Tanya Stephens is prepping the release of a new album as well as a book later this year. The artiste who was previously signed to New York’s VP Records, recently unveiled a new track called Nasty from the forthcoming disc at the Sex in the City live performance series held in New Kingston.
“The album is a continuation of the thought process and the frame of mind that I have been in. There won’t be any skits on the album, just some songs to make you think about real life situations,” Stephens told this column.
Titled Infallible, the 21-track album will be Stephens’ 7th opus, following closely on the heels of her final VP Records disc Rebelution, which was released two years ago. Tanya’s other albums were Too Hype, Ruff Rider, Big Tings a Gwaan, Gangsta Blues, and Sintoxicated which was for Warner Music Sweden.
Born Vivienne Stephenson, Tanya debuted in the early 1990s with the song Big Tings a Gwaan Fi You. Her subsequent hits include Yuh Nuh Ready Fi Dis Yet, Handle Di Ride, Big Ninja Bike, Freaky Type, Little White Lie, What A Day, It’s a Pity and the 10-week number one sprinter These Streets.
Stephens’ other forthcoming ventures include a book titled Behind These Shades; and the H2O Bar and Restaurant which she will be opening in Ocho Rios.