Born15 August 1983
Biography and career
Born on August 15, 1983, in Moscow in a Jewish-Tatar family. Parents: father - Ildar Vakhitovich Yunusov - businessman; mother - Simona Yakovlevna Yunusova, nee Chervomorskaya. The artist himself, in an interview with the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, said: “I have very wealthy parents,” saying: “My father raised me in such a way that I should achieve everything myself.”
In 1998, Timati (then Timothy) at the age of 14-15 established the VIP77 group. In 2000, he worked as a back-MS for Decl.
He graduated from the club of young art critics at the A. Pushkin State Museum.
In 2004 he participated in the project “Star Factory 4”. At the same time, the VIP77 group stopped performing and the Banda group was formed. The revival of VIP77 with a new line-up took place the following year, after which it again disintegrated. Some VIP77 members switched to Timati Black Star Records.
In 2006, Timati Black Star's debut solo album was released. A video clip was released for a duet with Alex - "When you are nearby." The production center of Black Star Inc․․ is being organized. A collection of clothes called “Black Star by TIMATI” has appeared, aimed at R’n’B and hip-hop youth.
In 2006, Timati Black Star's debut solo album was released. A video clip was released for a duet with Alex - "When you are nearby." The production center of Black Star Inc is being organized. A collection of clothes called “Black Star by TIMATI” has appeared, aimed at R’n’B and hip-hop youth.
In 2007, the track “Dirty Whores” was released, together with Bogdan Titomir and Dzhigan; guest writer - Misha Krupin. Timati’s first recital at the Heat Club, hosted by Flatline. Organization of the first international soul & R’n’B music contest “Version 0.1”. Tracks were recorded with Fat Joe, Nox and Xzibit.
In 2008, Timati's remix for the song DJ Smash "Moscow Never Sleeps" was released. A video clip was recorded (directed by Rezo Gigineishvili). The video “Do not go crazy” was released on the track of the same name from the Black Star album (directed by Konstantin Cherepkov). The track “Forever” was released with the artist of the label Bad Boy Records Mario Wainens, a clip was shot on it (director Rezo Gigineishvili). Together with Sprandi, the first TS Timati for Sprandi sportswear line was launched, which was presented at Russian Fashion Week in Moscow. Timati became a character in the mobile game “The World Against Timati” (“Timati Inside”).
In 2009, three singles from The Boss released “Welcome to St. Tropez ”(director Konstantin Cherepkov),“ Groove On ”(feat. Snoop Dogg) (director Pavel Khudyakov),“ Classmate ”. Video clips are recorded on all these singles. The single “Love You” (feat. Busta Rhymes & Mariya) was released immediately after the release of The Boss. A clip is also recorded on it. On November 13, the presentation of Timati's second album, The Boss, was held at the Milk club in Moscow. At the same time, album sales began in music stores in Russia and the CIS. On July 12, Timati's friend and comrade in Black Star inc died in a car accident. DJ Dee. In the spring, during a medical examination at the military registration and enlistment office, a psychiatrist put Timati the mark “Mentally unbalanced”, because of which he was not accepted into the army.
In 2010, the video “Time” (Khudyakov production) was released on the track of the same name from The Boss album. March 23 in Miami at the DJ-conference was presented a joint track of Laurent Wolfe and Timati. In April, a video was released for the song "How much is love," directed by Pavel Khudyakov. On June 1, the first clothing store by Timati opened, which on the same day held a charity concert with the participation of DJ Smash, Sergey Lazarev and the Fidget group.
In 2012, he became the ambassador of the Universiade 2013, which was held in Kazan.
In early February 2013, the shooting of the video clip for the soundtrack for the film "Classmates.ru" with the participation of Snoop Dogg. Director Pavel Khudyakov. On October 28, the fourth studio album 13 was released.
In 2014, he voiced the crime boss Tremaine in the Russian version of the film “13th District: Brick Mansions”. He was one of the jury members in the show "I Want to Meladze." Released his own film "Capsule". The track “Beard” was released together with MC DONI. A clip for the song "Ponty" from the album "13" was released. The track was released together with Natan’s “Bomb Girl”.
In 2016, a track and clip was released together with Pavel Murashov “Home”, a track and clip “Eggplant” together with the “Record Orchestra” group, a track together with Grigory Leps “Let Me Go”, a track “About Last Love on Earth” ․
In 2017, he recorded a joint track and shot a clip with Gulf, called "Generation".
