PLAYING AGE: 19 to 40
LANGUAGE: English, Caribbean
CHARACTERISTICS: Conversational, Cool, Friendly, Urban, Warm, Youthful, Street, Rap, Grime
Tesmond “Taz” Rowe is an accomplished song writer, entrepreneur and voice actor from London.
His big break came in 2004 when he hooked up with Dizzee Rascal. Taz produced and co-wrote ‘Just A Rascal’ and supported Dizzee on his 2004 ‘Boy in da corner’ UK Tour. Taz received the prestigious Ivor Novello award and his part in putting UK Grime onto the global mainstream music map cannot be underestimated.
This success led to further production & remix work and in 2004, his remixes of Ashanti’s ‘Rain On Me’ and ‘Rock Wit Chu’ plus ‘Locked Up’ taken from Akon’s ‘Trouble’ LP earned Taz two platinum discs and chart exposure on both sides of the Atlantic. Following close on the heels of his remix successes, Symtex, Head of Def Jam A&R signed Taz to be the first and only UK rapper on this iconic hip hop label. His debut LP ‘Analyse This’ featuring Kardinal Offishal & Terri Walker features seminal tracks ‘Only God Can Judge Me’, ‘Wish Me Luck’ and the UK Top 40 hit ‘Can’t Contain Me’. ‘Cowboy Film’ went on to become a UK Hip Hop classic featuring Kardinal Offishal, a remix from Sway and Bigz and revolutionising urban video in the UK.
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CHARACTERISTICS: Comical, Conversational, Cool, Deep, Friendly, Gravitas, Reassuring, Upbeat, Urban, Warm