TAS MESSAOUDI

Rapper 

BIO

Tas is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter, lyricist and rapper based in Cambridge and of Algerian descent.

Tas’ first exposure to rap came when her sister played “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” by Kendrick Lamar and she didn’t like it at all! But, after listening closely to the lyrical content, she was blown away, and wanted to hear more. She listened to more of his work, along with music by Eminem, and this made her seriously consider writing her own lyrics.

In time Tas visited the Romsey Mill studio and quickly impressed KD with her lyrical skills and flow. Through this experience Tas grew in confidence and, in her own words, “KD made me realise that I was better than I thought I was”!

Tas in inspired by artists like Young Thug, Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Nas, but also enjoys listening to other artists like J Hus ; his tracks make her smile, and she like the vibe that his music has.

Ultimately Tas aspires to emulate Beyoncé who identifies as her idol both for being an exceptional vocalist, alongside a wife and mother, a businesswoman, a philanthropist and a strong woman of colour.

Tas started her live career at a local church talent competition performing Eminem’s ‘25 to Life’ and ‘Love the Way You Lie’ and ended up winning the competition! This led to a live performance at Rapademic at The Junction in Cambridge that same year. She loved the experience and it made her hungry to perform more; She’s more than ready for Rapademic 2017.

In the future Tas want to study Sociology and then read Criminology & Psychology at university. Musically, she would like her career to mirror Kendrick Lamar’s – with every song or rap she creates or produces becoming timeless! Her aim is to use rap to express everything she wants to say; she admits that she tends to waffle and is highly opinionated, so is focussing on finding the most addictive beats and marrying them with her words so that people will sit up and listen!

GALLERY