Born and bred in Washington Heights, notoriously a hotbed for hip hop, taeOne first dabbled in the scene as a graff writer, roaming the streets and subway tunnels of New York’s underground. After getting popped by the cops for vandalism, he got his hands on a Akai s20 sampler and decided to use his creative energy in a more legal fashion as a Hip Hop producer.
taeOne curates a sound that expands on the spirit of 90s hip hop. Naming the Beatminerz, Organized Noise, and Jay Dee as influences, no sound or tempo is off limits. taeOne’s versatility means his beats are at home in the seediest strip clubs and the finest upscale lounges.
taeOne’s visual work focuses on the most fundamental and honest aspect of graffiti / street art, the tag. Using whatever supplies he can get his hands on, taeOne captures the often unappreciated and surreal beauty of urban decay.
Production credits include work for Reef the Lost Cauze, 7L & Esoteric, Fresh Daily, Nola Darling, Radix, Quite Nyce, Seek, Midnight Specialists, Zeps, LEX and many more…
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