Tamika J. is a true artist's artist, an unstoppable musical force hailing from the vibrant city of Miami, FL, and rooted in proud Haitian heritage. Music has been her guiding light since early childhood, a passion that ignited when she used a hairbrush as a makeshift microphone to serenade her dolls.
Early on, it was evident that Tamika J. was destined for greatness. She began crafting her own music at a tender age, drawing inspiration from legends like Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Sade, just to name a few. High school and college were pivotal chapters in her musical journey. At just 14, she joined her high school choir, gracing stages across Florida with her enchanting voice.
Her academic pursuits took her to the University of South Florida in Tampa, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science while minoring in American Sign Language Interpreting. Tampa witnessed her musical prowess firsthand, as she participated in local shows and provided background vocals for both local and renowned artists.
Tamika's live performances are a mesmerizing blend of genres, seamlessly weaving together R&B, Reggae, Blues, Rock, and World music into breathtaking mash-ups. Each of her shows is a testament to her mastery, a collective musical masterpiece that leaves audiences in awe. Her single, "Let Me Be Your Journey," has graced afropunk.com, a platform dedicated to emerging black musical talents. Her star has also shone brightly in interviews and features by esteemed blogs like VoyageLA.
In 2018, Tamika J. embarked on a daring adventure that would test her limits as both an artist and an individual. While most advised her to stay in her comfort zone, she packed her dreams and moved cross-country to the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California. In LA, she graced renowned venues including House Of Blues, Sofar Sounds LA and many others. Her courage led her to audition for The Voice (Season 17 & 18), where luminaries like John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, and Nick Jonas hailed her talent during season 18.
Tamika J. isn't just a musical sensation; she's a visionary entrepreneur. She curates the remarkable event "Living Room Sessions," a platform that connects with the community and empowers fellow "unicorn" artists, fostering performance opportunities, networking, and celebrating the arts. Additionally, she founded "Taomi Tea n Treats," a burgeoning tea and wellness brand that echoes her advocacy for self-care and mental health awareness. Inspired by natural Haitian tea remedies and blends she uses daily, these teas are a soothing addition to her brand.
With an eclectic musical taste, Tamika J. continues to create diverse musical projects, each echoing her unwavering commitment to inspire, motivate, and heal through music.