Originating from Philadelphia, home to many of the top spoken word artists of our day, writer and spoken word artist, Tamika “TL” Murphy’s prolific voice and God-breathed verses are sure to establish her as one of the most influential artist of this generation. Of her work TL has said,“This is my gift. God has blessed me with this gift not to contain it but to leak it, not just to have it but to speak it. I have now learned that I have to move in His will.”
Her flexibility, humility and commanding stage presence allow her to deliver rousing grooves like the crowd favorite “He Is”, raw and unsparing pieces like the neo soul infused sound of “Addicted”, and the powerhouse track that closes the the CD "Secrets" with an emphatic, anointed and unquestionable flow.
TL’s unrestrained debut spoken word album, released in early 2013, touches on aspects of life as a woman, a person of color, and most definitely a Christian. It masterfully weaves through subjects ranging from redemption, love, freedom and pain to emotional, physical and spiritual healing, realism in Christ, an unbiased look at racism and the most prevalent issues facing the black community, praise, affirmation and inspiring calls to action.
Whether performing for crowds large or small, each time TL picks up a mic or pen she yields herself to the word spoken through her, lifts up her voice like a trumpet and cries loud. Her sound spans across genres and simply grips hearts and minds. She is a talent you don't want to miss!