Hear TT The Artist's 'Art Royalty' EP, see her at the Metro Gallery tomorrow night

Yesterday over at Noisey, TT The Artist premiered the "Art Royalty" EP, her first project since 2012's "Money Monsta." The Hi$to-produced 'Pum Pum' is the most immediate highlight and, according to TT, a quasi-sequel to 'Pussy Ate' (included on "Art Royalty" in a remastered version and featured prominently in our Sex Issue story, "Songs About Fucking"). But our favorite is the retrolicious 'Fly Girls,' produced by Devin Byrnes and Mighty Mark, that pulls from all manner of late '80s and early '90s dance, from techno to house with echoes of Technotronic's 'Pump Up The Jam' in there too. You get a clear sense of TT's range when next track, 'Thug It Out,' stomps through. Produced by Mighty Mark, it's possibly Mark's most mean-mugging production since 'Cherry Hill (And Down Yo Block),' full of gunshots and snarling synthesizers. Indeed, the whole project seems intent to exhibit TT's range, and you get to hear her explore the edges of a number of club music-oriented sounds. You can stream "Art Royalty" below and buy it on iTunes on Feb. 17. Tomorrow night, TT celebrates the release of "Art Royalty" at the Metro Gallery with Debonair Samir, Bond St. District, Ellie Herring, Normaling, and Kate Boss.

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