Born in Rochester, N.Y., Tweet grew up in a musical family with deep Southern roots and sang in a church choir and later in a gospel group. While attending performing arts school, she met with DeVante (of Jodeci fame) which resulted in a production deal with a group called Sugah. After the group disintegrated, her long time friend Missy Elliott asked her to sing background vocals on Miss E...So Addictive. Tweet landed on the R&B scene in 2002, on the wings of Southern Hummingbird, and eventually went platinum. Mostly a work of soul-stirring balladry, the album featured the hits "Oops (Oh My)" and "Call Me," both dancefloor-destined singles produced by Timbaland.
On her new album It's Me Again, Tweet speaks of her most personal experiences with love - the bitter and the sweet, the romantic and the realistic side of love. However, this time around the vibe of the CD is sunnier and she's all about being cool with herself, as witnessed on the groove-laden "We Don't Need No Water" and the disco-ish "Things I Don't Mean." It's Me Again features executive production from Missy Elliott once again. The first single, "Turn Da Lights Off," proves that the album has an indispensable amount of hip-hop, but the sound is unique in that it recalls those timeless vinyl records.
Tweet recorded the theme song for the new USA Network series, KOJAK that stars Ving Rhames. The track is included on her album as a bonus track and she shot a video with Ving Rhames on the set of Kojak. Look up, the Southern Hummingbird is flying high again.
Turn Da Lights Off
Bonus Track: We Don't Need No Water