Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tairrie B.

Tairrie B. (born Teresa Beth on January 18, 1965 in Anaheim, California) is a former female rapper from the 90s. She started her career as a member of the pop\dance trio, Bardeux, but left the duo after their debut single.

Tairrie B. signed to Ruthless Records' imprint, Comptown Records under the tutelage of late rapper Eazy-E.
In 1990, she released her debut album "The Power of A Woman" which didn't appear to make the Billboard charts. Tairrie claimed that she was assaulted by Dr. Dre at the 1990 Grammy Awards for not collaborating with him on her first album.
The first single "Murder She Wrote" peaked at #27 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, but missed the Billboard Hot 100.
The follow-up single from the album "Swingin Wit 'T'" peaked at #28 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
Around 1992-93, Tairrie B. began working on her sophomore album, "Single White Female," but decided to change her musical direction away from rap music before releasing it. The album was never given an official release, but it was digitally released in 2010 on her Bandcamp page.

After being released from her record contract by Eazy-E (a few weeks before his 1995 death), Tairrie B. formed the rock group, Manhole (later renamed Tura Satana).

These days, Tairrie B. is in the band My Ruin and formed a spoken-word duo called The LVRS.

In December of 2008, she married her long-time partner & My Ruin guitarist Mick Murphy. She stated on the band's MySpace blog that she changed her last name to Murphy, but would continue to use the name "Tairrie B." in music.

To see My Ruin's official website, go to:

To see the music video for "Murder, She Wrote," go to:

To see a fan-made video for "Swingin' Wit T," go to:

[updated on 05/28/13]


Hanz said...

I'm glad to see that Tairrie B. is still into doing music. Tura Satana, My Ruin, and LVRS are awesome bands.

Kyleigh, Manhole later changed to Tura Satana.

Joshua Eubanks said...

I appreciate the spotlight that you're shining on lesser-known acts. Thanks for that!