Tammara Tillman interviewed by Tabetha Karydas

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Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25523
Description: Tammara recollects of the time she was sexually assaulted at the age of sixteen. Tammara thinks the reason was solely because she was a female MC. She didn’t have anyone to talk to. Tammara talked to ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25511
Description: Everybody Tammara wanted to work with had problems with drug abuse. “Where the hell is the music?” Tammara did some cocaine as well but she never abused it. It was her fun outlet because of her depres ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25508
Description: Tammara lives in Bronx right now, but she still represents Queens. “Queens has a different culture and has a different style of its own in comparison to the other boroughs. I live in Brooklyn now but ... More
Date: Time Period: 1983-2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:25514
Description: Tammara Tillman was one of the pioneering women in the Queens MC community during the rise of hip hop in NYC during the 1970s and 1980s. She was born and raised in Queens and lived in multiple neighbo ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24479
Description: Tammara talks about how school was an escape for her. Her 5th grade teacher, Ms. Burgess influenced her love for poetry. She was involved in the Double Dutch team and the kids on her block taught her ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24481
Description: Tammara talks about being a natural freestyle rapper. She talks about her cousin Juniorand how he would sneak her out of the group home to go MC in Queens. Her counselors were not fully aware of her t ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24482
Description: Tammara talks about Epic Sounds contacting her. She found out that her tapes were overseas in Germany from a friend in the military. She also mentions that she has the listings of parks that she playe ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24483
Description: Tammara talks about the evolution of hip-hop and how it was about performing/the performance. Tammara mentions Petey from Astoria Studios. He would bring strobe lights to Liberty Park for the performa ... More
Date: Time Period: 1971-1992
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24484
Description: Tammara remembers that there was a DJ on her block that took her to Springfield Park. She also mentions a dance marathon for a non-profit where she mc-ed, danced and won the event. That was her first ... More
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