Element of Surprise
World Famous T-Bag or Taliq Montgomery started rapping and performing at the age of 15. 'The name T-Bag came from my high school friends and after I traveled I added World Famous' according to Montgomery. T-Bag started raps and free styling during school on the south side of Chicago. World Famous always loved hip hop as well as rap. 'Coming from the midwest we got to here a wide variety of artist from the west and east coast,' according to world famous, 'we loved BDP,N.W.A, X-Clan,Ice-T, as well as The Beasties and island music.' World Famous performed in his first show at a High School Talent contest in 1992. After that he went on to perform at college talent shows and on the street in free style battles. 'It was hard getting out there at first, when I started going for mine seriously in 1994 there was a split in the rap community, if you rapped about something positive you were hip hop, if you rapped about the street you were gangster, I Just Wanted to Flow,' said, World Famous. As time went on World Famous won various free style battles, 'my favorite freest lye battle was at a Tone-Loc concert, he asked the crowd if ther was anyone who could free style I dropped my beer and ran for the stage, I got up there closed my eyes and let my soul flow; when it was over the crowd choose me and Tone gave me 100 dollars.' T-bag went on to work with a alternative rock band De-Fex, ' working with a band was my favorite, Artist something about live instruments gives me a warm feeling inside, it was not like my solo project because you have to depend on others heavily, if the drummers off then everyone is off, if the lead guitarist pops a string your in big trouble.' Live music is the purist form of music and the form World Famous prefers to do most. After some complications the band had to go their separate ways. T-bag went on to graduate from college a pursue sales career, 'sales was great, it was like freest lying you had to come up with a different pitch to each individual customer, it also helped me learn how to deal with the business side of the music industry,' according to World Famous. After working for a year T-Bag decided to pursue his professional rap career. 'I listened to today's rap music and I saw that there was something missing me. I wanted to invent something never heard before so I tried to stretch my mind with the World Famous T-bag The only Brother In The Club, my first Album. This album was raw, just showed the skills I have to build a fan base.' The album received mix reviews and it set the standard for what was to come next; The Element Of Surprise. 'The E.O.S project was hardest thing to get started. I had to finance the project and we know what that's like. After I finished Roll Wit Me the other songs keep coming. I pushed to try to make the next song better than the last so I spent countless hours in the studio. When the product was finished it took me a while to get it to you but here it is the Element Of Surprise, Enjoy.' World Famous T-Bag.