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PIR: Independent Artist Spotlight: Miz Tiffany

Tiffany “Miz Tiffany” Coleman-McGee is Mississippi’s first multi-award-winning Christian Hip Hop/Gospel Rap Artist. In 2019, Miz Tiffany made history as the first-ever female solo rap artist to receive an official Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination for Rap / Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year. She is the first female Gospel Rap artist in history to perform on the legendary Dr. Bobby Jones Presents television showcase and the first gospel rapper to be awarded and honored during the 40th annual Mississippi Gospel Music awards as “Mississippi Spotlight Artist of the Year” and a “Woman in Gospel, Making Things Happen.” To date, she has been awarded over thirty (30) times from various platforms and has received dozens more nominations. Tiffany is an active Voting Member of The Recording Academy|GRAMMYs. As an actress, she was featured on Fox’s Empire. Additionally, she is a 3x-published author and model.

 

Q: Tell us a little about yourself?

Miz Tiffany: My name is Tiffany Coleman. My stage name is Miz Tiffany. I am both a native of Mississippi and Mississippi’s first multi-award-winning Christian Hip Hop/ Gospel Rap Artist. I am most known for making history as the first-ever female solo rap artist to receive an official Stellar Gospel Music Award nomination for Rap / Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year. As a budding actress, I’ve had the opportunity to appear in cable and network television series like Queen Sugar. I was featured on Empire as Shyne’s (played by rapper/actor Xzibit) baby’s mother. Additionally, I am a 3x-published author and model. 

Miz. Tiffany by Blaq Pearl Photography.

Q: What type of artist are you?

Miz Tiffany: A hardworking one, for sure. I believe in originality, authenticity, and staying true to yourself; you can be who you truly are to others. There’s no masking, and that in itself is unique. However, the saying, “what you see is what you get,” is not always true. Most people think I’m a singer and not a rapper. That’s why it’s wise not to judge a book by its cover; everything is sometimes different from what it seems. It’s just as equally important to me, as an artist, to be active and involved. My career and brand are important to me. It’s my responsibility before anybody else’s. I hold myself accountable for getting the work done, and anyone else who comes aboard must abide by the same standard or greater, or it won’t work. Ultimately, God has given me a vision for where He wants me to be, so I follow and trust His plans. I have a growth mindset, which helps me to stay open-minded, receptive to new ideas, and flow creatively. 

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Q: What inspires your music?

Miz Tiffany: As a songwriter, I receive inspiration from everything around me. Many times intuition leads the way. We’re like sponges, letting it all soak in. It can be a person, place, thing, or experience. It could be something that happened in the past, is happening in the present, or I even foresee happening in the future. Vision, imagination, and revelation are powerful. Everything inspires. 

Q: Tell us about some of your songs. 

Miz Tiffany: Songs I have released in the last five years showcase my lyrical ability, wit, and hardcore grit. I had to “ring the alarm,” so to speak. Transitioning from being a songwriter and artist who once wrote and performed secular music, this body of work has been an awakening for me and for others. In the words of the late great Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, “You’re bold for doing what you do!” Taking my style into churches and other platforms was one thing. My main goal was to get the message out because we all need to be able to find His love, grace, and mercy in whatever way we connect to Him. 

On my first EP, “I Ain’t Preaching to the Choir,” which I dedicated to my late grandmother, Ethel Mae Hawkins, I married spiritually-inspired lyrics to trap and hip-hop beats. The sound was intended for a nation and generation, yet any generation couldn’t deny the truth of what was being said. It’s like when I go into the House of God, church mothers and deacons are listening to see if the word is rightly divided. The tempo and beat may not be their cup of tea, but they end up loving it because it’s a different presentation of the true gospel. They’ll buy it and listen to it with their grandchildren or give it to their nephews and nieces, who are floored because their “religiously devout” 88-year-old grandmother or aunt is buying and listening to rap for the first time. So what has happened is that the music is being embraced by the young and old, the saved, the unsaved, and those perfecting. While grandparents and older crowds aren’t necessarily my target market business-wise, they are a cornerstone to what I do because they become marketers and promoters to the younger generation, their children, and grandchildren. I’ve provided a modern tool for them to evangelize and connect intergenerationally. Now, they are also not just “preaching to the choir” but taking the message with them outside the four walls. God is smart! The Great Commission is being fulfilled. For that, I am grateful. 

Q: What are your go-to gospel songs when you feel low?

Miz Tiffany: I don’t have any particular songs that I go to, but I’m definitely popping in some Kirk Franklin, Tamela Mann, LeAndria Johnson, Jonathan McReynolds, and Deitrick Haddon. Tasha Page-Lockhart, Jekalyn Carr, and Mary Mary are always on my playlist. 

Q: Are you working on any projects that you care to share with us?

Miz Tiffany: You can look forward to a new sound, new production, and major collaborations on my sophomore album. I’ve grown as an artist. There will be more storytelling. I share more of myself and my testimony and get a bit personal. People need to know that I’m not just this “hard” rapper with a word, but I am a woman who was once a girl, facing some of the same things that they’ve faced and that I deal with the same life issues that they do. Yet, I prevail. God has been good to me. Despite it all, I’m using my gifts and talents to serve and help others. I’m working on a few movie productions as well. I’m looking forward to those releases.

Q: Where can our followers connect with you? 

Miz. Tiffany:

Website: www.miztiffany.com

IMDB:https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9934175/

Facebook: (@officialmiztiffany)

Instagram: (@officialmiztiffany)

Twitter: (@OfficialMizTiff) 

YouTube: (@officialmiztiffany) 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/5qZeXIQUPNH90ugPjwfPx1

iTunes: http://apple.co/2gNbx4V

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2goSPDQ

Google Music Play: https://goo.gl/PPAJy

Books available on Amazon:  (1) Girl, God is in the Details, (2) Hippos Downtown, (3) My Dolly and Me

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Francheska Felder
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Francheska “Fancy” Felder is an award-winning editor, publisher, publicist, and quiet Southern media mogul. In 2010, she launched SwagHer Magazine, an empowerment and lifestyle publication for the Black woman who likes to keep it real, which also doubles as a PR boutique. SwagHer Magazine uses positive media and storytelling to create new narratives and mindsets around Black women, their communities, and the businesses and organizations they lead, while the boutique strategically executes press and brand campaigns. The proud SU alum is also the publicist for Power Influence Radio and hostess of the CEO Chatter LIVE Podcast. Because she battles with bipolar disorder, Fancy is a proud mental health advocate.
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