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Taharka was born in London grew in Yorkshire, lived there for ten years raised with a crew of authors" The crew was YNR, he was first heard on Jehst 'Premonitions' E.P in '98 and then on Tommy Evans 'Time Capsule' E.P. in 99.
 
He left Huddersfield.. and moved to Birmingham in 98 and worked with Cipher from Moorish Delta and Urban Monk.
 
While developing his style he has murked open mics and supported various Hip Hop acts including Jeru the Damaja, Masta Ace, Dj Premier, Blackalicious as well as other international artists.
 
In 2000 he was featured on the Substance Lyric Superbrand compilation album, which featured many of the best Birmingham Hip Hop artists. It was released through Different Drummer and considered a very influential UK release.
 
In 2002, He released a 12inch called 'can u relate' on run records, which sold well in London and other major cities. He spent much of 2002-2004 hosting hip hop nights such as Substance, Afrodizzyscratch, Live Lounge alongside ....U.K..... artist like Rodney P and Skitz, Mr Thing, First Rate and Dj Skully. In 2004, as part of Heducation, He went on a U.K./European tour with Mr Thing, First Rate and Aspects as the support act.
 
In 2006 he studied Popular Music, which gave him, an in depth understanding of how the music industry works.
 
In 2008 He has been working on his first solo album produced mainly by super producer Urban Monk that will be released on Eat Good Records. As well as that he is part of a 9 piece Jazz/Hip Hop Band called SUMMARY as a vocalist. The Band recorded a EP which was released through Bagpak music in April 2008.
 
2009 saw Taharka working Electro/Breakbeat outfit "2-Bit Thugs" performing at a variety of festivals and club nights as recording tracks as their resident emcee, be sure to check out 2 Bit Thugs Soundcloud to hear some of their collaborations.
 
More recently in 2010; Taharka was contracted by Rare Ltd to write and perform the title track for brand new XBox 360 game "Kinect Sports" which is one of the first to make use of the Kinect motion sensor gaming peripheral.



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