Hip Hop/Rap artist Terell Safadi was born in Vancouver, BC to parents of Haitian and Arabian descent. Throughout his younger years music and skateboarding became a way of escape for Terell, a distraction from the realities of life. During his teenage years Safadi began combining his passion for writing with his diligent work ethic to begin crafting honest and authentic songs.
Upon graduation from high school, Terell hit the ground running – and hasn’t looked back. In 2011 he released the song “Black, Red and Yellow” in homage to the city’s hockey team, The Vancouver Canucks. This song landed him national media exposure, over 600,000 views on youtube as well as prompted an opening slot for Bone Thugs N Harmony’s 14-date tour and openers for Rick Ross, LMFAO, T-Pain, Future and Lupe Fiasco. In 2013 Terell went out on a one month tour through Europe with the American hip-hop group Onyx and followed it up with a showcase in Rotterdam, Netherlands for Canada Blast.
It was during this time that Terell’s commitment to his music career was solidified, leading him to relocate to Los Angeles in 2015. Within that year he focused his attention solely on his craft, whether it was attending production school, recording or playing shows like the Dash Radio showcase in the heart of Hollywood. These stints in California led Terell to the release of his 2015 EP “When I Get To L.A” which was followed up by 5 singles including “Day Ones”, produced by DJ Mustard (Kanye West, Travis Scott) and “Rumors” receiving nearly 350,000+ streams combined on Spotify.
Upon returning to Vancouver in 2016 to focus on creating new music and raising his daughter, Terell has been in the studio for the past year collaborating with outside sources including Producer Mando Fresh (Meek Mil & Lil’ Wayne) and with engineer and mixer Jamie Kuse (Snak the Ripper, Merkules, Warren Flandez).