On the night of June 20-21, 2018, Timati and Yegor Creed held an unauthorized mass event in Moscow on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street, staging an impromptu performance right on the roof of the car, thereby blocking traffic on the street. This action was dedicated to the opening of a beauty salon Timati. The next day, lawyer Alexander Kaminsky filed a case to initiate cases on this incident with the Tverskaya Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Moscow Traffic Police Directorate. On August 1, 2018, the Tverskoy District Court convicted Timati and Yegor Creed of an administrative offense by part 1 of Article 20.2.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Russia "Organization of mass simultaneous stay or movement of citizens in public places that entailed a violation of public order" and imposed a fine of 20 thousand rubles on each of them.
On the project "Star Factory-4" began to meet with a factory colleague Alexa. Timati starred in the girl’s video for the song “Where are you?”, And in 2006, the couple released a joint song, “When You Are Near”. In 2007, the couple broke up.
I met with Alena Shishkova - 2nd vice-miss of Russia in 2012. There is a daughter Alice (born March 19, 2014) ․
According to some media reports, since 2015 he has been dating Anastasia Reshetova, the 1st vice-miss Russia 2014, and a model. October 16, 2019, the couple had a son, who was named Ratmir ․
He enrolled in a propaganda video for Vladimir Putin in the 2012 presidential campaign.
During the 2018 presidential election, he was a confidant of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin ․
Professional music critics accuse Timati of the secondary nature of his work in comparison with Western artists. Timati was repeatedly convicted of obvious plagiarism: for example, on the Black Star album, he took the instrumental from Clipse and presented his song "Zombies", and the track "Alone" from The Boss was a simple translation of Kanye West's song "Welcome to Heartbreak ”, Which underwent a small arrangement and adaptation to the Russian listener ․
Timati was also criticized by the rap/hip-hop community. In particular, the beef with Vlad Valov and Bad Balance is known, caused by a cover version of the track “Bitch Love” performed by Timati and Dominic Joker.
In 2014, Timati was the object of ridicule by M.ASON, who publicly challenged him to the rap battle and released 2 tracks.
In March 2019, Timati introduced wireless headphones from his own Black Star brand, similar to a cheap gadget with AliExpress. Headphones from Black Star cost seven thousand rubles. In the comments on the entry, users noted that on AliExpress some can be bought for two thousand. After that, Timati closed the comments on the record.
In September 2019, a joint clip of Timati and Gulf, dedicated to Moscow, scored a record one and a half million dislikes on YouTube for the Russian segment. So, users accused rappers of corruption, in particular for the lines “I don’t go to rallies and do not rub game”, “I slam the burger for
Sobyanin’s health” and “the same city that does not hold gay parades”. A few days later, the clip was deleted. Timati himself said that he wanted to make a gift to the city. Black Star CEO Pavel Kuryanov also explained that this was a pure initiative and none of the Moscow City Hall asked them to shoot a video.
Founder and co-founder of the Black Star group of companies
- Black Star Music Label
- Chain of branded clothing stores Black Star Wear
- Restaurant chain Black Star Burger
- Barbershop and Tattoo Salon 13 by Black Star
- The company producing and distributing music content is Make It Music.
- Artist and Athlete Marketing Communications Agency - Global Star Russia.
- Car wash Black Star Car Wash
- Kart Black Star Karting
- Esports Club Black Star Gaming
- 2008 - "Moor" - producer of the book
- 2009 - “Audio about Audi. Brand Story ”- audiobook performer
- 2010 - “Tatar Folk Tales” - audiobook performer
- 2012 - “A Boy of Twelve. Tatar folk tale "- performer of an audiobook
- 2012 - “The White Serpent. Tatar folk tales "- audiobook performer
- 2012 - “Kamyr-Batyr. Tatar folk tales "- audiobook performer
- 2009–2010 – The Boss Tour
- 2011 – Carrera Tour 2011
- 2015 – GTO (with L'One)
- 2016 – Olimp tour
- Black Star (2006)
- The Boss (2009)
- SWAGG (2012)
- 13 (2013)
- RELOAD (2013)
- Audiokapsula (2014)
- T.O. With L'One (2015)
- Olimp (2016)
Russian Music Awards MTV
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2007 (nominated)
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2008 (nominated)
- Best Artist - 2008 (nominated)
- Best Male Act - 2008 (nominated)
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2009 (nominated)
- Best Hip-Hop Artist - 2010 (won)
- Best Album "The Boss" - 2010 (won)
- Best Video "Love You" - 2010 (won)
- Best Video "I'm on You" - 2011 (won)
Europe Music Awards MTV
- Best Russian Act - 2009 (nominated)
- Best Russian Act - 2010 (nominated)
- Best Russian Act - 2011 (nominated)
- 2004: Countdown
- 2006: Heat
- 2008: Albania!
- 2008: Monday Twist
- 2006: Arthur and the Minimoys
- 2007: Surf's Up