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Tiffany "Miz Tiffany" Coleman-McGee is a dynamic multi-genre songwriter, international recording artist, model, actress, motivational speaker, author, radio personality, and television show producer/host. She is a native and resident of Jackson, MS and a first-generation graduate of Tougaloo College (B.A. Psychology) and the University of Southern Mississippi (Master of Library and Information Science). Her first children’s book publication is entitled “Hippos Downtown!” “I Ain’t Preaching to the Choir,” and “I'm Souled,” are stand-out tracks featured on her debut EP entitled, “I Ain’t Preaching to the Choir.” A Christian Hip-Hop (CHH) interpretation of the Great Commission, Miz Tiffany echoes Jesus who himself challenged the church to stop preaching to believers and take it to the streets where the greatest need lives.
Recalling that she wrote and illustrated her first lyrics in the form of riddles at age seven then inspired by ‘90’s era music artists and groups like Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Salt-n-Pepa, Lauryn Hill, Da Brat, and Missy Elliot, she wrote her first lyrics just four years later. It was that hot summer morning that I realized, “I can rap my poetry.”
By age 18, after being introduced to studio recording by a fresh local artist, “Cali” [California], Miz Tiffany was ready to tap into the gift and calling placed on her life. But she wasn’t the only one who realized her identity in Christ, so did God’s age-old enemy. After a near death experience from an auto accident, Miz Tiffany sustained a brain injury, spinal cord injury, and several other internal injuries. Although she could not speak and was not sure what had happened to her, the Lord encouraged her to sing. While in a coma in ICU for 3 days with a brain-dead prognosis, Miz Tiffany attributes Jesus’ voice and instruction to guiding her back to life, as she was told to sing ‘Victory is Mine’ again and again. “That experience took me to a higher level in Christ who anointed me for such a time as this. I know firsthand, the resurrection, healing and restorative power of God. Today, I can do everything medical professionals said I would never do. Although I’ve gone on to receive an advanced academic degree, ministry and music are my passions, the ones God ordained me to do.” She plans to walk boldly into her destiny trusting God because He knows the way.
Miz Tiffany's trend-setting work has broken traditions within the four walls of the church as well as introduced a unique multi-cultural and ethnic style of music and ministry to urban and hip-hop communities across the United States. You can find Miz Tiffany opening at events such as the 1st Annual Jackson Hip Hop Awards (January 2015) and for artists such as Uncle Reece (New Year’s Eve, 2015), Erica Campbell (July 8, 2018), Snoop Dogg (Hal and Mal’s Call for Artists, 2004), and Dray Tate of The Williams Brothers (September 2018). She has also shared the stage with other renowned gospel recording artists including Canton Jones, Jekalyn Carr, Paul Porter, JJ Hairston, The Canton Spirituals, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's, Evelyn Turrentine Agee, and Keith Wonderboy Johnson among many others. Miz Tiffany can be heard on ReverbNation, Hip-Hop / Gospel radio stations, and other venues across the world.
She is Mississippi's first multi-award-winning Christian Hip Hop Music Artist. Through digital distribution, sales, and internet/terrestrial radio, Tiffany’s music has independently reached six continents and sold across markets in Europe, Australia, Canada, United States and beyond. Miz Tiffany’s single and video for “I Ain’t Preaching to the Choir” were entered into the first round “for your consideration” for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and her album was entered in four categories for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards as well as the final round ballot for Rap / Hip Hop Gospel CD of the Year for the 34th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.
Since January 2017, Miz Tiffany received over thirty award nominations for her work in music, film, modeling, influence, motivational speaking, and hosting. She is currently the recipient of twenty-five of those awards including Jackson Music Awards 40th Annual Mississippi Gospel Music Awards’ “Mississippi Spotlight Artist of the Year.” She was also honored as a “Woman in Gospel, Making Things Happen.” She awaits the announcement of several other awards across various platforms. Tiffany has been sought out by numerous national news and media outlets, radio personalities, event coordinators, bloggers and magazines for both interviews and music features. At the beginning of 2018, three news stations including WJTV, WLBT/Fox 40, and WAPT aired feature stories highlighting Tiffany’s career accomplishments and the Mississippi history that she has made. She was featured as the special guest in a Special Edition of River & Word Magazine with the iconic, legendary Dr. Bobby Jones and Mr. Everett Drake as well as an article entitled, “Hip Hop & Praise” in the March 2018 Edition of the Jackson Free Press “Boom Jackson Magazine” to name a few.
In July 2018, the City of Jackson, MS passed and presented two resolutions (the highest honor that can be bestowed to an individual) to honor Tiffany and her work and contributions to the gospel and entertainment industry. Tiffany's modeling and acting experience include runway fashion and commercial print; she is a feature model for several designer boutiques and photographers and was casted several times for Queen Sugar, an American drama series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network. In August 2017, Miz Tiffany made history as the first female Christian Hip Hop artist to perform on “Dr. Bobby Jones Presents,” which airs to millions of viewers on The Impact Network. In September 2017, Tiffany was upgraded to a core featured role as Shine’s children’s mother on Fox’s Empire. In December 2017, she was casted for NCIS-New Orleans. In March 2018, Tiffany was casted for Hulu’s web series, The First. She has also had roles and features in several stage plays and independent films.
Tiffany's greatest hope is to inspire, empower, educate, and encourage others to live purpose-driven lives. Her outreach and ministry are geared toward people who are homeless, at-risk youth, youth in foster care, incarcerated women and men, the elderly, and those who need healing. She plans to travel the world to share the gospel by way of ministry, missions, and music. She has a musical collaboration with an artist in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. "Ministry is in my heart just as much as music is in my heart."