Randy Sullivan, popularly known as T-Rex, was born in Harlem, New York, on August 30, 1986, and has become one of the world’s most famous rappers. Though not much is known about his youth and his family, he started doing rap battles in the 1990s, creating a name for himself within the industry. He has around 40 rap battles under his belt, making him one of the most successful battle rappers around! Today, on his birthday, we look back at all that he has achieved and the success that he has managed to acquire in the battle rap scene.
August 30, 1986
T-Rex grew up with his mother. His father, sadly, passed away when he was just a young boy. He began his career in rap battles when he was quite young, and in the late 1990s, he began developing his skills and working to become one of the most competitive rap battle stars of all time. He has a deal with Dott Mobb and has been associated with this rap group from the beginning of his career.
In 2006, T-Rex had his first broadcast rap battle against N.H., and this battle gained hundreds of thousands of views. This was a big point in his life as it earned him a lot of attention. Even though he was incredibly young at this time (only 20 years old), he was already making a name for himself in the rap industry. Over the next few years, he would compete in more and more battles, winning for Dott Mobb and expanding his influence within the world of rap battles.
It was in 2012 that he really reached new heights. His most widely viewed battle, against Yung Ill, which took place in St Louis, had millions of people viewing and streaming from all over the world, watching two of the greatest rap battlers in history go head to head. The contest was also one of the most watched ever, and it increased T-Rex’s popularity, getting him to new heights. In 2017 he competed in another rap battle that got millions of views, and it was against K-Shine. We love to see how this amazing artist has grown over the years, and we cannot wait to see what is in store for him in the future.
T-Rex begins a career in street rap battles, perfecting his skill.
T-Rex enters his first broadcast rap battle, against N.H., a battle that is watched by thousands of rap fans.
T-Rex faces off against one of the best and most well-known rap battlers, Yung III, in a contest that receives millions of views worldwide.
T-Rex competes against a heavyweight rap battler, K-Shine, and the contest gathers millions of views.
Why We Love T-Rex
He is innovative
T-Rex is very innovative. He’s always looking for new ways to do things. He is one of the few rappers to successfully mix gospel with rap music.
He works hard
Like many within the industry, T-Rex has had to work hard to get to where he is today. We admire his resilience and determination to succeed.
He is private about his life
We love to hear all about T-Rex’s life. But we have to respect that he values his privacy.
5 Surprising Facts
His name is not T-Rex
This star's name is not in fact T-Rex, but it is actually Randy Sullivan.
Battle rap is a family thing
T-Rex has a cousin, Murda Mook, who is also a battle rapper.
He dated Star Smilez
T-rex has been romantically associated with fellow rapper Smilez, though the two are no longer dating.
He does gospel rap
T-Rex is also a talented gospel rapper and has even released a gospel mixtape, “The Future of Mixtapes.”
He has 41 battles cataloged
As one of the most popular battle rappers, T-Rex has 41 battle catalogs under his belt.
Does T-Rex have children?
No, he does not have any known children.
Is T-Rex married?
No, T-Rex is not married. Nor is he dating anyone at the moment.
What is his most famous battle?
His most famous battle to date was in 2012, against Yung Ill.
T-Rex’s birthday dates