|Birth name||Maka Agu|
12 January 1982 |
Tottenham, London, England
|Genres||Hip hop, grime, electro, electronic dance, british hip hop|
|Occupations||Rapper, songwriter, composer|
|Labels||Kemet, From Da Soul|
|Associated acts||Skinnyman, RZA, Sway (rapper), Rodney P, Al Shux|
Maka Agu, (born 12 January 1982), better known by his stage name Ti2bs or Mr Ti2bs, is an English rapper. He released his first mixtape North Stars Rising in 2002; and his first album, Nobody's Perfect, in 2007 on Kemet Entertainment Records.
Ti2bs started his professional career in 2001 as a member of the seminal British Hip Hop group The One Crew with Sway (rapper), Al Shux, Bigz and Pyrelli. The One Crew released their debut album, called Onederful World which was subsequently nominated by the MOBO committee for the "MOBO Unsung" award. This resulted in the group reaching the final five of the competition. They did not win, however, DJ Tim Westwood of BBC Radio 1 and DJ Semtex of BBC Radio 1Xtra began giving them airplay as a result of the exposure.
TI2bs left The One Crew and joined Mud Family alongside Skinnyman, Chester P, Farma G and Sincere. Ti2bs featured on all four tracks on their debut EP - the Mud Family EP - Expressions, In Da Park, My Life and Fuck A Concept
2002–Present: Going Solo
In June 2013, the instrumental version of his song I'm Over, Over The Top was used in the McDonalds We All Have McDonald's In Common - Parallel Lives television advertising campaign in the United Kingdom.
- 2002 - North Stars Rising
- 2003 - From My Manor To Your Manor
- 2004 - Mixtape Madness
- 2005 - From My Manor To Your Manor Vol. 2
- 2006 - From The Soul (SK Vibemakers)
- 2007 - Keep It Moving (DJ Silk)
- 2009 - Blood Sweat and Tears
- 2013 - SuperTi2bs
- 2013 - The Best Of
- 2007 - Nobody's Perfect (Kemet)
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