|Birth name||Maka Agu|
|Born||12 January 1982|
Tottenham, London, England
|Genres||Hip hop, grime, electro, electronic dance, british hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, songwriter, composer|
|Labels||Kemet, From Da Soul|
|Associated acts||Skinnyman, RZA, Sway (rapper), Rodney P, Al Shux|
Maka Agu,(born 12 January 1982), better known by his stage name Ti2bs or Mr Ti2bs, is an English rapper. He released his first mixtape North Stars Rising in 2002; and his first album, Nobody's Perfect, in 2007 on Kemet Entertainment Records.
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TI2bs left The One Crew and joined Mud Familyalongside Skinnyman, Chester P, Farma G and Sincere. Ti2bs featured on all four tracks on their debut EP - the Mud Family EP - Expressions, In Da Park, My Life and Fuck A Concept
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