False ME236 Tarralyn Ramsey There is an old adage that says “ good things come in small packages.” If you were to describe Tarralyn Ramsey, you would make note of her small stature, but the sound that bursts forth from her soul scintillates every ear and makes her seem larger than life. The Jacksonville, Florida native has blessed a multitude of people yearning to hear a voice that captures their imagination. From her self- titled debut in 2000 to her highly regarded sophomore release in 2004, Tarralyn began carving out a name for herself amongst the most statuesque and renowned artists of our time. Then, without warning, she disappeared. The year is 2008, and Tarralyn is back with a vision of total control in her sights. A new album, Beyond The Darkness, is in the final stages of completion and the dawn of a new beginning is here. With her newly formed record label and those same multitudes of people supporting her every move, the phoenix that is her captivating voice and earth- shattering charisma has risen once again. In a candid interview with MEME2, Tarralyn takes us back to her musical beginnings and gives us a foretaste of the growth and persistent progress that she has experienced. MEME2: Let’s get into your career and the direction that it has been going in. What have you have been up to lately? Tarralyn Ramsey: I don’t want to say not much of anything, but kind of a lot. I started Tarprincel Entertainment Group, which is an independent record company. I started working on my new gospel album. It’s funny, though, because all of my fans, whether they [ are] gospel or secular, have been asking for a new gospel album. So, I went hard to work on it, and I’m finishing it right now. MEME2: A couple of songs from the album were sent out, and your voice is just as beautiful and anointed as when you first stepped on the scene eight years ago. Tarralyn Ramsey: Thank you! It’s funny that you would say that. I did a benefit concert for [ gospel legend] Daryl Coley because he was sick. So, just to hear you say that brings back to my memory Listen Up!