Tierra Whack Quotes

  1. I remember reading Dr. Seuss books, and he’s rhyming so many words together and I just loved the way it sounded. It became a challenge for me, to put words together that nobody would ever think about putting together.
  2. I’m still so down to earth and regular. I still be in the projects, I still be in the hood – just regular.
  3. I’m a visual person.
  4. I like strawberries, kiwis, and oranges.
  5. I just surprise myself every day.
  6. I love @love.watts on Instagram!
  7. Atlanta represents freedom.
  8. I think people think I’m a extrovert but really I’m a introvert.
  9. I love when people overexaggerate. It’s so funny to me.
  10. Everybody’s opening up their own lane and it just makes you feel O.K. to showcase what you’ve got.
  11. I don’t like clocks.
  12. I have so much built up inside. To be able to put what I have in my head into real life is just an amazing thing.
  13. I was my mom’s oldest child, so she was like, watching closely and taking notes, like, ‘Okay, this is what she gravitates towards,’ and she gave me all the tools to keep me focused. I liked to write; she got me notebooks. I wanted to draw; she got me sketch books and crayons and coloured pencils.
  14. If I’m at home, I’m just watching a bunch of horror movies.
  15. I was born in the summer, but I hate it because I’m allergic to bug bites. I would go play with my cousins, and then we’d go inside and I’d have mosquito bites everywhere. But mine are different – like, they blow up with puss. It’s really bad.
  16. I just call myself an artist, really.
  17. Playing characters is fun because you get the chance to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.
  18. Well, I have to have some type of visual in my head to finish a song. I can’t finish a song if I can’t see anything.
  19. That’s my real name. That’s not like a gimmick or anything, that’s my government name, Tierra Whack.
  20. People compare me to the people I listen to, the people I’m influenced by, Andre 3000, Missy, Busta.
  21. Green Eggs and Ham’ is fire.
  22. It’s important for everyone to just be able to express themselves in whatever way.
  23. I’ll never be on the level of my idols.
  24. I started music to be myself – to release and express – so I have to make sure that I’m staying true to me and making myself happy.
  25. As a kid, I was really shy. Technically I am still, but when I’m performing I want everybody to listen.
  26. I always felt more comfortable doing what I wanted to do. Because at the end of the day, I’ll be happy.
  27. When I was 16, I was rapping just to rap.
  28. Once I have a wig on, I become a different person. You can’t get Tierra back until the wig comes off.
  29. My moods are like a roller coaster. It’s hard for me to just feel one way all the time.
  30. I jumped around to different schools so I always had to adapt – remain me but pull from different avenues.
  31. A hard copy? It’s fire. People want vinyl and cassette tapes – it’s just cool to be able to touch it and feel it.
  32. Philly gives me that raw edge. We just do us.
  33. You know, I’m willing to dim my light so that somebody else can shine because, like, we all have to find our inner lights, and shine in one world.
  34. I like to create whatever that pops up in my head, bring whatever idea to life.
  35. To be honest, I’m selfish as an artist. I’m doing what I want to do and what I want to hear.
  36. Everybody’s inspiring me to just be me.
  37. I’m always trying to do every part myself, you know what I mean? I’m trying to sing, rap, whatever. I’m trying to do it all.
  38. I was always pretty popular, just cool with everybody.
  39. I never know what time it is, If you don’t know what time it is, you can just move. Time is a restraint.
  40. That’s what art is about: to create dialogue. Everybody deserves to have their own opinion.
  41. I’m most proud of making my mom happy. Really. Because she gave me life, and she supported me. So I want to be able to give back to her.
  42. I chose art, music, of course fashion, clothes, colors. I’m just expressing what I have inside and bringing it out.
  43. I realized that music was the only thing I really thought about – music and writing.
  44. So many people compromise everything; you don’t have to do that. You see one opportunity and you’re scared to turn it down. You don’t have to take everything that comes your way and there’s always something else on the other side.
  45. I’m so excited to just be able to be comfortable in my own skin and give what I have to the world and not feel like I have to copy to stand out or fit in.
  46. That’s why I’m so crazy because my mom is crazy.
  47. One day I’ll make a rap song, the next day I’ll make a pop song, the next day I’ll make a rock song, the next day I’ll make R&B. I don’t have a pattern.
