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Birth name Tirren Staaf
Also known as Pegz
MC Pegasus
Born c. 1977
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Years active 1992–present
Labels Obese
Associated acts Milk Bar Stars, Gully Platoon

Tirren Staaf, otherwise known as Pegz (or MC Pegasus), is an Australian hip hop artist and producer hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. He is the CEO of Obese Records[1] — the record label responsible for artists such as Hilltop Hoods, Downsyde, and Bias B.[2]


Tirren Staaf has said that he was named after Tiran Porter, former member of the Doobie Brothers.[3][4]

Pegz has been a part of the Australian hip hop scene since 1992, and has released three full-length studio albums. As a teenager he was first a graffiti artist before becoming a rapper.

In 2000, he scored a job at Obese Records, a specialist hip-hop music store in Prahran.[5]

He released his first, self-titled album on the Obese label in 2001, followed by Capricorn Cat in 2003 and Axis in 2005.

In 2005, Pegz toured nationally with Australian Hip Hop Milk Bar Stars (Pegz, Muph, DJ Bonez and Plutonic Lab).[6]

Upon releasing his fourth solo album, Burn City, in 2007, Pegz nominally retired as a solo artist to concentrate on managing Obese Records.[7]

'This will be my last solo effort I think; I'm not in the mental space to be juggling everything right now, but we'll see what happens. I'm always writing. Always.'[8]

In 2009 Pegz, as part of Gully Platoon, together with Dialectrix (a.k.a. Ryan Leaf) and Joe New (Down Under Beats crew), released an album The Great Divide.[9] The album reached #5 on the AIR Top 20 Album charts[10] and #18 on the ARIA Top 40 Urban Album charts.[11] The group released their first video clip for the single "Nothing To Lose" on 15 September 2009.[12]

On 26 January 2011, Obese Records revealed that Pegz would be releasing another solo album entitled "Drama". It was released in April 2011.


Albums and EPs[edit]


  • "Celebrate Daily"/"Rogue"/"Everyshow" (2001)
  • "12 Apostles" (2002)
  • "Back Then" (2005)
  • "Chechen Gorilla" (2005)
  • "No Attachements"
  • "Burn City"


  1. ^ "Taking the rap". The Age. 29 January 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Obese gains some weight". The Age. 27 October 2006. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  3. ^ Interview with Hau Latukefu on Triple J Hip-Hop Show, 16 May 2011
  4. ^ Lyrics of "Deities of Def", Pegz, Drama ("I was named after a motherfucking Doobie Brother")
  5. ^ Benedictus, Luke (29 January 2006). "Taking the rap". The Age. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  6. ^ Colman, Tim (9 December 2005). "Milkbar Stars". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2008-04-01. 
  7. ^ Te Koha, Nui (31 December 2207). "The year ahead in music". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ Dennes, Caz (1 May 2008). "OBESE BLOCK PARTY - Block Rockin' Beats". BMA Magazine. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  9. ^ Fell, Sam (4 August 2009). "Gully Platoon". Tsumami magazine. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  10. ^ "AIR Top 20 Albums". Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  11. ^ "ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums & Singles". ARIA. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "Nothing To Lose Video Clip". Artist. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  13. ^ "Chartifacts - Week Commencing: 18th April 2011". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 19 April 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 

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