Black Excellence: Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack and her band she dubbed “The Big Backs” might go down as having one of the best Tiny Desks in history. Why? Whack manages to keep all of us on our toes, pulling endless tricks out of her bag.

Tierra Helena Whack (born August 11, 1995)[4][5] is an American rapper and singer. She originally performed as “Dizzle Dizz” as a teenager, but later on reverted to her birth name in 2017.[6] Her debut mixtape, Whack World, was released in May 2018 and received widespread critical acclaim.[7] Her song “Mumbo Jumbo” was nominated at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best Music Video.[8] Whack has since collaborated with Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Tyler, the Creator, Chief Keef and Melanie Martinez.