TiaCorine Is the “Anime Trap Queen”

TiaCorine is on our list of 22 Top Female Rappers to Watch in 2022, because she’s fire. Her latest video to "Pancake" backs our thinking.
January 19, 2022 by Myah
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Straight out of Winston-Salem TiaCorine has been singing, rapping, and playing instruments since the third grade. Growing up in a multi-cultural household, her father Japanese and Black and her mother Shoshone Indian, she emerged in a diverse catalog of music. Her mother played a lot of 80s and 90s classics like Sade, Teena Marie, and Queen. And her father had a heavy Hip-Hop influence on her, playing legendary groups like Sugar Hill Gang and A Tribe Called Quest.  It’s no wonder her style has range and her music is a melting pot of influence and technique. 

content.data?.target.fields.titleWinston-Salem, NC @TiaCorine Very talented rapper, utilizes a lot of different voices, and different flows there isn’t a pocket she’s not walked in.

Tia’s out-of-this-world creativity is what makes her music so unique—she’s been sonically coined as the Anime Trap queen and it's fitting. We can turn up, rock out or space out to her music. A fearless display of versatility and her niched sound has built a community of loyal listeners.  

Since the original version of her breakout song  Lotto went viral on Tik-Tok in 2018, for the popular line “I don’t give a f***, I’ll beat a b**** up.” She received co-signs from SZA, A$AP Rocky, and Rico Nasty. In 2021, she doubled back with Lotto (Part 2) this time featuring rap star and label mate Dababy. The song was featured on The Saga 34Corine the deluxe follow-up to 34Corine. In an interview with Flaunt Magazine, Tia reflects on repping her hometown Winston-Salem and says,

People look at me as the face of Winston, the queen of Winston I’m 34Corine, I take Winston wherever I go.

 Her most recent EP Pussy includes three tracks, Same Team, Powerpuff, and Yung Joc and it’s giving us the trap superpowers we’ve been missing.

With over 5 million streams and a pack of faithful supporters, TiaCorine is here to stay.