Most days, she’s an honor roll student in the Elk Grove Unified School District. But outside the classroom, Tia Young is making the grade as an up-and-coming rapper.

The local third-grader is scheduled to perform locally at the 20th annual Sacramento Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17. The event will be held at William Land Park. In recent festival auditions, the lyrically gifted youngster secured a slot on the event’s main stage. During the auditions, Boss Tootie rocked the mic and impressed the judges. After her initial audition, the judges and members of the audience chanted for her to perform more songs.

Boss Tootie, who has been dubbed “the hip-hop princess,” got her first taste of media exposure in The OBSERVER in 2022, having released her second song and first video for her single “GO!”

She has been quite busy since. Team Boss Tootie is poised to shoot a video for her eighth single. Her latest effort, “Jump,” is streaming now on all digital platforms.

Her music has caught the attention of newspapers, magazines and television programs ranging from “Good Day Sacramento” to “Video City TV” in New York.

Although Boss Tootie does record and release music that target kids of her own generation, their mothers and fathers may find themselves enjoying her

new music as well. During this 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the young rapper is featuring CMG of the legendary Bay Area rap group The Conscious Daughters on the remix of “Jump.” For more information, visit