Early New York rapper born March 9th in the Bronx. T-Ski began his musical career at the age of fourteen. Born in the northeast Bronx in an area called the Valley, T-Ski attended Michelangelo J.H.S., I.S.144 where he played guitar. He graduated and went on to Evander Childs H.S. where he and a buddy (Disco Prince) formed a group called the Erotic Disco Brothers. In 1978 Tski joined Kool Herc as an M.C. (Fly Force). Later that year T-Ski joined up with A.J. & Busy Bee as a D.J. After high school, he went to work with reggae producers Brad Osborne
of Clocktower Records and Clement "Coxsone" Dodd
(Studio One Records) in launching Grand Groove Records
. After his first release was “Catch The Beat,” T-Ski went on to produce groups including Just Four
and Chapter III
His real name is Tyrone and he explains: " T is for Tyrone. S for Sensation, K is for Koolest in the Nation, I is for Inspiration. Valley is where I came from [the Valley in the Bronx]."