First Look: Tangina Stone Shines Brightly On "Suntan" [Video Premiere + Exclusive Q&A]
The music game is a tricky maze, full of opportunities and pitfalls at every turn, but every day, young talents enter the maze and a few will find their path to stardom. For this week’s tribute, um, First Look Friday, we are ecstatic to introduce you to the one, the only Tangina Stone. The Brooklyn-by-way-of-Ohio singer-songwriter represents the 330 as deftly as LeBron James handles opposing teams. Mixing some rock, funk, grit and a whole lot of soul — Tangina Stone represents a sound that harkens back to an era where the sound came from a pure and honest place.
Driven to live out her dreams from a young age, Tangina Stone’s connection to the deep roots of music fueled her journey from Ohio to New York. Fed that homecooked goodness of The O’Jays, Gerald Levert and the hip-hop energy of Kid Cudi and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, this Stone Blu winner proves that she has the chops to make it in this music game. Honing her chops in the Big Apple has enabled her to take her “dollar and a dream” type energy and knock out shows with raw emotion and honesty. After the release of her first EP, The Fall, Tangina Stone found her melodies permeating from the small screen on shows such as VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop and TV One’s Hollywood Divas.
Now after experiencing the highs and lows of living the life, Tangina Stone has come full circle, showering the game with light on her new cut “Suntan.” We are also ecstatic to be the exclusive premiere destination for Tangina Stone’s music video, “Suntan,” which was filmed in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.
The Feel Up Records signee is our latest induction into the First Look Friday franchise. The beautiful vocalist with the penetrating wordplay sits down with us to talk about her journey from the Midwest to the city that never sleeps, how a student at The New School balances work with entertaining and why songwriting is not for the faint of heart.
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