Name: T Barz (Felecia Tunstall)
Hometown: Mobile, Alabama
Biggest Break Thus Far: Teaming up with my label BSE as well as the amazing artists that’s on the label.
Musical influences: Eve, MC Lyte, Missy, Common, Bryson Tiller, Jhene Aiko, J Cole.
When did you know you wanted to become a female MC: From a child I knew I wanted to be in entertainment from dancing, to acting. The poetry and spoken word was only halfway satisfying me so I really started taking rapping seriously when I was about 23.
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Name: T Barz
How Do You Describe Your Sound? I got an up north sound most definitely, but still keeping that southern “twange” I think I’m a mixture of MC Lyte, Eve and Missy.
If You Were The Love Child Of Any Artists (Dead Or Alive) Which Artists Would They Be? Eve and Usher. I say this because I can dance like really dance and I used to watch Usher back in the day and mimic a lot of his dance moves and Eve I think I got that edgy classiness that she does, not to mention that’s one of my favorite female rappers.
What’s Next? Every and anything I can get my hands on, from acting to branding, you name it.
BASE LEVEL: T Barz’s Musical Parents Would Be Eve & Usher was originally published on hellobeautiful.com