Tinashe was inspired by the music her parents would play in the house when she was young. She cites Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson,Britney Spears, Sade, and Christina Aguilera as her influences.
She has two younger brothers, Thulani and Kudzai
She and her family moved to Los Angeles, California when she was eight years old. She attended Crescenta Valley High School for a year before finishing early to pursue a career in music full-time. She began studying ballet, tap, and jazz dancing at the age of 4, and continued to compete in various styles as a part of a dance company until she was 18.
Hip Hop: Rhythmic movements usually to music, using prearranged or improvised steps and gestures, inspired from the hip-hop culture and lifestyle.
Hip arose during in the 1970s