Tash

Tash

Biography

Rico Smith, better known by his stage name Tash, is an American rapper. He is most known for his work as a member of West Coast hip hop group, Tha Alkaholiks alongside J-Ro and E-Swift. He has released two solo albums, Rap Life (1999) and Control Freek (2009), and has worked on five albums with Tha Alkaholiks. Tash recently announced signing with the hip hop record label Amalgam Digital to release his independent debut entitled Control Freek.

Tash released one album, Rap Life, on Loud Records in 1999. It received some critical acclaim and little commercial acclaim. It only reached #148 on The Billboard 200, even with guest appearances by famed artists such as Outkast and Kurupt. It did reach #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart which tracks underground acclaim and it had two singles that reached the Hot Rap Singles chart. Those two songs, "Rap Life" featuring Raekwon and "Bermuda Triangle," remain as Tash's best known solo tracks.

According to a recent interview, Tha Alkalholiks are done releasing albums, and Tash is 100% finished with his next solo album, Control Freek on the Amalgam Digital label. The album was released June 2009. It features appearances from B-Real, J-Ro and King Tee and production by will.i.am, Maestro, and J. Wells.

Discography

Tash - Rap Life

Tash - Rap Life

Loud Records 1999
Tash - Control Freek

Tash - Control Freek

Amalgam Digital 2009
Black Silver & Tash - Blood, Sweat & Beers

Black Silver & Tash - Blood, Sweat & Beers

Sterling World Records 2013
Tash - Publicity Stunt

Tash - Publicity Stunt

Sterling World Records 2015

Guest Appearances

Mad Kap - Look Ma Duke, No Hands
  • Check It Out (Oh Ph*ck Me Right?)

Mad Kap - Look Ma Duke, No Hands

RCA 1993
Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life
  • Bird's Eye View (as Catashtraphe)

Xzibit - At The Speed Of Life

Loud Records 1996
Defari - Focused Daily
  • Thunder & Lightning

Defari - Focused Daily

Tommy Boy 1998
Ice-T - Seventh Deadly Sin
  • The 7th

Ice-T - Seventh Deadly Sin

Roadrunner Records, Coroner Records 1999
Spontaneous - Spur Of The Moment Musik
  • SRV1

Spontaneous - Spur Of The Moment Musik

Good Vibe Recordings, Atomic Pop 2000
Somethin' For The People - Issues
  • Last Call

Somethin' For The People - Issues

Warner Bros. Records 2000
Tony Touch - The Piece Maker
  • Likwit Rhyming

Tony Touch - The Piece Maker

Tommy Boy 2000
De La Soul - Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump
  • My Writes

De La Soul - Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump

Tommy Boy 2000
Xzibit - Restless
  • Alkaholik

Xzibit - Restless

Loud Records 2000
Prince Paul - Politics Of The Business
  • Original Crhyme Pays

Prince Paul - Politics Of The Business

Razor & Tie 2003
will.i.am - Must B 21 (Soundtrack To Get Things Started)
  • I' Ready (Y'all Ain't Ready For This)

will.i.am - Must B 21 (Soundtrack To Get Things Started)

will.i.am Music Group 2003
Defari - Odds & Evens
  • Xtra Thump

Defari - Odds & Evens

High Times Records 2003
Phil The Agony - Smokefest
  • Smokefest

Phil The Agony - Smokefest

Strong Arm Music 2003
Paradime - 11 Steps Down
  • 11 Steps Down

Paradime - 11 Steps Down

Beats At Will Records 2004
Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year
  • Encredible Hulk

Dirty Rat - Rookie Of The Year

Stiff Arm Records 2004
The Wacsta - Westcoast Resurrected
  • We Get Down

The Wacsta - Westcoast Resurrected

We Whit It Entertainment 2005
J. Wells - The Digital Master
  • Encredible Hulk

J. Wells - The Digital Master

Bonzi Records 2005
Quest - Quest World
  • Last Minute

Quest - Quest World

Loyalty Records 2005
Classified - Hitch Hikin' Music
  • Cazual Drinking

Classified - Hitch Hikin' Music

HalfLife Records, Urbnet Records 2006
Dirt Bomb - I'm A Beast
  • World

Dirt Bomb - I'm A Beast

Dbomb Ent. 2006
Apathy & Celph Titled - NoPlaceLikeChrome
  • Drink Specials

Apathy & Celph Titled - NoPlaceLikeChrome

Antidote 2007
Assassin - Gully Sit'n
  • Wanna Love You Baby

Assassin - Gully Sit'n

VP Records 2007
DJ Revolution - King Of The Decks
  • King Of The Decks

DJ Revolution - King Of The Decks

Duck Down 2008
The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction
  • WarWalk

