We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiana Darling and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tiana, what matters most to you?
I believe just being honest is a very important value. Like once someone loses trust in you because you were honest it just ruins everything. If people were more honest i feel things would be different.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Being a artist for some years you tend to figure yourself out and also your sound and compliments your style. I believe I’m a artist who carries her own sound, style and vibe. Originality has always been huge for me cause i want people to feel me on a different level and know i stand being the creative that i am. Right now in my career I’m still very underground but I don’t believe i will for to long but to compare myself a few years ago, I’ve come a long way. I did shows in 2019 , dropped a self produced album “elevated” in 2020. So I’m definitely growing with my work but ultimately staying patient through this journey. There was a point in time where i was so scared to perform cause i didn’t wanna be on stage while people watch me. But i finally did it. I also was afraid putting out videos because i never had the money to pay for a videographer.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
So my favorite place is Kim’s tea house, basically anything boba lol. To eat I’d definitely go somewhere in sugarland like piada if you a fan of pasta, definitely go there.

Downtown has a lot of fun spots also

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to give a shout-out to @AliefBiggie. Even though he is my brother I still feel he’s like my mentor in a way. And is always putting me on game about a lot of things and most of all just backing and supporting my career, like i do his also. And he’s always trying to figure out new ways of being successful & taking things to the next level in life

Website: https://linktr.ee/Tianathegemm

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjLtOBSdtqCAtWo1zXKFQvw?feature=emb_ch_name_ex

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