CONSTANCE - TEMERARIOUS (EP) | @constance_tmac
(click image above to download)Chicago-based poetess and musical storyteller, Constance offers up exhilarating tracks that light up her personal experiences through clever, liquid lyrics that flow over contagious R&B melodies and bass-infused beats. She puts her own brutally-honest twist on stories about love, loss, sex and life’s harsh realities told alongside a combination of gritty and sweet rhymes that are boosted by a deep, rhythmic heartbeat and sophisticated instrumentals. Through carefully-produced recordings and mesmerizing, high-energy live shows, she pulls audiences into her inner world and pays tribute to the hip-hop trailblazers who have influenced her, including Missy Elliot, Outkast, 2Pac, Nas and Remy Ma. Constance’s latest EP, Temerarious chronicles her transformation from a young lady into a woman through bold and layered tunes that prove the female perspective is an essential, powerful voice in the hip-hop universe. Born Natasha Johnson, Constance grew up on Chicago’s South Side and gravitated towards singing as a way to express herself and create peace inside her day-to- day challenges. Once she discovered hip-hop and rap, the explosive energy and inventive beats inspired her to write her own words and music. Sparked by her own experiences and the challenges her surroundings and complex emotions, Constance started writing poetry. In high school, the rapper Faceless encouraged her to start putting her poems and raps to music. It was under his guidance that she learned to trust her instincts and found her voice in the studio and learned about the intricacies of recording and production. Determined to embark on a new path, she came up with the name Constance as a tribute to her relentless drive to come up with hot lyrics and innovative musical concepts. She has released two mixtapes: Envy & Hate and Beauty & the Beast (on collaboration with Faceless).