Established Singer/Songwriter Tami LaTrell (August) was born and raised in Houston, TX. She has been professionally writing and singing since she was 15. After graduating high school with a 4.1 gpa, she attended college at Texas Southern University receiving a Bachelors degree in Journalism with a specialty in PR/Advertising and a minor in Business.
While a freshman in college, Tami steadily worked in studios around Houston, establishing relationships and building a name for herself. With the help of Grammy award-winning and fellow EMI Publishing producer, Errol McCalla (Dangerously In Love), Tami inked her first co-publishing deal EMI Music Publishing under Shawn “Tubby” Holiday and current President of West Coast Creative, Big Jon Platt.
Since 2003, Tami has taken on several songwriting assignments through EMI; collaborating lyrically with nationally known producers such, Soulshock & Karlin (Whitney Houston, JoJo, Usher, Toni Braxton), Greg Charley (Whitney, Gerald Levert, 702), Syience (Jay-Z), MaddScientist (R.City, Megan Rochelle), Cameron Wallace (Beyonce), Ghost (Nelly), The Ambassadorz (Usher, Ciara), and Fatboi (Jeezy, Flo-Rida) to name a few.
Her writing credits include Grammy award-winning, multiplatinum pop icon, Whitney Houston (Just Whitney), Grammy nominated artist Keyshia Cole (Just Like You), Universal Motown’s new crooner, London, Hair Show the Movie (soundtrack), International J-Xavier, Rap A Lot’s, Devin the Dude (Waitin’ to Inhale), a feature on Chamillionaire’s, Sound of Revenge, J-Dawg’s (Still Behind Tint) and a developing a roster of independent artists.
To help fund her projects, Tami utilized her Journalism degree and currently works as the Online Editor for Radio One-Houston where she manages all web content and social networks for all three of their radio station websites.(theboxhouston.com, myhoustonmajic.com, and praisehouston.com). “I love my job! I get to be around music all day, interact with a great staff of on air personalities, program directors, promotions and sales, ” Tami says. “I also help execute and promote our news, exclusive interviews and events virally to ensure we are the voice for urban media while remaining one of the leading markets.” she adds.
Now having 3 platinum albums under her belt and a flourishing career in new media and entertainment, Tami LaTrell has a greater desire to release her own album, while also empowering other songwriters, producers and artists. “I want to be an example and show that you can pursue your dreams, no matter what the circumstances may be.”
It’s by divine timing, that her debut album will be released under her production company, StarFactory Music Productions in conjunction with her team of producers and songwriters that develops and executive produces upcoming artists, and discovers new talent as well.
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