ThaGata Negrra

Alternative Hip-Hop Artist

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Imagine a Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes/Del Tha Funky Homosapien vocal delivery, and lyrics reminiscent of Janet, De La Soul, and Eminem, all slapped on a technicolour New Wave cosplay rave in Tokyo.

ThaGataNegrra is an alternative hip-hop artist whose “...in-your-face” “kawaii-hop” sound was featured in two seasons of Hulu Original "East Los High".

My mainstay is alternative hip-hop, but I have been known to work outside my genre because there IS no box to think outside of-- as far as I'm concerned. I topline nearly anywhere.

I ask that you actually check my work before sending a message, so no-one's time is wasted. If you are randomly casting a wide net, fishing and waiting to see who will bite, please skip me and move on to another artist. I've had more than one request to do something I definitely don't do, e.g.: sing male vocals. Thank you.

Vocals are delivered dry for your convenience. Turnaround time is 3 to 5 days depending on the complexity of the project/amount of revisions. Rates also depend on same. Job MUST be funded BEFORE I begin working. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Do NOT invite me to work outside this platform if we have never worked together. You will be turned down, even if you've already hired me for our first work.

If you choose me for a song, I normally request a feature credit. If I write more than four bars, we are going outside work-for-hire territory and that needs to be discussed.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

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  • ThaGataNegrra
  • Tha Gata Negrra*
  • Drama Class

Languages

  • English

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jeffrey B.
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    Super talented lyricist and vocalist. Was such a pleasure working with her. I love the song she delivered and the dry vocal stems sounded great. Will def work with her again. Thank you!

  2. Review by Luke M.
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    amazing response time, amazing talent. gave exactly what i hoped for & more

  3. Review by Mike S.
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    Working with GATA was a great experience. She helped me craft a record that's both cute and fierce. She and I pushed the art in several directions to experiment. I loved her attitude, professionalism, and desire to try weird stuff until we landed on something awesome. I highly recommend working with her.

  4. Review by Dimitri L.
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    superb artist, easy to work good, very positive can-do attitude and a great talent... love working with Gata !!!

Interview with ThaGata Negrra

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked on a song for sync with a client here and I was proud of how good it ended up sounding. I was really impressed with how it all came together.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: I would recommend Jeff Brodsky.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: There are benefits to both, but since we are in a mainly digital world...

  7. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  8. A: It's flexibility and the absolute fun I have.

  9. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  10. A: Besides how soon the turnaround is, they might ask me to take artistic freedom--how I might interpret what their vision is.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Microphone, headphones, laptop...I mean: are we running on solar power, here?

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Know what you're going to do before you attempt recording. It really helps if you have your ideas down.

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: I am working on some nerdcore projects, and an EP.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: I will work diligently on your project to suit your vision, because I'm a bit of a perfectionist.

  19. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  20. A: I ask how I can help realise their idea, what they need, what the lyrics are, and if they checked out any of what I do.

  21. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  22. A: Be honest and descriptive about what you want, be honest about your budget, be prompt with any changes you might want, and be courteous.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I think I was always gonna end up in the family business, which is music. I've been doing some form of music since childhood.

  25. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  26. A: The biggest misconception is that I am a one-trick pony. Most folx in my genre don't get me, or what I do, and barely know what I'm capable of. They just go on looks and my dancey material, and dismiss my stuff because it's not what they do.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Straight-no-chaser spunky velvety technicoulour hip-hop realness. Kawaii in the streets; senpai in the sheets (vocally/lyrically, of course).

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: Artist: This is gonna seem odd, but Billie Joe Armstrong. I like his style. I would probably want to work with ?Love because of how he thinks, and De La Soul because childhood dream, LOL. Producer: Rick Rubin. Because Rick Rubin.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I work on mainly alt. hip-hop, but I have worked with rock and dance music.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Map out what the client wants, build, revise, record, maybe revise again to client's tweaks, and then present finished product.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: My strongest skill would be rhyme vocals, but I'm a good writer as well.

  37. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  38. A: I bring a quirky, unique-but-still-familiar vibe to a song.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Professional setup in a family-run studio.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I'm still inspired by Golden-era Hip-Hop as well as some funk and plenty of New Wave music.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: The most common type of work is rap vocals, usually when they'd prefer something cute and sassy/no-nonsense.

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I was the vocalist and one of the writers in this production

Terms Of Service

Maximum of 5 revisions. Turnaround time is anywhere from 3 to 5 days. Any additional costs will be discussed as needed. I ask that you check my work first. Jobs MUST be funded BEFORE I begin work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
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  • AKG microphones are my go-to.
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