|Birth name||Tajai Massey|
|Also known as||Tajai|
|Born||21 April 1975|
|Origin||East Oakland, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative hip hop
West coast hip hop
|Labels||Clear Label Records
Hieroglyphics Imperium Recordings
|Associated acts||Souls of Mischief
Tajai Massey, known by the stage name, Tajai (born April 21, 1975), is an American rapper and producer. He is one of the four founding members of Oakland, California-based underground hip hop group Souls of Mischief, and, with the Souls of Mischief, a part of the eight-person, alternative hip hop collective, the Hieroglyphics. He is a vegetarian.
Souls of Mischief
Born in Stanford, California, Tajai moved with his family across the San Francisco Bay to Oakland, California when he was 2 years old. In elementary school, Tajai met fellow Souls of Mischief member A-Plus, and the duo began their nascent rap careers. Tajai eventually introduced A-Plus to future Souls of Mischief members Phesto and Opio, and the group formed in high school before releasing their debut album, 93 'til Infinity on Jive Records in 1993. He graduated from Stanford University in 1997 with a degree in anthropology. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2014 with a master's degree in Architecture.
Tajai has contributed to all six Souls of Mischief albums, as well as the three Hieroglyphics studio albums. He has also produced or performed on solo projects of various Hieroglyphics' members.
- Power Movement (2005)
- Power Movement Remixes (2005)
With Souls of Mischief
- 93 'til Infinity (1993)
- No Man's Land (1995)
- Focus (1997)
- Trilogy: Conflict, Climax, Resolution (2000)
- Montezuma's Revenge (2009)
- There is Only Now (2014)
- Projecto: 2501 (2000, w/ SupremeEx)
- Nuntype (2005, w/ SupremeEx)
- Hood Famous (2007 w/ Superstar Quamallah as Supastars)
- Sleeping Giant
- Machine Language
- PETA2 kicks off “Sexiest Vegetarian” contest with Matt Skiba, Dan Yemin, Davey Havok, MacKaye
- "Tajai Interview". Gorilla Movement.com. 2005. Retrieved 2007-02-03.
- StinkE (1996-07-18). "Phesto Interview". StinkE Productions. Retrieved 2007-02-03.