Timati – Mr Black Star
Timati is a popular Russian rapper, singer-songwriter, music producer and entrepreneur. He was a participant of the TV project Star Factory 4. In 2014, he received the title of Honored Artist of the Chechen Republic.
Timur Yunusov (his real name) was born on August 15, 1983 in Moscow. He has younger brother Artyom.
The boy studied at a music school, where he played the violin for 4 years. At the age of 13 Timur went to Los Angeles and spent there 3 years. The father hoped that his son showed any interest in learning. But expectations were broken like crystal. Timur abandoned his studies and began attending nightclubs. The future rapper decided to join the show business.
At first Yunusov was engaged in breakdance, then he created a rap group VIP77 together with his friend.
In 2000, Timur made his debut on television in the music video Party by rapper Detsl. Four years later the boy became a participant of the TV project Star Factory. In the same period, Anastasia Kochetkova and Timur created the group Banda. Their music video for the song Heavens Are Crying (Plachut Nebesa) became popular. In 2005, the band released their debut album New People.
Then the boy opened his first night club Black Club. And in 2006 Timur released his first solo album Black Star and started his own company Black Star Inc. Later two of his bandmates died in a car crash, and as a result the group Banda broke up.
The first solo concert of Timur was held in 2007 in the club Heat (Zhara). In the same year he released joint tracks with FatJoe, Nox, Xzibit and starred along with Victoria Bonya and Ksenia Sobchak in music videos.
Moreover, he played the main role in the film Heat by Fyodor Bondarchuk and voiced the main character of the cartoon Surf’s Up.
In 2008 Timur released the track Forever together with Mario Winans. A year later the singles Welcome to St. Tropez, Grooveon (feat Snoop Dogg), Classmate were released. Presentation of the second album The Boss was held on November 13, 2009 in the Moscow club Milk.
The following year pleased the fans with the music video for the song Time, track Foreign Exchange of S.A.S. together with Timati, Camron and Fler.
On June 1, 2010, he opened his clothing store and held a charity concert, in which Sergey Lazarev, DJ Smash and Neposedy took part.
In 2012, the star became Ambassador of the Universiade 2013 in Kazan. A year later, his fourth studio album 13 was released.
Together with Sasha Chest Timati released the track My Best Friend is President Putin in 2015.
In April 2017 the advertising of his burger restaurant Black Star Burger was released, in which Philip Kirkorov and Grigory Leps starred.
On November 4, 2017, the musician gave a concert Generation of Timati at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow.
Timur, one of the most popular Russian rappers, became famous not only for his creativity and success in the West, but also for numerous love affairs. He appears at parties, every time with a new girlfriend.
Singer Alexa and Timur began dating during the TV show Star Factory 4. Very quickly they became the most popular participants of the show. News about their scandalous relationships appeared regularly in the media. Timur starred in the first Alexa’s music video for the song Where Are You. The couple broke up, but they are still friends.
Four graduates of Star Factory 4 formed the band Banda and the media began to speak about Timur’s love affair with soloist Anastasia Kochetkova. However, the rapper was with Alexa.
Many of Timur’s love affairs can be called “office romances”. For example, his colleague in show business Ksenia Sobchak also took place in the list of his beauties. Timur invited Ksenia to star in his video Dance. There wasn’t any official announcement about their affair, but everyone was shocked by the frank video, which appeared on the Internet.
Traditionally, he invited the girls to star in his music videos. Victoria Bonya wasn’t afraid to take part in the bed scene with rapper. After the release of the video the public decided that she was his new girlfriend.
Timur and Masha Malinovskaya were having fun in night clubs.
The famous blonde, winner of Miss Russia pageant, Victoria Lopyreva also was his girlfriend. But she preferred footballer Fyodor Smolov to Timur.
You know, Timur and Mila Volcheck lived together for two years. The couple, unfortunately, broke up.
The rapper invited Olesya Malinskaya to the Bolshoi Theater. But the affair was destined to end up in the bed of the main theater of the country.
In the summer of 2012 Timur and Angelina Bashkina spent holidays on the coast of Saint-Tropez. But when they came to Moscow Timur immediately chose a new girl.
Besides, he dated Miss Russia 2009 Sophia Rudyeva.
Timur and Ksenia Yakubovskaya appeared together at Muz-TV 2013 Awards Ceremony. He once again was at the center of a scandal, because his new girlfriend was the wife of the lawyer Dmitri Yakubovsky.
In 2014 beautiful Alena Shishkova, model and the second Vice Miss Russia-2011, gave birth to their daughter Alisa.
Later he had a love affair with model Anastasia Reshetova.
His official site: www.timatimusic.com