Born to Jamaican parents in Brooklyn, NY and raised in the Washington DC area, Ti’Jean maintains unique perspective of relocating to an area which craved traditional Hip Hop amid its own rich musical culture. Because of his array of influence, Ti’Jean defies boundaries with his one-of-a-kind flow and passion. He gives his soul to his art and to his audience, and this is apparent with his first line of any song.
The name Ti’Jean is definitely catchy, although it’s not a nickname. The rapper’s parents named him with two different inspirations. The first was from author Jack Kerouac, founder of the Beat Generation (from whom The Beatles took their name), whose family’s nickname for him was “Ti Jean.” The other inspiration is the Haitian tale about Ti’Jean and his brothers. In this story, Ti’Jean tricks the Devil with his own strategies and defeats him. Today, Ti’Jean the artist has similar challenges, as he sets free his own demons through music.
Ti’Jean could have been many things in life, certainly something easier than being a Hip Hop artist. Sometimes to be great you have to risk it all for what you love and what you want to become…He made that decision early in his life, and has not looked back since.