Tarrus Rileys foray into music was inevitable. The talented singer and songwriter was always surrounded by music from an early age. His father is veteran reggae singer Jimmy Riley. Riley has learnt a lot by merely being in the environment of the music business. He caught on very quickly and made his recording debut as a teenager. Ive always loved music; I used to deejay but everyone used to encourage me to sing. They used to call me Singy Singy because I was always singing, Riley commented. In 2004, Tarrus released his debut album, Challenges. I was fortunate to have recorded my debut album with an independent label out of Miami. The secret to his success is quite simple when preparation meets opportunity, stated a self-assured Riley. I sing for the people - this is the contribution I can make and after I make a song; it isnt even mine anymore; it belongs to the people.