Tinashe is loving how the stars have aligned as she galavants into her next chapter with her new album 333, which was released on Friday (August 6).
: How do you feel about your independent journey so far? Songs For You was well-received. Tinashe: I feel like its a continuous process of becoming more empowered and authentic to what Im supposed to be doing and making. When I first went independent, I didnt know what to expect because it was a big transition. Seeing how well Songs For You was received really gave me more confidence going into this album with all the elements. We really locked in and I have a great team now. My management, publicist, hair and makeup, stylist, everyones firing on all cylinders. HipHopDX : What did you think of DaBabys controversial comments at Rolling Loud? Do you think Hip Hop has come far enough when it comes to not tolerating hate in the industry compared to when you got into music? Tinashe: Yeah, I think those comments were really disappointing but Im looking forward to us having more conversations about things like that. Im a huge advocate for the LGBTQ community so I want to move those conversations forward and spread good information. For activism across the board, I think its important we have these conversations. In 2020, we did have a lot and I think it was a great way to start talking about racism and all the nuance that comes with that. We hold a responsibility to continue moving toward that direction as opposed to letting it be a moment in time. I think we can acknowledge our progress while still acknowledging the work that needs to be done. HipHopDX : You have a Cribs episode coming in the new MTV reboot. Whats the most unique thing about your house? Tinashe: Thats so fun, I loved Cribs . Probably my home studio because thats where the magic happens if you will. Just to show people that in a way thats well-documented that I can look back on forever thats really cool. HipHopDX : Doja Cat shouted you out on her new album Planet Her . Do you guys think you look alike? I saw she wants you to play her in a movie about her life. Tinashe: Thats funny. I mean, we definitely do have some similarities for sure so thats so cute. Shes awesome and I think her new project is amazing. She actually reached out and said she loved Bouncin too like she was obsessed and she texted me. HipHopDX : We gotta get her on the remix. Tinashe: Definitely! HipHopDX : Jack Harlow replaced youwith Chris Brown on Already Best Friends. Is that something that happens a lot? Is that industry politics? Tinashe: I think that happens all the time in music. Artists make verses for other peoples songs and then they use a different artist or dont end up on the final mix. Thats music business 101. Its a business, at the end of the day. Navigating it is learning not to take things personally. I wish I was able to talk to him about it, but its all good. I made one with j*ck h*rlow but he put C*ris b*own on it instead lol TINASHE (@Tinashe) July 21, 2021 HipHopDX : It feels like youve had five careers in one and youre still 28. Is it tough not to get burnt out with still so much left to conquer? Tinashe: I feel like I have this crazy work ethic. Maybe one day Ill want to slow down but Im really motivated by creating and making new things and I love it. It doesnt feel like a job necessarily. It feels like Im more able to share more of my art and get my message out there and I love that. Theres no stopping me for now. Stream Tinashes 333 below and follow her on Instagramfor more updates. Subscribe to DX Newsletter Get The Most Important Stories Of The Day Straight To Your Inbox Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Youre Far Too Kind To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Joining Newsletter More on Hiphopdx