TisaKorean reached an audience far beyond his native Houston in 2018 with "Dip," a track featuring his stark, almost tinny production style and jabbing rhymes filled with comic humor. This viral success led to a deal with a major label, the 2019 album A Guide to Being a Partying Freshman, and a collaboration with Chance the Rapper.
Before he became known for his own music, TisaKorean was a dancer and DJ. The Texan started producing tracks in 2017 and made some headway with the guttural and ringing "Werkkk." Soon came the wilder and similarly terse "Dip," which took off in 2018, swept up in the "Woah" dance craze. Tisa, who hadn't intended to tap into the dance-rap zeitgeist, continued to crank out more singles and signed a partnership deal with Atlantic. In 2019, he issued the full-length A Guide to Being a Partying Freshman and an EP entitled Soapy Club. Between the two releases, he was featured on Chance the Rapper's "Groceries." ~ Andy Kellman