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Women In Music: Tarrey Torae

What was the first song you penned?

The first song that I penned for a national artist was titled “Live It Up” for John Legend’s debut album “Get Lifted.” It is a song about living in hard times and finding your triumph and success in spite of it all. John asked me to write about my experience, and so I did. He told me that he needed someone with a real live City/Family experience! I have a huge family and lots of stories to speak! So, I wrote about how I lived, where I lived, where I grew up, how I was raised, and who raised me.


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