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Birth name  Theresa Beth
Name  Tairrie B
Years active  1990–present

Instruments  Vocals
Also known as  Tairrie B Murphy
Role  Singer
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Born  January 18, 1965 (age 50)Anaheim, California (1965-01-18)
Occupation(s)  Rapper, singer, songwriter, poet, activist, designer, writer
Associated acts  Bardeux, Tura Satana, Manhole, My Ruin, Eazy-E, Michel'le The LVRS, Neanderthal, N.W.A
Albums  Power of a Woman, Vintage Curses
Music groups  My Ruin, Tura Satana, Bardeux (1987)
Record labels  Ruthless Records, MCA Records, Century Media Records, Undergroove Records, Snapper Music, Spitfire Records
Genres  Alternative metal, Hip hop music, Nu metal
Similar People  Dee Barnes, Michel'le, Eazy‑E, Tommy Victor, Lee Ving

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Tairrie B (born Theresa Beth; January 18, 1965 in Anaheim, California) is an American singer and rapper.


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Tairrie B started her music career as part of the female dance group Bardeux. After the release of their debut single, "Three-Time Lover", in 1987, she left the group. Under the tutelage of Eazy-E, she was later signed to his label Ruthless Records (under a new imprint called Comptown Records) and released her first album, The Power Of A Woman, which, unlike usual Ruthless fare, was distributed by MCA Records. Tairrie B alleges she was assaulted by Dr. Dre at the 1990 Grammy Awards for not collaborating with him on her first album:

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"Everyone with NWA - like Above The Law and The D.O.C. - whenever they do an album, all of the guys appear on the last track. So they were going to do that with me at one point and Ice Cube was gonna write lyrics to a track called 'I Ain't Your Bitch'." She refused, and rewrote the track as a diatribe against her labelmates. When Dr. Dre heard the track, he turned up at the awards ceremony party, where he punched Tairrie "twice - once in the mouth and once in the eye. He hit me like Tyson, but I took it - I don't know how."

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It turned out to be the only Comptown Records album release. Tairrie B later began working on her second full-length album 'Single White Female', but before releasing it decided to change her musical direction away from rap. After being released from her contract by Eazy-E, just a few weeks before his 1995 death, she then formed Manhole (later renamed Tura Satana), My Ruin and LVRS.

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In December 2008, Tairrie B married her long-time partner and guitarist of My Ruin Mick Murphy. She stated in the band's Myspace blog that she had changed her last name to Murphy, but would continue to use the name Tairrie B in music.

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In August 2015 Tairrie B returned to her rap roots with her 3rd studio rap album Vintage Curses. On October 30 2015 cult director John Waters commented on Tairrie B’s rap career and legacy in his interview with Iggy Pop on BBC Radio 6 just before playing ‘Ruthless Bitch’ saying ‘..she was very much a part of the story, she was the first white girl rapper I remember.’

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  • Power of a Woman (1990)
  • Single White Female (Digital Release) (1993)
  • Vintage Curses (2015)
  • References

    Tairrie B Wikipedia