Tierra Whack has caught the attention of both music lovers and industry professionals alike in 2018. The artist snagged her first Grammy Nomination for her "MUMBO JUMBO" music video and delivered a critically acclaimed debut album, Whack WorldFellow artist Anderson .Paak took notice of her talents and praised the Philly native during a recent interview.

Andy, who was present at the Billboard Women In Music award ceremony on December 6, compared the rising star to one of Hip Hop's luminaries.

"Tierra Whack, that's just like such a talent, man, and so smart at how she did it and just really creative in how she did it," he confessed. "I feel like she's like the new Missy (Elliot) almost and she's a Philly native, my pop's from Philly, just so creative in every aspect. "

The comparison is fitting when considering both female emcees' esthetic and creative abilities. Missy Elliot's take on Afrofuturism can be found in Tierra Whack's video clips, steeped in the newcomer's own swagger. They both wield the ability to write humorous and relatable lyrics while delivering the goods through singing and bar spitting.

Tierra Whack is on the way up and appears on our list of Breakout Artists of 2018.