Tarik Johnston, April 12 1988 Kingston, Jamaica
From a musical family in Jamaica, Tarik ‘Rvssian’ Johnston has been fascinated by music since an early age. He learned to play the piano and drums from his father Michael ‘Micron’ Johnston, the founder of Micron Music. Head Concussion Records, a music production studio based in Kingston, Jamaica, was established by Rvssian in December 2007.
Rvssian attended Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts after graduating from Ardenne High School. During this period, he met Vybz Kartel through fellow producers Jordan McClure (Chimney Records) and Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor. Rvssian’s first rhythm was “Liberty Riddim”, which featured Konshens’ “Ago Kill Me” and Vybz Kartel’s “Nah Hold We Down”.
A year later, Rvssian produced “Life Sweet” for Vybz Kartel. Rvssian left Edna Manley College for Visual and Performing Arts to pursue his music career further