"You are now being blessed"..." No matter where you are, whenever you hear a BL$$D song, I want it to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step. It's not just Tropical House, it's Tropical Soul."
Born in Tampa, Florida, Tariq “BL$$D” Sharrieff was brought into this world with the purpose of motivating and inspiring everyone he comes across. Blessed with exceptional abilities as an orator from a young age, he has been captivating audiences with dynamic speeches for over 13 years. Starting his career out performing a memorized rendition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech in packed gymnasiums and churches at the young age of 5 years old, he’s managed to establish an extensive resume throughout his career. High school, he was granted the honor of being the keynote speaker at the annual Black History Program held by the City of Tampa. Attending Villa Madonna for middle school, BL$$D was instilled with the values of the Salesians, and raised tens of thousands of dollars for them by speaking at several fundraisers. After he graduated from Villa Madonna, he went on to attend the prestigious Jesuit High School. It was there that he began to realize the power of positive thought and manifestation. Being cultivated by the Jesuit order and rubbing shoulders with a large number of prominent alumni allowed him to see that anything is possible. Through the tutelage of prestigious mentors such as Steve Hybicki, P-Nazty, A-Plu$$, Marz, Dun Deal, Randy Lanphear, Waah Dean, Be El Be, Jazze Pha and many others, he has been able to develop from a boy with a dream, to a young man with a vision that is quickly manifesting itself into reality.
“No matter where you are, whenever you hear a BL$$D song, I want it to put a smile on your face and a pep in your step. It’s not just Tropical House, it’s Tropical Soul.”