Ti2bs

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Background information
Birth name Maka Agu
Born (1982-01-12) 12 January 1982 (age 36)
Tottenham, London, England
Genres Hip hop, grime, electro, electronic dance, british hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, composer
Instruments Rapping
Years active 2001–present
Labels Kemet, From Da Soul
Associated acts Skinnyman, RZA, Sway (rapper), Rodney P, Al Shux
Website ti2bs.com

Maka Agu, [1] (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.

Stage name pseudonym used by performing artist

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Career history

Early career

Ti2bs started his professional career in 2001 as a member of the seminal British Hip Hop group The One Crew with Sway (rapper), Al Shux, Bigz and Pyrelli. [2] The One Crew released their debut album, called Onederful World which was subsequently nominated by the MOBO committee for the "MOBO Unsung" award. This resulted in the group reaching the final five of the competition. They did not win, however, DJ Tim Westwood of BBC Radio 1 and DJ Semtex of BBC Radio 1Xtra began giving them airplay as a result of the exposure. [3]

Alexander Shuckburgh, who is also known as Al Shux, is a music producer and songwriter from London, England. Shux has worked with musical artists Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Lana Del Rey.

Tim Westwood British DJ and television host

Timothy William Westwood is an English DJ and presenter of radio and television. He is often referred to by other DJs and artists appearing on his shows simply as Westwood. He presented the MTV UK show Pimp My Ride UK. In 2013, Westwood left BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra after nearly twenty years and returned to Capital Radio.

BBC Radio 1 British national radio station

BBC Radio 1 is a British radio station operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation which also broadcasts internationally, specialising in modern popular music and current chart hits throughout the day. Radio 1 provides alternative genres after 7 pm, including electronica, dance, hip hop, rock and indie. The choice of music and presenting style is entirely that of programme hosts, however those who present in the daytime have to rotate a number of songs a specific number of times per week. It was launched in 1967 to meet the demand for music generated by pirate radio stations, when the average age of the UK population was 27. The BBC claim that they target the 15–29 age group, and the average age of its UK audience since 2009 is 30. BBC Radio 1 started 24-hour broadcasting on 1 May 1991.

TI2bs left The One Crew and joined Mud Family [4] alongside 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 [5]

Skinnyman is an English rapper who was born in Leeds, Yorkshire and moved to Finsbury Park, London at a young age. He grew up on the Six Acres Estate next to Andover Estate. Among his friends was fellow Leeds-born, London-raised Cornwall DJ Pat Mckay.

Joey Coombes, better known as Chester P, is a rapper in the UK hip-hop scene. He was a founding member of Task Force, Bury Crew and the M.U.D. Family. He and his brother Farma G are both sons of the late musician Peet Coombes.

Working with the Mud Family led Skinnyman to ask Ti2bs to appear alongside him and Blade (rapper) on the track Boing, Boing taken from the 2003 RZA album The World According to RZA [6]

RZA American rapper, record producer, actor, writer

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known by his stage name RZA, is an American rapper, record producer, musician and actor. He is the de facto leader of the Wu-Tang Clan. He has produced almost all of Wu-Tang Clan's albums, as well as many Wu-Tang solo and affiliate projects. He is a cousin of two other original Wu-Tang Clan members: GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard. He has also released solo albums under the alter-ego Bobby Digital, along with executive producing credits for side projects. Prior to forming the Wu-Tang Clan, RZA was a founding member of the horrorcore group Gravediggaz, where he went by the name The RZArector.

<i>The World According to RZA</i> compilation album by RZA

The World According to RZA is a compilation album featuring the production of Wu-Tang Clan member RZA that features his tracks for emcees from a variety of European countries. The album was never released in the United States.

2002–Present: Going Solo

Since leaving The One Crew and Mud Family Ti2bs has enjoyed a successful solo career. He has released eight mixtapes and an album. He has also toured the country extensively with Rodney P. [6]

Rodney P is an English MC, as well as a radio and television personality who first gained attention via the UK hip hop scene in the 1980s. Since his days in the seminal UK Hip Hop group London Posse, Rodney P is widely regarded as the Godfather of British Hip Hop with the London Posse inspiring a whole generation of British emcees and producers by being the first to rap in his authentic London accent and produce a homegrown Hip Hop reggae vibe that is distinctly rooted in the UK. Rodney P has had one of the longest and most respected careers in UK hip hop. Also known as The Riddim Killa, he cites the reggae he heard while growing up as a second-generation West Indian immigrant as an influence on his dub-heavy music.

In June 2013, the instrumental version of his song I'm Over, Over The Top was used in the McDonald's We All Have McDonald's In Common - Parallel Lives television advertising campaign in the United Kingdom.

McDonalds American fast food restaurant chain

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United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom, officially the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but more commonly known as the UK or Britain, is a sovereign country lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world. It is also the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

Discography

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