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Musiq Soulchild

Born:  September 16, 1977

Birthplace:  Philadelphia, PA

Zodiac Sign:  Virgo

Career and Life

Taalib Johnson aka Musiq Soulchild or Musiq is an American singer and songwriter whose style blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel influences fused with hip hop.

Musiq was raised in a strict Muslim household. During his teenage years he built a reputation for being musically gifted, beat boxing for MCs free styling on the open mic circuit, scatting at jazz clubs or just performing an a cappella for strangers on the streets, which is where he got the name "Musiq" and later added "Soulchild". He cites as his inspiration such icons as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Donny Hathaway as his most influential musical icons. He dropped out of high school to pursue a career in music.

On March 30, 2009, he had his first child; a son named Zachariah Johnson from his relationship with 702 lead singer Meelah. In October 2017, his daughter Satori Solaris with influencer Ashley Wright was born.

In 1979, at a young age of 2, Musiq got a lazy eye from an accident that occurred while being fed by his uncle.


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