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If we were to describe Tish Hyman in three words, it would simply be: Cool, real and exceptional.

Tish has made a household name for herself in the music industry, all thanks to her sultry, unique voice that perfectly crosses over from singing to rapping.

Tish’s hybrid style has allowed her to collaborate with mega names, such as Fabolous and Ty Dolla $ign, and even write for dozens of others. “I always sang since I was a little kid,” Tish recently shared with HipHollywood about the crossover. “Rap was kind of natural to me in my hood. Everybody rapped … It was natural for me.”

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The Bronx native made a huge splash after the release of her single “Subway Art,” which still to this day goes down as one of the star’s most popular tracks. And if you are familiar with Hyman, you’ll know that her voice has a similar tone to Lauryn Hill — an artist Tish is often compared to.

During our chat with Tish, she explained that although Hill is one of her biggest “influencers” and that one day she hopes to work with the star, she admitted that the comparison has been “whored around a bit” with other female artists. “If it were waiting for me, I’d be like, ‘Word, I sound like this,'” she said.

The 33-year-old describes her music as “inspirational, motivational and love,” and there is no doubt the star is an open book when it comes to pouring out her feelings on paper.  

Listening to her music, you’ll learn about the singer’s rough upbringing, her desire to love and desire to live. But HipHollywood got down to the nitty gritty about a few things you might not know about Hyman, including her passion for gaming, her ability to cook up some mean ribs and her Russian speaking skills — all thanks to her girlfriend.

Tish’s EP Dedicated To: is available now.

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Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!

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Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.

In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.

“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”

What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.

“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”

Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.

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