Bay Area femcee Tiffane Love – formerly Young Felony – has been grinding since the MySpace days (do the math). Since having her debut mixtape, Heart Of A Lion, consigned by Bay Area rap-God, E-40, she’s rocked stages aplenty, and built buzz appearing in “next up” themed compilations and mixtapes by heavyweights like Bizzy Bone of the platinum selling Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony, and the notorious DJ Vlad. If that wasn’t enough, she has a stamp of approval from DJ King Assassin, known for his work with the iconic rapper Tupac Shakur.

Determined to help female emcees be widely accepted and taken seriously, she’s going as hard as possible. Her latest record, “Act Up,” should both tide over her fans/supporters, and help her earn the respect of new listeners.

Get familiar with the Bay-Area upstart. Give “Act Up” a spin — and follow Tiffane on Twitter: @tiffanegassem