  48. I was in the lab for a long time before I actually, like, put stuff out.
  49. Yeah, I’m a Leo.
  50. I spent a lot of time in my head, but not like caring about what everybody else thought, just literally in my own world.
  51. Yo, it’s helped me so much. I’ve connected with so many people that I’ve never imagined that I would ever know personally. I’m team Internet, for sure.
  52. When I’m recording, I usually just mumble and hum a melody and then fill the words in as I go.
  53. I put a lot of fun facts in the ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ video.
  54. Me being dark-skinned, that was like a big thing. Growing up, I hated myself. It was, like, weird. Kids are cruel.
  55. Like when I hear a beat, it might make you feel a way, but then it might make me feel a completely different way.
  56. I don’t want any gimmicks. The fact that people think that Whack is a gimmick is so crazy.
  57. I have a really bad memory, to be honest.
  58. I don’t really reach out, it has to be organic. If we’re in a studio setting and we’re feeling the vibe, that’s cool, we can make something. Like, I’ve been in a bunch of sessions with people I haven’t made music with. Like, I just chill. I’m not forcing it. I don’t DM people like, ‘Yooo, I’m trying to get on a track.’
  59. I grew up around a bunch of rappers and street dudes and they were always like: ‘yo! She’s a little different but she’s her.’ They respected it because you know it wasn’t forced, I wasn’t posing to be something I wasn’t.
  60. I’m having fun creating what I’m creating.
  61. I fight for whatever I believe in! I’ve learned to trust myself. I went from a being a rapper to an artist.
  62. The phone started ringing when I dropped ‘Whack World.’
  63. Sometimes, I can be crying my eyes out, wanting to die, and then I’ll walk by a mirror and see myself and just bust out laughing.
  64. I honestly don’t have like a person that I wanna work with. I’m just always focused on me, and I’m still trying to figure out my sound and what I wanna do. So I’m never really looking for features or something.
  65. Growing up people would tell me: ‘Yo, you only can do one thing. If you’re going to rap, just rap. If you’re going to sing, just sing.’ It boxed me in. But I just figured out a way to show everything. It’s like if you have a job interview, you want to present as many skills as you have.
  66. I never wanted to grow up. It really is a trap.
  67. I create, put it out, repeat. Like, me and my friends, we play Uno and Connect Four a lot. I’m having fun, and I don’t care about how many times I won or lost – I just want to keep playing the game.
  68. It’s funny, for so long I hated my last name.
  69. I want people to appreciate all the time and effort that I put into my art and my music.
  70. If I’m not at the studio, I’m at home.
  71. One-minute songs are easy as hell!
  72. Really, I only listen to like five songs.
  73. I hate olives. They’re so nasty. I hate everything about olives. Mushrooms, too.
  74. Crazy is good, crazy is fun!
  75. Each day I record I’m always doing something different that I’ve never done. So I feel like I’m a new artist every time I go to the studio.
  76. I decided I wanted to use my real name ‘Tierra Whack’ when I decided I wanted to make music my career.
  77. Being a female in music I just, I want everybody to, all the women to come in, and we huddle up and we work together and we help each other.
  78. I have a sick sense of humor. Like, I’m always laughing at my own pain.
  79. Like for ‘Black Nails,’ I just had black nails – and I never have black nails. It was my first and last time getting black nails. And that’s so not normal for me. So when you’re recording, you’re up at the mic and you gotta name the file, so I just look down and I’m like, ‘Black Nails!’ That’s literally what it was.
  80. I didn’t want to just be a rapper, I wanted to be a star.
  81. I’m naturally all over the place and scatter-brained.
  82. I never do the same thing twice.
  83. You can’t put me in a box, because then it’s just like, you’re not gonna get anything.
  84. Everything’s so, like, saturated nowadays. So if you wanna, like, make an impact, you gotta do something different. Do something new.
  85. For a long time, I couldn’t tell somebody how I felt or I couldn’t talk about my problems because I felt like I was complaining. Writing would help me or it would be like, I can’t tell you how I feel, but I can play you a song.
  86. There was a time in school where I was trying to figure out which lunch table I belonged to. Eventually, I started my own table and formed my own crew.
  87. I can’t describe my sound. That’s something I don’t ever think about and I kinda don’t want to think about it.
  88. I like to peel oranges.
  89. If I can make it through homelessness, I can make it through anything.

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