Tayeb Hajo (TooDope): A Rising Sensation

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This newly emerging rapper creates music and is one of the vital voices in hip-hop music. His enchanting voice swiftly won the heart of masses in the young community.

Early life

TooDope’s spent his initial years loving and experimenting with different forms of art, beginning from his love for drawing and sketching, although he wasn’t a fan of drawing landscapes and still art pieces. Not only just art, but he also spent his childhood trying to copy the characters from all his favorite cartoons and binge-watching his favorite childhood show, “Art Attack.” Music was not the form of art he began with. He spent his growing years moving between Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar before returning to his homeland.

In his early teenage years, TooDope came across an iconic record, Tupac’s “All Eyes On Me.” Since high school, he started experimenting with freestyling and writing lyrics; however, back then, he didn’t know much about beats and mixing music.

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TooDope’s Music Career

TooDope started his music career during his university years by writing two songs and getting them recorded, leading to an initial spark within his circle, and that’s when it clicked him, and that’s when he was more determined to pursue music seriously. Later that year, he became a part of a movie-making competition that aired on Qatar Tv. Around that time, he also started working in the film industry and production houses. Here, he gathered all the experience her needed which he now uses in making music videos.

Returning to his mother Land, Sudan, TooDope was determined to make his mark as a rapper in 2017 and wanted to connect with artists in the music scene. The audience response to his songs was outstanding, and he received recognition in Sudan and abroad, with over 2.4 million views on Youtube. This was the turning point of his career, which persuaded him to dive into the music industry and make more diverse art forms.

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Current Work and Aspirations

Known for his charismatic voice, talent, and top-notch work, he gained a lot of praise for his content and made subsequent songs in collaborations with various artists.

In April 2019, He released “Sabbinaha” and was a front line of change in Sudan. The release of Asly X Eaz Da Bully, the first-ever Sudanese single project inspired by UK Drill, brought TooDope back to the limelight again in Feb 2020. TooDope love for experimenting and opening himself to a new aspect of art did not stop here when he made A 4 song project with influences ranging from Afrobeat, Afro-fusion Afro swing to Rnb, and Jazz. Along with a fellow artist and friend, Tamer roTation Siddig released a long waited “TNT:iNjaz” EP. Accomplishing all this did not stop his enthusiasm for producing music, even during the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19). His popularity amongst the masses and significant following made him represent Sudan on various platforms. Unicef and Bob Marley foundation tried to create projects to raise donations for children affected by Covid. TooDope represented Sudan amongst many multinational artists in it.

He then collaborated with Digicel and D’music, famous bands, to stage a live streaming concert consisting of 37+ artists.

His collaborations extend regional presence throughout East Africa the MENA Region and gain international recognition due to his praiseworthy content and indulging voice.

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As a newly emerging artist working on various platforms continuously, TooDope has gained quite a following over different social media handles. Unlike other artists, he’s never been subjected to social media trolling; instead, he has stayed in the limelight solely through the integrity of his content. Since his first release, “Alright,” he gained huge viewership on his musical videos crossing a million views on Youtube with 31.6k subscribers. He utilizes his Instagram platform to promote music mainly with 38.4k followers. Because of his constant love for music and producing quality content, he has acquired over 11000 Spotify listeners.

His music videos are visually pleasing, and viewers applaud him for his distinctive way of filming them. It quickly draws viewers’ attention. He has featured in several articles including: 7 Arab Hip Hop Artist You Need To Know, Artist of the month – June 2019, and 10 Sudanese Rapper You Need To Know.

Social Presence

As a newly emerging artist working on various platforms continuously, TooDope has gained quite a following over different social media handles. Unlike other artists, he’s never been subjected to social media trolling; instead, he has stayed in the limelight solely through the integrity of his content. Since his first release, “Alright,” he gained huge viewership on his musical videos crossing a million views on Youtube with 31.6k subscribers. He utilizes his Instagram platform to promote music mainly with 38.4k followers. Because of his constant love for music and producing quality content, he has acquired over 11000 Spotify listeners.

His music videos are visually pleasing, and viewers applaud him for his distinctive way of filming them. It quickly draws viewers’ attention. He has featured in several articles including: 7 Arab Hip Hop Artist You Need To Know, Artist of the month – June 2019, and 10 Sudanese Rapper You Need To Know.

The Message He Brings

TooDopes’ innovation and experience in various art forms distinguish him from many other artists his age. He worked with different types of artists and is loved in his fraternity. He standout as one of the most famous rappers in Sudan and is now recognized internationally.

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He uses his voice to spread positivity through his content. He was a part of social causes, and this shows how he uses his art to benefit the causes around him.
He is an inspiration for aspiring artists through his hard work and pinnacles of success he had reached over a few years only.

TooDope Instagram: @249toodope 

TooDope’s YouTube:249 TooDope 

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