Timothy Napper, a.k.a T-Rifik, is a producer, songwriter and engineer. His goal is to leave a mark on the music industry and he is well on his way to doing just that. He is known for attacking and murdering his production, which is why he is also known as The Beat Terrorist.
Born in California and raised in Hampton, Virginia, T-Rifik began venturing in to the music industry at an early age. Growing up, he learned to appreciate the creativity that goes into creating music through watching his father DJ. This appreciation turned into desire to learn and, by the age of 14, he was producing tracks for himself as well as his friends. As he got older and matured as a producer, he soon realized that producing was his passion and it would always be an integral part of his life.
In 2009, T-Rifik experienced great acclaim. Rocbattle.com has crowned him the #1 producer - beating out 51,000 producers from around the world and winning more than 1700 out of over 2000 battles. In April of 2009, T-Rifik branched out and signed with G-Man Entertainment Music Group as the record company's first exclusive producer to the label also signing to the Label's publishing company, We Want In Publishing, LLC. Since Joining the Label/Publishing company T-Rifik has had over 145 network placements in 2010 on various T.V networks ranging from MTV,VH1, Spike TV,and Oxygen. T-Rifik is starting to have a wonderful start to 2011 striking a joint venture deal with Co-Founder of Rocbattle.com, together they start Beats4hiphop.com which is a brand new website to give artists from all over the world an opportunity to make music with some of T-Rifik beats as well as other talented producers from around the world. In Feb 2011 G-Man Entertainment Music Group release there first Album from their Independent Label in which T-Rifik had 4 placements on the album. Recently T-Rifk signs on with Big City Loops to produce construction kits for the company to resale to other retailers, so there's no telling what else this producer may get involved with this year.
T-Rifik strives to be one of the best producers in the industry. He hopes to work alongside some of the greats such as, Timbaland, Just Blaze, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and many more.
After being asked what advice he had for aspiring producers he said, “The most important thing is to have fun and do it because you love it… no other reason". ~ T-Rifik