Tylibah is an amazing lyricist, singer/songwriter, and author. She took a few moments from her busy and fabulous schedule to share her thoughts about her journey.
HH: What inspired you to be an artist?
TYLIBAH: I’ve always had the passion to want to express myself through writing and music. Growing up around music really helped to nurture that desire. So places like the church, my house where music was always played, and the streets of Brooklyn where I was raised did it.
HH: How would you describe your sound and your message?
TYLIBAH: My sound is very eclectic and it varies. I love beats that allow me to go different places at different times. I work with an array of producers who cater to the different concepts that I have. My message is one of empowerment. I always want people to leave from hearing my set or from listening to a track feeling better about themselves and the world around them.
HH: What projects are you working on now?
TYLIBAH: I’m super excited about the self titled mixtape, “Tylibah” I’m introducing myself as a vocalist and rapper and song writer to the world. It�s by far one of the most exciting things I’m doing right now. Also I’m working within the school system here in New York, Atlanta, and North Carolina bringing a program based on my book “Streets in Poem form” to help children with literacy and creative expression.
HH: What is your opinion on the state of the music industry and the direction it�s heading?
TYLIBAH: I’m excited about music right now. I think a lot of new artists and some of our old time favorites have resurfaced with some great material. I love a lot of J cole”s new stuff and Alicia Keys new material. I really think good music will always prevail�we see what happened with Sade at a time when people said the music industry was dead. The consumers are always ready for a sound that will inspire them.
HH: Do you have any words of encouragement or tips for aspiring artists?
TYLIBAH: I understand fully that it isn’t easy but passion makes the difference and really try and associate and stay around people that believe in you and support your vision. And of course don’t give up no matter how hard it gets. And stay creative.
HH: What do love about Hype Hair magazine?
TYLIBAH: Hype hair has always been one of my all time favorite magazines. Sitting in the hair salon its just natural to pick it up and read about some of your favorite artists and see how they take care of their hair and also what new styles are out. I love Hype Hair for what it represents for woman everywhere.
HH: Where can people find out more about you?
TYLIBAH: I’m on every social networking site so just google TYLIBAH. Join the facebook fan page, listen to the music on myspace and follow me on twitter @Tylibah.