A member of the Likwit Crew alongside King T, Tha Alkaholiks, and Xzibit, rapper Defari was bornin Santa Monica, CA. He began DJing in 1982, moving on to McIng five years later. Music remained only a hobby, however, and after earning a sociology degree at the University of California at Berkeley he went on to receive a master’s degree in history and education at Colombia, accepting a high school teaching position upon graduating. In 1994, Defari recorded his first demo, soon after meeting Alkholiks producer E-Swift. A career spanning nearly 20 years resumes with his latest release Rare Poise. Entirely produced by Evidence.