Looney the TKR a.k.a. African-Man “Too-Known-Rapper” was born in Accra, Ghana, on June 18th, 1989. Music has always been a part of his life and from as early as 7 years old, Looney listened to all kinds of genre of music ranging from rap, soul, jazz and reggae.
At the age of 13 years old, after hearing musicians like Nas, Jay-Z, Cassidy, he became obsessed with rap music and his taste in music leaned more towards rap and hip hop. He will research on artists such as KRS 1, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, and Common. These artists plus a whole lot more will later influence Looney into taking rap music more seriously and more importantly educate him extensively in the art of music writing.
Looney will go on to feature on a few mix-tapes including Lil Shaker’s “Birthday” and Klu Baby’s mixtape.