Philadelphia emcee Tierra Whack has announced that she is preparing to release a new project this year. Entitled World Wide Whack. The artist has also declared she will release the body of work through Interscope Records on March 15th.
The ‘Unemployed’ lyricist will put out her first single, ‘SHOWER SONG,’ on January 26th. Despite being her second body of work, the project is being labelled as her debut album.
In a press release ahead of the project, World Wide Whack has been described as the Philly rapper and singer’s “most artistic project to date.” The forthcoming album was curated alongside the Venezuelan-American conceptual artist Alex Da Corte, who directed the animated video for her 2020 single ‘Dora.’
Akin to her 2018 LP Whack World, the project will be a visual art project featuring both images and video. World Wide Whack presents fans with an alter-ego who is “both untouchable and vulnerable, superhuman, and painfully human.”
Da Corte not only helped curate the album audio-visually but also designed the cover artwork, which references Pierrot, the original sad clown of 17th-century Italian theatre. The radical 1930s fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and singer-songwriter Donna Summer.
Taking to Instagram, Whack posted the album’s artwork and captioned the photo, “World Wide Whack, my debut album out on 3/15. I really took my time with this, so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.”
Since 2018’s Whack WOrld, the vocalist and emcee has released a series of three EPs including Rap?, Pop? and R&B? Since her first entire body of work, Whack has received great praise from critics. You can see World Wide Whack’s artwork below.