Musiq Soulchild, born Talib Johnson on September 16 1977 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), is an American neo soul and R&B artist, and was one of the most popular artists on the Def Soul label. Since 2001, he has gone by simply Musiq, he dropped the "Soulchild" from his moniker, because he said he had not mastered is craft yet, and thus was not yet 'music's soulchild'. He is now signed to Atlantic Records. Besides being a successful recording artist, Musiq is notable for his disregard for normal rules of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling, as can be seen by the titles of his singles and his albums.
Musiq was born in Philadelphia and grew up with his family--including eight brothers and sisters--in Putnam County, Georgia. He moved back to Philadelphia as a teenager, and began plans for a career in music. He released his debut album, Aijuswanaseing (read: "I Just Want to Sing"), in 2000, which was well-received by critics and audiences. Musiq did much of his own songwriting, and most of the record was produced by Ivan "Orthodox" Barias and Carvin "Ransum" Haggins (who also wrote co-wrote most of...
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