The life of success : my name is Robert Maurice Boyd (aka) Tazz. I was born and raised in Peoria Illinois on nov. the 8th in 1983. To the lovely god gifted women that birth me; Barbarette Linda Buntley and my father the one that always denied me; Walter Parker Sr. I have one brother who is my backbone Walter Parker Jr. And if there is no him there is no me.We were raised up very good but times got ruff down the line, so I decided that I wanted to do something about it but I was to young at the time, so I waited and I became a rapper/ singer over the years. First stop was church, had alot in my closet at the time so I wanted to come clean to the man that I knew wouldn't tell anyone. So I did at the age of 12. A year later I got a call from David Ruff the manager of Off The Chain productions and my hood friend Willie White; witch I had been doing music with recording on record players 24/7 so I knew this was it. I joined the group and we started on the long road we had ahead of us, took a lil time but we was makin progress little by little and I wanted more. So I started my own group "Hater Proof" and became the leader so I could do what I wanted. Everything I thought couldn't go wrong; did! Brother got locked up, granddaddy died and I was lost.... Then I thought; all the people I love is leaving my life so I decided that I was gone make it official and get my family out of this madness, so I change my groups name to TRY U UP MAFIA and ran wit it. I knew it had to be a movement cause they was lovin me where ever I went, so we booked shows and did what we do best "rap" cause it was a blessing that I knew I had to let the world hear.... So I did!
Robert De'Angelo Myrick (aka) 5ifty Grand. I was born in Chicago Illinois 1975 to Pearline Myrick & Robert Hall. 2 months after my birth, my father died of an overdose of illegal drugs. As a single parent my mother did the best she could to raise 3 kids ( me and 2 sisters) in the drug and crime infested streets of Chicago facing poverty and alcoholism. After 11 years of downhill struggling and conditions rapidly declining, she sent me to Battle Creek Michigan to live with my grandmother on my father's side. After 2 years of living with my grandmother, my mother decided to also moved to Battle Creek Michigan with my 2 sisters. 6 months after my mother relocated, my grandmother was killed in a car accident and a month later my mother died from scirosis of the liver. My older sister moved to Peoria Illinoise, younger sister was placed into a foster home and I moved in with my father's sister. I attended school in Battle Creek Michigan where I graduated from Battle Creek central. While attending school in Battle Creek Michigan, I excelled in sports (football and basketball). After graduating from high school, I attended Ferris State University in Big Rapids Michigan on a partial basketball scholarship. After only attending 1 year my financial aid was not renewed for the next year do too late registration on my behalf. While sitting at home waiting for the next semester to begin, I get caught selling drugs. After several years of trying to bounce back from the street, the hole just kept getting deeper and deeper. In the year 2000 I decided to go to truck driving school and got my CDL. After 2 years of driving truck and no longer on probation from selling drugs I relocated to Thomson Georgia With relatives. After meeting and hanging with my cousins, I quickly learned that music was in our blood. After hearing my cousins rapping and singing I decided to take on a managers position. Setting up and driving
to different shows. After some of the artist start falling off of the roster, I was asked to feel in as a artist. As I improved, I became 1 of the main artist in the group. And now we are here as "Try U Up Mafia.