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Sharkula, 2007
Background information
Birth name Brian Wharton
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Recording artist
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1987–Present
Website [1]
An example of a flyer created by Sharkula. The artist typically leaves flyers like these in public vending boxes around Chicago.
a sticker of Sharkula found on Fullerton ave in Chicago

Sharkula a.k.a. Thig a.k.a. Brian Wharton a.k.a. Thigamahjigee is a Chicago-area rapper.[1][2][3][4] His lyrics are known for being scatterbrained, discontinuous, free-associative, non-violent, apolitical and random. He is also known as a flâneur for promoting himself via use of flyers and stickers scattered around vending boxes in Chicago. He has appeared on Chic-a-Go-Go and his album Martin Luther King Jr. Whopper With Cheese was voted by readers of The Chicago Reader as one of the 20 best albums of 2004.

Subject of a documentary film, titled Sharkula: Diarrhea of a Madman, produced by long-time friend Joshua Conro, chronicling his life, art, music and struggles along with the many producers and rappers that he has collaborated with over the years.[5] He has collaborated with Willis Earl Beal, who looks up to Sharkula for inspiration.[6]



  • Sharkula & Shami EP 2013[8]


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