American rapper TQ TARIQ a.k.a. Tariq Abubaker was born in Israel. His parents brought him to the United States when he was four years old. While living in southern California he began writing and performing music. Rap music became his passion and hard work wasn't going to be something that stopped him from seeing his dream come true.
Networking and understanding the evolving business and the future of the music industry gave him a better perspective of it all. Great music and talent alone were not going to be ways of the future but ways of the past.
He said that artists today have a chance to become successful just because they plan better and execute better and network better then some artist who may even have better music then them. Its not a skill game anymore its a popularity thing.