Tifa

Tifa

Born Latifa Brown in Jamaica, Tifa’s interest in music developed from a very young age, listening to musical legends such as Earth Wind and Fire, Patti Labelle and Aretha Franklin. Growing up with her stepfather, Garfield ‘Sampalue’ Phillips, the reggae producer who assisted in the building of several music careers such as Lady Saw, gave her a deep-rooted love for Dancehall music. While attending Wolmers Preparatory in Kingston, Tifa was actively involved in the School Choir, Drama Club and Dance Troupe. As recognition for her choreography talents grew, so did her passion for singing and songwriting. In early 2005, she decided to put her music first, recording on her stepfather's record label Diamond Rush Records. She also collaborated with a number of his artists as well as others and sang backup for a short while. Tifa has since teamed with most producers in the Jamaica music fraternity finding a home for a while with Ward 21. Here she also teamed up with fellow up & comers Natalie Storm and Timberlee to form the all female trio TNT. On a solo tip Tifa attracted much attention with singles such as "Kitty Police" for TJ Records on the Show off Riddim. It was the single "Crawny Gal" on the Dem Gal Sitt'n Riddim, produced by Ward 21, that showed Jamaica who TIFA really was. Released in Japan, the compilation CD garnered rave reviews worldwide. The next single, "Bottom of the Barrel", catapulted her career to an even higher level. The single was a HUGE radio hit, as well as the video which was nominated for quite a few awards. Tifa has since been busy spreading her infectious rhymes and captivating performances in the Caribbean and North America. Now a certified multi-award winning star she continues to court much attention for her music, style and swagger as witnessed on her collabo (Swaggin’) with Future Fambo & Wayne Marshall. She is also highly saught after for brand endorsements. Her debut album is now one of the most anticipated events in Jamaica’s competitive Dancehall.