From the Bronx NY, Shariq Tucker began playing drums at the age of 3. His father saw that he had the potential and the love for drums and cultivated it. He enrolled into a music school called The Boys Club of NY where his music teacher Richard Harrison broadened him with many different styles. Shariq has played with gospel recording artist Jason Nelson, guitarist Michael "funkadelic kidd" Hampton, R&B artist Travis McClung, Alicia Keys, swizz beats, and R. Kelly. He was also the Guitar Center Drum Off 2014 Champion.