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Philly native Tierra Whack makes a colourful splash for her first Grammys look


Rising star Tierra Whack earned a Grammy nomination for her “Mumbo Jumbo” music video however she’s being most talked about for her costume.

The Philadelphia native wore a costume at Sunday night time’s present designed by Philly designer Nancy Beringer. The costume’s layers and frills had been very intentional and meant to symbolize each Whack and Beringer’s creativity. “The costume truly — in case you can’t actually see it — has loads of layers and actions in order she strikes the picture adjustments. It actually represents her creativity, in addition to my creativity,” Beringer instructed CBS3.

After gaining early recognition in Philly for her freestyle rap expertise, Whack has had a busy 12 months and earned quite a lot of reward from artists like rapper Meek Mill and singer/songwriter Solange within the course of. Whack’s first album, “Whack World,” launched on Might 30, 2018, instantly turned a success with critics and followers due to a refreshing, modern format.

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Every of the 15 songs on the venture had been a minute lengthy and got here with Instagram-friendly visuals, making “Whack World,” as a lot of a case research in social media because it was a group of high-concept hip-hop tracks. “Mumbo Jumbo” is a music not featured on “Whack World,” that sees the artist rhymically mumbling with out saying phrases and acquired a becoming video remedy.

The video for “Mumbo Jumbo” noticed Whack go to a scary dental go to in what appears like a dystopian universe the place she acquired the identical extensive smile that everybody else she later encounters has. With its sharp cinematography, vivid colours and distinctive idea, it’s clear to see why it was nominated for the “Finest Music Video” Grammy.

Whereas the “Finest Music Video” Grammy finally went to Infantile Gambino for “This Is America,” Whack’s first exhibiting on the occasion made one factor clear: She has many extra award reveals and artistic breakthroughs forward.


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