From: CA, United States
Genre: Dance/Electronica, Progressive, hiphop
Taurus Paul Scott is the youngest of three children and was born in Syracuse, New York, and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Not finishing high school, Taurus completed his GED, and went straight to the Conservatory Music School of the Arts in Tempe, Arizona learning more fundamentals of production and studio engineering.
Understanding Phoenix was not the best avenue for getting his music heard, he relocated to Crown Heights, a section in Brooklyn, New York, that lived and breathed the hustle and life that fit his swagger. Maintaining jobs at fitness gyms and Sam Ash, Taurus juggled his music – engineering and recording throughout the night.
If a person were asked to summarize *TS* in two words, they would instantaneously pick ‘determined and passionate.’ With a plethora of adjectives available to describe this 27-year-old musical mastermind it is easy to understand just how and why he has captured the attention of some of the industries most recognized.
Accused of ‘making grown man music’ by 9th Wonder, TS* has been submerged in music for half his life. Born *Taurus Scott, *TS* became proficient in both the drums and the piano through his own teaching. Through his dedication of making music it was only a matter of time before the Arizona native made himself familiar with a beat machine and as clichéd as it might sound, the rest is history. “I learned to play the drums and from there I got into DJing and not long after that I started producing and found out that that was the part of Hip-Hop I wanted to be involved in.”
Inspired by the heavyweights of the production world, Dr. Dre, Hi-Tek, DJ Premier, Timbaland, J Dilla, Illmind, TS* doesn’t attempt to emulate what these names have done; he chooses to learn from them. His ingenuity and ability to use both sounds and instruments, molding them together to create a prolific musical backdrop, was what caught the attention of *Sha Money XL. Hailed as a ‘problem with the beats’ by the Money Management Head honcho, it was during Sha’s tenure as G Unit President that an invitation was extended to *TS*, one that would be a defining moment in his career.
“Sha gave me the opportunity to move out to New York and work with G Unit,” he explains. “Making that move has definitely encouraged my career, how could it not?”
Like all aspects of the music industry today diversity is a key attribute in the hopes of securing longevity within the music world which TS acknowledges “the more versatile you can be, the more success you are going to have.” And armed with all the idiosyncrasies that his influences have displayed to get to their own personal pinnacles, it is inevitable with his burgeoning discography that TS* is like *Sha Money stated definitely ‘a problem with the beats.’