Tierra Whack, a genre-bending Philadelphia rapper, claims to be “versatile, so I can keep switching lanes” on her new song “Walk The Beat,” and she proves it by wrangling a house-influenced beat that would fit right in at a New York drag gala. Whack’s latest single is a dedication to “fashion shows, beautiful outfits,” which fits right in with her distinct sense of style, as she mentions designers such as Raf Simons and Rick Owens.
Whack has released a smattering of new music in 2021, three years after her breakout EP Whack World. She like the slower pace, fiddling with her sound to get the lanes she prefers. Whack wrote the theme song for her hometown 76ers’ playoff run and “connected” with Lego for an imaginative video urging kids to embrace their creativity, in addition to appearing on Willow’s new album Lately I Feel Everything.
And although they don’t technically count as new releases, Whack certainly renewed the buzz around her name with a string of impressive freestyles earlier this year, employing both hip-hop classics like Onyx’s “Last Dayz” and Ludacris’ “Stand Up” and contemporary hits like CJ’s “Whoopty” to show off the dagger-sharp flow that made her one of rap’s most intriguing figures.