“Hip hop keeps me inspired”
Tigra T. is working as a designer and d.j. and she definitely found the way doing it in her own style.
Hip hop is a big inspiration for her. As a BGirl she trained with the 010 BBoys.
As a d.j. she began to combine the funk samples with hiphop beats, old skool and new skool. She likes to make a total mash up of different styles, soul, funk, jazz, hiphop, dancehall and reggae.
She performed at different events and clubs like Gimme a break, IBE, National Phonographic, Lowlands, Paard van Troje, Lichtfabriek and Nighttown.
As a designer she works together with other artists forming the collective Topaze.
Topaze is specialized in transforming locations, inside or outside, big or small. Designs are also used for lifestyleproducts and clothes.Lately the Topaze vision is used for urban renewal projects, schools and workshops.
Tigra T. made a lot of pieces, inspirated and dedicated to hiphop.
In 2004 she showed her passion by making a short doc ´We don´t stop…`for the Black Soil Festival call out. The doc is like an open mic for different artists who are bizzy doing their own thing, all connected to hiphop. Not shown at The Black Soil Festival, but shown @ Hutuz, one of the biggest international hiphop events in Rio, Brazil.