Relentless Beats


Genre Hip Hop

Country USA



Thurz's Biography

Yannick “Thurz” Koffi is a solo artist from Inglewood, Los Angeles. He is a descendent of both the Ivory Coast and Belize, taking his moniker from his last name “Koffi” which translates in Ghana’s native language of Akan to “boy born on Friday.”

As a rap duo U-N-I put out three street albums and one mixtape Fried Chicken & Watermelon (2007), Before There Was Love (2009), A Love Supreme (2009) and A Love Supreme 2.0 (2010) becoming known throughout the urban and alternative blogosphere during a time of “hipster” movement momentum. The duo were credited with reviving the “true essence” of hip-hop, rejecting the Gangsta rap style that had become common. As a duo they won the 2008 MTV Video Music Award for “Best Breakout LA Artist”.

On April 2 he performed as a solo artist for the first time at The 2011 Paid Dues Festival in San Bernardino along with Black Star, Immortal Technique, Asher Roth, Dead Prez, E-40, Murs, Blu & Fashawn.

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