Maurice Cooper, who goes by the moniker “Tajji”, was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in a garrison called Dunkirk in East Kingston. He attended the Hope Valley Experimental, Excelsior High and Dunoon Technical High schools.
Tajji realized he wanted to be an artist while at Dunoon. Spragga Benz and Assassin were based in his community then and he began hanging out with them. This connection motivated Tajji to start pursuing music as it felt like he had a message to share plus writing skills that came easily to him. Bounty Killa is also one of his musical influences.
A song called “Top A Wi Game”, produced by Redboom, was his first official recording released in 2010 but has been in studios long before then. Afterwards, Tajji worked with Frenz For Real, LMR Pro, Konshens as both an artist and producer, RedSquare Productions and much more.
Currently, Tajji is still promoting his latest single, “Real”, which was produced by himself and his business partner under their TopKnotchMessi’jah Music label. It’s a collaboration alongside Navino officially released on June 28, 2023 with the music video uploaded on YouTube November 1st. Tajji is also working on singles for an upcoming EP that he’s hoping to drop in the first quarter of 2024. Always writing and recording new music and coming up with fresh ideas for the presentation of his brand, Tajji has other singles that will be out by early 2024 before the EP drops.
With sights set on accomplishing the goal of getting his message spread to the listening ears and hearts of people from every nation to solidify his name in music, Tajji is surely on the right path. He wants to share the lessons of life whether good, bad, happy, sad, reality and consciousness on Dancehall or Reggae beats that also creates awareness to his fellow artists too. Tajji also likes Trap and fusing other sounds depending on his mood, how the beat is produced and the vibe of its sound.
The feedback has been very good, giving the feeling that it’s his best work thus far. Tajji says it’s been a journey of good and bad moments, many ups and downs. His biggest challenge is for people recognizing the talent and for him to get that elusive, but inevitable, break. Now based in California, Tajji is stepping out from the shadows to claim a top spot in Dancehall.
SOURCE Lesley Hayles Music