TEKITHA, who hails from California, shot to worldwide fame and recognition as the female voice of WU TANG CLAN. For a while, this talented vocalist took on the role of Wu-Tang Clan's in-house singer and performed on many legendary tracks. She featured prominently on award winning 4x platinum album Wu-Tang Forever, on which she also had a solo track titled "Second Coming". TEKITHA appeared in the video for Ghostface Killah's emotional love song "All I Got Is You".
Initially, TEKITHA was signed to RZA's Razor Sharp Records/SONY. She continued to make guest appearances on Wu-Tang projects such as Raekwon's "The Lex Diamonds Story" and has also collaborated with other high profile artists, including KRS-One and Armand Van Heiden. Van Helden's "Mother Earth" became a huge international success in 1999, reaching #1 in the U.K. dance charts.
TEKITHA's unique versatility allows her to reach far beyond hip hop. Her depth as well as her broad range of vocal ability is nothing but astonishing, as her unforgettable voice seems to effortlessly blend with many genres and moods. Incredibly, it seems that she can tackle anything, sounding elegant, energetic, fearless and graceful at the same time no matter what the circumstances.
Besides being a singer, this multi-talented lady composes music, is an acclaimed songwriter and can rap, too, as heard on Cappadonna's "Pump Your Fist" and RZA's "Mantis".
TEKITHA's new album WEEK OF THE PHOENIX
Her current project Week of the Phoenix sees Tekitha delving into new, exc1t1ng territory working with producer / singer-songwriter Ahmed Soultan from Morocco. Award winning artist Soultan created his own Afrobian style of music, progressively blending African and Arabic elements, with a contemporary edge. In Morocco, Tekitha found a calm and inspiring environment, the solitude of the desert and the energy of century-old traditional villages that inspired her songwriting.
"Week of the Phoenix is a collaborative project between myself and producer singer/songwriter Ahmed Soultan. The symbolism of the phoenix is widely known as renewal and resurrection and for me that is exactly what this project represents. Coming back to the creative space after raising my daughter, who is now eighteen, being married and going through divorce gave me an entirely new perspective on myself and how I wanted to experience life. I needed to reinvent myself while holding true to my chore values and dig deeper into and quite possibly change some of my belief systems. Week of the Phoenix is a collection of songs that remind me to be open and share my vulnerability as heard on the songs Midday Illusion & Emotional, to be aware of my responsibility to love and care for those around me as heard on Lucky Lucky, and to walk confidently and fiercely into my future as heard on Friday Night and OK Sunday. I wrote these songs as letters to myself. To give myself the motivation, encouragement and permission to believe in my power.
My hopes for the future are that I will continue to hear the songs in my heart, be able to put them on a page, be brave enough to tell the story out loud and make a connection to the person who needs to hear it. I am hoping to be a bridge for other creatives to live in their truth and find fulfillment in true knowledge of self. And hey - why not a little world peace while were at it ;) ?"