The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction

Definitive Jux 2008
Black Ice - Urban Legends
  • Chevy '64 (Remix)

Black Ice - Urban Legends

Unlabeled Records 2008
Torae - Daily Conversation
  • The Nigguz Is Comin'

Torae - Daily Conversation

Internal Affairs 2008
Speak Easy - Speak Easy
  • Bounce

Speak Easy - Speak Easy

Vandal Squad Records, DumpTruck Records 2009
Awol One & Factor - Owl Hours
  • Waste The Wine

Awol One & Factor - Owl Hours

Fake Four Inc. 2009
Keelay & Zaire - Ridin' High
  • I'm On Swerve

Keelay & Zaire - Ridin' High

R.N.L.G. 2009
Jonny U. - I Want 2 Look At U.
  • If U Don't Know, Now U Know

Jonny U. - I Want 2 Look At U.

All Day Everyday Records 2010
Beat Assailant - Hard Twelve
  • Chronic Break

Beat Assailant - Hard Twelve

Twin Fizz Records 2010
DBomb - Heavy In The Streets
  • Pistol Packin

DBomb - Heavy In The Streets

World Media Alliance 2011
Mr. Dubie The Young Apache - Remember The Name
  • Ride Wit Me

Mr. Dubie The Young Apache - Remember The Name

Paul Weezy Digital 2011
D-Boy P. Chase - The Thrill Of The Chase
  • Billigerent

D-Boy P. Chase - The Thrill Of The Chase

Faultline Ent. 2011
Kay Nine - Tha Back Streets
  • Smokin' & Drinkin'

Kay Nine - Tha Back Streets

Not On Label 2012
DJ Lordjazz - The Plain Dealer
  • Royalty

DJ Lordjazz - The Plain Dealer

Premium Records, Believe Distr 2012
Substance Abuse - Background Music
  • Don't Get Us Wrong

Substance Abuse - Background Music

Feed The Peeps Records 2013
Black Silver - Slangster Party
  • Carz

Black Silver - Slangster Party

Sterling World Records 2015
Deadly Hash - Whole Notha LeveL
  • No Chaser

Deadly Hash - Whole Notha LeveL

DeadlyNinja Ent 2015
West Haven Blast - Once Upon A Time In Compton
  • City Of Angels

West Haven Blast - Once Upon A Time In Compton

DubCNN Ent 2016

Compilations

Lyricist Lounge Volume One
  • Body Rock

Various - Lyricist Lounge Volume One

Rawkus 1998
O.L.C.
  • Basics

Various - O.L.C.

Rah Rah Entertainment 1999
Louder Than Ever Volume 1
  • Rap Life

Various - Louder Than Ever Volume 1

Loud Records 2000
Beat Junkies - Classic Material Volume One
  • Soundbombing

Beat Junkies - Classic Material Volume One

Beat Junkie Sound 2001
WolfPac Records Presents Still More Bounce
  • Still More Bounce

Various - Still More Bounce

WolfPac Records 2002
Ras Kass Presents Re-Up
  • 4 Much

Various - Ras Kass Presents Re-Up

SPG Music Productions Ltd. 2003
Debo Records Presents Soundtrack To South Central (Straight From The Streets Of Los Angeles)
  • Incredible

Various - Soundtrack To South Central (Straight From The Streets Of Los Angeles)

Debo Records 2003
Tha Pac Album
  • Get Involved

Various - Tha Pac Album

WolfPac Records, A.D.S., B-Dub Records 2004
Rawkus Records: Best Of Decade I - 1995-2005
  • Body Rock

Various - Rawkus Records: Best Of Decade I - 1995-2005

Geffen Records 2005
Sound Chronicles Volume One
  • You Know

Various - Sound Chronicles Volume One

Soundchron Records 2007
A Day In The Life: The Soundtrack
  • Body Bags

Various - A Day In The Life: The Soundtrack

Major Independence 2009
Mitchy Slick - XXL Guns & Ammo Vol. 4
  • Baby U Bad

Mitchy Slick - XXL Guns & Ammo Vol. 4

Tha Wrongkind Records 2009
Various - Soul Logic Presents The Movement, Vol. 3
  • 4 Good Money

Various - Soul Logic Presents The Movement, Vol. 3

Soul Logic Entertainment 2012
My-G - King Of Features
  • Good Money

My-G - King Of Features

Indamix Records 2013
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Nitefalls

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Magnum Opus Music 2014