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Free Download: Tigarah "Girl Fight!"


What do you get when you combine the fierce delivery of M.I.A. with the production talent of Diplo and the commercialized street cred of Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls? The answer is Tigarah, a female MC from Tokyo who raps in Japanese and English. Produced by studio innovator Mr. D, Tigarah takes her cues from a range of different styles including baile funk, UK grime, Baltimore club and hip-hop.

While attending Tokyo's Keio University majoring in political science, Tigarah decided that musical freestyle would be a much better way to speak her mind. She was inspired by the freeflowing beats and straight up rhymes of baile funk, the popular sound from Rio's slumps (that I have written about before). Tigarah traveled to Brazil to learn more about the music and met up with Mr. D who was touring the country at the time. She is now in Los Angeles getting ready to shoot a video with Patrick Frazier for "Girl Fight!" and working on new music for their debut full-length album.

What I like about Tigarah is her unique musical angle. Her Japanese roots combined with hip hop and baile funk truly creates a sound that is inherently global. There are obvious similarities with M.I.A. but Tigarah's lyrical references to pop culture elements inject a unique style of her own. Check out her MySpace site to stream and download tracks from her forthcoming album. Highly recommended. [source]

Download Tigarah "Girl Fight!"

April 6, 2006 in MP3 | Permalink


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"M.I.A. with the production talent of Diplo"

Ahhhh, M.I.A. was actually produced by Diplo.

Posted by: Mr eel at Apr 7, 2006 2:52:14 AM

My friend introduced me to her a couple months ago. I love Tigarah!

Posted by: j4r3d at Apr 7, 2006 7:11:53 AM

Wow. This is brilliant. I'm ordering the album now, and I've posted about her on my blog too (with props to you :-) )

Mega thanks

Posted by: Trixie at Apr 10, 2006 5:09:34 AM

Thanks for sharing, girl sounds great!!

P/S: A student at Keio eh?? Privilaged kid!! XD

Posted by: ZoeZoe at May 7, 2006 11:11:01 PM

pls help ... that song can't be downloaded ... can some1 send it to me by mail ? pls pls :(

Posted by: carneval at Oct 8, 2006 11:12:52 AM

i'm from indonesia. i've listened to tigarah tracks. wow! amazing! this is one prove... one japanese, again, made a good songs! in the website, there's a photo taken, tigarah and m.i.a met at a party. cool! i hope they can work together!

Posted by: gembi at Oct 8, 2006 11:19:03 AM

i'm from hungary. tigarah rulez!:D

Posted by: irnik at Jan 17, 2007 3:49:16 AM

From africa MOZAMBIQUE, we all say that tigarah is the best....
Color culture money is the best

Posted by: KUANG_Lee at Feb 4, 2007 3:09:30 AM


Posted by: AsD at Apr 2, 2008 5:58:36 AM

wow !!!hi i am from romania @@@>>>fantastik song B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L i love it !!!!!Tigarak rulzzzzz!!!!!!:D:X::X:P!!!!1take an IM plizzz if you want !!mi IM yahoo :dj_sergio_10!!!!!buzz me

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