Filling the hollow void left by the unrivaled Lauryn Hill, Tish Hyman uses her voice for those without voices. Often lost in the historical narration of New York City, the Bronx-native singer-songwriter and rapper shares what it is to be homeless, a street performer, a street hustler, or a young person who sells candy to make ends meet.
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In 2010 Hyman moved to Los Angeles, California and began writing songs for other artists. Soon after in 2011, she wrote a song for Ahsan Watts which helped him get signed to Interscope, and gave Hyman recognition as a songwriter. From here on, she subsequently landed a publishing deal at Universal Music Publishing Group and went on to write songs for Alicia Keys, Diddy, Kanye West and Kelly Rowland.
Single release and EP Hyman’s first single, Subway Art, was released on March 3, 2015, and the video premiered on The FADER on April 27, 2015. The song, which describes the struggles of those who use the New York City subway trains on a daily basis, brought stylistic and vocal comparisons to Lauryn Hill. Her second single, “Home For Christmas,” premiered on VIBE and on Ebro Darden’s radio show on December 15, 2015.
Furthermore, she was featured on Fabolous’ 2015 single “You Made Me” and on Dom Kennedy’s 2015 single “2 Bad.” She was the first female rapper in 2015 to successfully complete the “5 Fingers of Death” freestyle challenge on Sway in the Morning on Sirius XM. Then, she wrote Ty Dolla Sign’s “Horses in the Stable” off his 2015 album, Free TC. (In my opinion, this is one of Ty Dolla Sign’s best songs ever.)
In the same way, Hyman’s debut EP, Dedicated To, was released on July 12, 2016, with production by Bink, William Larsen, Timothy Bloom, Dave Kuncio, Nate Walka and others.