TARO

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Taro lights up the stage at Why Empire's launch-event at the Westway.

Taro lights up the stage at Why Empire's launch-event at the Westway.

New York City native TARO takes the art of MC'ing very seriously. Whether through impassioned flow or intricate wordplay, TARO's embodiment of hip-hop in its purest form is displayed with natural ease and strong conviction. Having found a home with words, TARO looks to the city and its infamous madness to provide the perfect canvas for depicting his perceptions. He searches to provoke thought, open hearts and preserve honesty in his music. Though new to the game, TARO has quickly learned to combine his gift for writing and rapping with his long-time passion for hip-hop and its culture. 

TARO's debut project entitled "First Born Son" is due on January 27th. The project's title has a dual meaning: one symbolizing the birth of TARO's first work and the other being the literal translation of his name in Japanese, an homage to his paternal roots. TARO is here, amongst a rarefied group of others, to recapture the true essence of hip-hop and further its evolution without compromising its integrity. With debut blogposts from DJBooth.net, Green Label Sound, RESPECT Mag and The Source, TARO has begun his pursuit strong and ambitious as ever.