flow that sits haughtily at the nexus of diverse influences such as Sonia Sanchez, Yasiin Bey, and T.I., it’s easy to see why HipHopDX called her debut mixtape “one of the most important projects in recent Hip-Hop memory.” The self-directed video for her politically-charged single “But Anyway” went viral in the Spring of 2016, garnering over one million views on Facebook in less than 3 days. This sparked coverage from numerous national outlets including NPR and, bringing national attention to issues related to the gentrification of Washington DC (her hometown).

Tarica June has performed around the country, incorporating traditional Hip-Hop, and elements of folk music (guitar), and spoken-word/poetry into her shows. She has been featured at numerous festivals and conferences including SXSW (TX), the Smithsonian Institute’s ‘America Now’ Fest (DC), University of Maryland’s NextNow Fest (MD), Can-A-Sista-Rock-A-Mic (DC), and the B-Girl-Be Hip-Hop Festival (MN). Tarica June’s EP ‘Stream of Consciousness’ is available online for free download, and her full-length album ‘Dear Hip-Hop’ is [out now].

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