Tiara Thomas “Bad”

Wale Bad Tiara Thomas

Why you should listen to this now? Wale protege Tiara Thomas crooned her way out of nowhere and into headsets as backup on his Folarin track “Bad.” The track was so good it eventually became the lead single to his third LP, The Gifted, and charted at No. 25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Today, Thomas’ sultry vocals get the stripped-down, solo treatment, and put her in a league with other hip-hop hype women like Jhene Aiko and Chrisette Michele, to do it alone.

The 23-year-old Thomas also just inked a deal with Rico Love’s Division 1 imprint and is currently prepping her debut EP.

In other news, the Thomas and Wale collaboration will find new life when Rihanna appears on the remix to the track. Spin that version below. via Vibe.com