It was clear, early on, that Tina was destined to be a singer but the question was – what kind? Even though she was receiving praise for her R & B performances, including from the venerable Ms. Jones on New York’s Hot 97 Radio, Tina decided to pursue her first love – opera! For three years, Tina studied opera and musical theater before feeling an urge to return to her roots in R & B and Pop.
In 2016, Tina focused her efforts on putting out her music through her online platforms. “It took me a while to be comfortable on social media because I had extreme anxiety when putting and videos of me singing out into the world. Now I do it constantly – my own music and covers – and put them out through my personal YouTube Channel or on Instagram.
This increased creative output culminated in Tina releasing her first EP, Mazyck, in 2016, with all songs written and arranged by Tina. “The majority of my songs come to me in my dreams, developing melody and lyrics right on the spot. All of my songs have underlying messages geared toward uncovering creativity, happiness and self-acceptance.”