Growing up listening to Jay-Z, Rakim and Slick Rick, Metafore (real name Tashan Turner), grew up immersed in hip-hop and old soul. Although his flow isn't reminiscent of his idols, their hunger and spirit pervades his work.
Urged by his father to devote his time to other activities after a youthful run in with the law, Metafore moved to Florida with his mother and began rapping. With no studio equipment or connections, Metafore began recording his demo on a karaoke machine. It was by chance that a coworker of his mother's heard the tape and the wheels were set in motion to bring Metafore to Luckybug Entertainment, his management team today.
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