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Tirren Staaf (born 1977), otherwise known as Pegz (or MC Pegasus), is an Australian hip hop artist and producer hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. He is the CEO of Obese Records. The record label responsible for artists such as Hilltop Hoods, Downsyde, and Bias B.
Pegz musical career is long and impressive and his impact as an artist is no less impressive than his business achievements. Pegz earliest music influences were his mom’s Stevie Wonder records and Polynesian parties with his father. This soulful influence can be heard on his various tracks throughout his releases.
His first self-titled EP release was in 2000 creating the underground anthems “Everyshow” and the club favorite “Fatter”. His second release in 2002 was a collaborative 12” with U.K.’s premier Hip-Hop group Task Force. This was a dream come true for Pegz and it sold over 700 copies in London, setting a local precedent. Pegz’ debut full length LP, “Capricorn Cat” sold out across Australia and was considered one of 2003’s best local Hip-Hop releases.
His business achievements continue to be admirable and will only be enhanced by the recent purchase of Zenith Records, the only record pressing facility in the Southern Hemisphere. Obese Recor...
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