Born Taj Ali in Miami, Florida to a gospel singer, and a family full of musical talent and influence, the artist known in many circles as Czar Black/ Nomadic was blessed with the genes of a performer. Young Ali experienced a wide array of influences early on, moving back and forth between New York and Miami.
A self taught musical dynamo, Taj Ali was mentored by many industry heavy weights including Professor Griff of the group, Public Enemy, and Mr.Mixx of 2 Live Crew. Not one to be pigeonholed into one realm of expertise, Ali taught himself not only to blend "New York Style" hip hop with the gritty, club friendly“Southern Style”, but also to expand into beat-making and production. Ali learned and developed the use of live instruments in his music, as he is also a self taught bass guitarist and drummer.
In 2000, Ali found himself in Jacksonville, Florida. Given his extensive travels, he set up his home base on the First Coast and coined himself the name "Nomadic", a reference to his history of residential, spiritual, mental and musical transitions. Nomadic quickly became a main stay in the local hip hop scene, known not only for his unique "Up North/Dirty South" style, but for his knack for live performances, a range that spans singing and rapping, and also his ability to extemporaneously freestyle in depth lyrics that most rappers could never imagine writing.
Both an accomplished Songwriter and Producer, Czar Black/ Nomadic is also the 2004 freestyle champion for The Source Unsigned Hype/AND 1 Mixtape Series. Czar Black was also crowned by DJ Bigga Rankins of Cool Runnings/ HitMen DJs as "Freestyle King Of Duval", due to an array of battle victories on the local scene. If ever urban music could claim an artist as a renaissance creator, Czar Black would be that man.
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