Born and raised in Hopkinsville, KY Tyechia “Ms.Echia” Walton had an early start at building her career in the music industry. Growing up singing in the church choir, it may have been a surprise to those who didn’t know her when she dropped her rap mixtape Bad 101 in 2012. Those who had been following her were already familiar with her through being a member of her brothers’ group HPT, which was the hottest group in the city. Her supporters readily and excitedly embraced her transition from feature artist to solo artist.
She was able to share some of the success from BAD101 with a group of beautiful local ladies who had been supporting her at her shows which she soon fittingly dubbed “Team Bad”. With Ms.Echia as the #1 female Artist in KY and Team Bad who soon became a regional model/hosting group phenomenon, BADENT became a household name across the tri-state area.
Realizing she had a natural gift for branding and promotion and also having that talent realized by CEO JayShields as well, she was given a radio show on Southern Xsposure Radio in 2015 as well as membership w/ the Southern Coalition Movement and has since seen great success with her show #WeNetworkWednesdays which helped the station secure Diamond Award Nomination in 2016 and 2017. Her writing skills did not go to waste.. she was able to implement them in her positions via her with Streets on Point and The Grynd Report Magazine via blogging work.
Not only does she move in every lane… she is a factor in every category she chooses to be in and has well over 30 nominations and & 8 awards thus far to prove it. From Bossette of the Year to SEA’s Impact Model of The year (2014) , The SCM’s esteemed GRIND HARD award (2016) and most recently IRAwards 2017 Radio Personality Of the Year (several in between with several others in between) she is definitely on the right path on her mission to help put Kentucky on the map.
Ms.Echia has taken that mission to the next level by becoming a manager of the FleetDjs KY & TN division and has since been promoted to The FleetDjs Director of Operations. In 2 words Ms.Echia is a “Go Getter” and quite frankly there’s no telling what she’ll go and get next.