TAMIKA J.

Tamika J. born and raised in Miami, Florida and now living in Los Angeles. Tamika J. has performed at popular venues and showcases such as House Of Blues, So Far Sounds LA, The Study, S.H.E Music Showcase, The Pocket LA and many other notable opportunities.

She recently released two singles titled “Same Man” and “P.S.A.” which moves away from traditional RnB harmonies and speaks to her alternative side. “Same Man” couldn’t come at a better time, infused with RnB and House, it gives the listener a sneak peek into how excellent a live show can be. P.S.A can be described as a cathartic piece of work, reminding us of our history and stirring up feelings of hope and unity. 

Inspired by a collective catalog of artists such as Linkin Park, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Dawn Richards, Jill Scott and so many others to name; Tamika J. continues to work on her musical projects that are as eclectic as her musical taste. Tamika J. desires to inspire, motivate and heal individuals through her music.

Q & A’s w Tamika J.

Who is “Tamika J.”?

Tamika J. is an artist, a daughter, a sister, a friend and someone who is extremely passionate about her purpose. In this journey, I am always being reintroduced to “Tamika J.” I am always learning, growing and reflecting on how I can get better everyday. 

Looking back, are there moments that clearly stand out as being defining moments in your life? 

Oh yes!! When I got a personal invitation for a private audition to be on Season 17 The Voice! I have never been on a major television network so when the opportunity came it was so surreal, amazing and an incredible learning experience! I was aired on TV and even though I did not get a chair turn it was one of the most amazing things that happened to me musically! I got to meet THEE JOHN LEGEND!! Hello

Are you working on any new music right now?

Of course!!! I’ve been writing for my EP for a while now!! Also, I have some cool projects and collaborations getting ready to be released! I am definitely ready and excited to show the world what I’ve been working on! The EP will be a mix of 90s Rnb music, spoken word, Hip hop and so much more!!! 

When do your ideas come to you?

My ideas come to me at random moments!! For example, I was stuck in LA traffic (like always) and then a melody just hit me… I grabbed my phone and recorded the melody on my voice notes and rushed home to write the song!! The song is not finished yet lol but the point is inspiration comes to me anytime even in the shower, toilet, church, gym lol it just comes! 

When will you feel like you’ve made it?

I love this QUESTION!! Hmmm… got me thinking … OK I got it .. when my bank account reflects the hard work I do everyday ! However, there are so many levels “of making it” because I am always learning about myself! Every season reflects a better Tamika J. so every time I thought “I made it” life humbles me and reminds me that I have so much more to do. 

Any fun facts about you?

YES! I am fluent in American Sign Language and I make THEE BEST Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake!! It’s the best! Oh and I host my own open mic event called “Tamika J Living Room Sessions” it’s a dope vibe with amazing artists. 🙂

Follow Tamika J. on IG @tamikajlivingroomsessions

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