Singer/Songwriter/Vocalist Tamika J. was born and raised in Miami, FL to Haitian parents.
Music has played an influential role in her life since early childhood. She remembers singing in her room; her brush was her microphone and her dolls were her audience. As a child, she started writing her own music and was influenced by artists such as The Fugees, Anita Baker and Brandy.
At age 14, she continued her musical journey. Tamika J. sung in her high school’s choir and continued to sing in venues throughout Florida. She attended college at the University of South Florida in Tampa where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Science and minored in American Sign Language Interpreting. While living in Tampa, she participated in local talent shows and provided background vocals for major and local artists.
Her live performances display her love for all genres. Seamlessly flowing from RnB to Reggae; to Blues to Rock – even World - the experience of a Tamika J. live performance is an collective musical masterpiece. Her single, “Let me be your journey” was featured on afropunk.com, which features an array of up and coming Black musical artist.
In 2018, Tamika J. decided she needed a change of scenery. While most artist advised she stay in her comfort zone, she packed her belongings and moved to Los Angeles, California.
In the short time Tamika J. has lived in Los Angeles, she has performed at popular venues and showcases such as House Of Blues, So Far Sounds LA, The Study, S.H.E Music Showcase, The Pocket LA and many other notable opportunities.
She recently released two singles titled “Same Man” and “P.S.A.” which moves away from traditional RnB harmonies and speaks to her alternative side. “Same Man” couldn't come at a better time, infused with RnB and House, it gives the listener a sneak peek into how excellent a live show can be. P.S.A can be described as a cathartic piece of work, reminding us of our history and stirring up feelings of hope and unity.
Inspired by a collective catalog of artists such as Linkin Park, Lauryn Hill, Sade, Dawn Richards, Jill Scott and so many others to name; Tamika J. continues to work on her musical projects that are as eclectic as her musical taste.
Tamika J. desires to inspire, motivate and heal individuals through her music.