Musiq Soulchild Bio - Biography

Name Musiq Soulchild
Date of Birth September 16, 1977
Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Taalib Johnson a.k.a Musiq Soulchild or Musiq (born September 16, 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a soul artist whose style blends contemporary R&B, soul, funk, alternative, blues, jazz and hip hop. “I consider myself a soul artist because it encompasses all genres of music!" Musiq states “I like to make music that means something to people, nowadays there are so many categories and labels, I just wanna make music that matters!”

Musiq is the eldest of nine children “I always saw myself as the black sheep of the family; I was always doing my own thing!” At an early age, Musiq decided he would discontinue his high school education, which proved to make his road to success much more difficult "I really wish I stayed, cause even though I didn't like it that much I still could've taken advantage of the many resources that being in school has to offer!” When Musiq was 17 he left home to live life on his own terms, finding himself having to depend on the kindness of friends, and sometimes strangers, as he struggled with everyday survival "Man, I did what I had to, I slept on couches, the bus, the train, the park, whatever, it didn't matter, I just knew things wasn't gonna be that way forever!” It was during that time Musiq started to build a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MC's, free styling on the open mic circuit, scatting at a jazz club, or just performing a cappella in the streets of Philadelphia, which is where he got the name "Musiq" and later he added "Soulchild" which is intended to respect and represent the legacy and traditions of past great soul stars.

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