The Austin 100: Ace Tee Recommended if you like SZA, Estelle and Solange.

The Austin 100: Ace Tee

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Ace Tee will perform at SXSW 2019.
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Hometown: Hamburg, Germany

Genre: R&B

Why We're Excited: In recent years, Ace Tee (born Tarin Wilda) has crossed over internationally on the strength of "Bist Du Down?" (Are you down?), a blissed-out bit of hip-hop/R&B fusion that draws heavily on the TLC playbook. The German singer-rapper who was born the year TLC's CrazySexyCool came out works frequently with rapper Kwam.E, who guests on "Bist Du Down?" and joins Ace Tee in mashing up genres, languages and eras.

Stream Ace Tee's "Bist Du Down" (feat. Kwam.E)