This is a catchy new single from Montreal-based Taigenz, entitled “Familiar (I Must Confess)”. It features Rebel Will and was produced by Teck Zilla.
Born of Cameroonian parents on November 30th, 1991, Tamfu Terry Ngala – aka Taigenz – has been honing his skills as an artist and performer since he was 11 years old. At 16 years old, he put together a 16 track compilation entitled ‘First Impressions’, which was his first complete project of music distributed to his closest peers and those around him.
In 2010, he released “Mr. 514 (The Pre-Tape)” as his first mixtape which helped him gain notoriety and new fans. He has then released the follow-up project, the street album “Mr. 514” in 2012. Working with various local producers, Taigenz took up the task of manufacturing and promoting his album independently, selling many during his three-year career program at Dawson College.
In 2013, Taigenz embarked on a three-city tour with Wu-Tang Clan affiliate members to Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton. Having opened for American hip-hop artists like Canibus, M.O.P., Denzel Curry, and performed in Paris, Atlanta and a number of Canadian colleges and universities, he has begun to regard his Canadian and African heritage as a growing part of his persona.
Taigenz has also opened for Wiz Khalifa, Big K.R.I.T., New Boyz, Denzel Curry, Canibus, M.O.P., as well as afrobeat superstar Iyanya. Influences include Nipsey Hussle, Kevin Gates, J. Cole, African artists such as Wizkid, Davido & Jovi. As a teenager, Taigenz developed his music as part of a collective of other hip-hop artists called Black Glovez, which opened for Big K.R.I.T. at the Belmont and Wiz Khalifa at MTL’s Corona Theater.
“Familiar”shows an interesting hybrid of hip-hop, pop, and electronica. Be sure to comment on this single and follow the artist on most social media outlets.