Sunday, January 2, 2011

Dope Shit!

Everyday a star is born. But only some shine as bright as Tashi, the new and fresh R&B/Pop sensation, who can act, dance and spit a hot 16 bars if pressed. Hailing from Queens, New York the 17- year- old

 Tashi set out for a singing career at just four years old. Her first break was as a principle in Puffy’s “We'll Always Love Big Poppa" music video. Shortly after, she launched a successful career in modeling when she was signed to Ford Models New York. Her face was seen all over the country on runways for Barbie, Mattel, and Nike and in print ads for stores like Macys, Kmart, and Target.

Modeling didn’t require a voice, so Tashi sought out acting and singing gigs. Her first professional acting job was on the daytime soap opera, “One Life To Live.” Shortly after, she landed a commercial for Hershey’s Chocolate which led to an invite from The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to join the organization. What followed next was a string of appearances, both on and off screen. Some of those appearances were The American Girl Revue, Spike Lee’s Miracle’s Boys, Above The Influence commercials and coming to theatre’s in 2011 Tashi will be featured in an upcoming film Gun Hill Road by Rashaad Ernesto Green.

While acting sometimes afforded her the opportunity to sing, it alone wasn’t enough. In between commercials, PSAs and small parts in independent films, Tashi continued to sing and practice with a vocal coach. In 2007, she was selected to compete in a singing competition which aired overseas. This experience landed her in places like Korea, Paris, Africa and London.

                                                      In the words of Tashi
“I love to entertain people. It just feels right when I’m on stage,” the soft spoken beauty says. And it shows. Tashi oozes with confidence, belts notes most pop stars wouldn’t even try in the shower, and dances with such ease (and precision) when she’s live on stage. And when she smiles, it’s almost blinding. But what else would you expect from a bright star!