NoTiQ,whose real name is Gabriel Rudd, was born in Albany Georgia on February 13
Raised in Marietta, Ga, NoTiQ showed an affinity for music and writing very early. Playing instruments like the drums, trumpet, french horn, and tuba in school and in church showed his true passion for musical creativity. Also and avid reader and writer, NoTiQ would compose stories, poems, and songs constantly.
During high school, music took a back seat to academics and sports, which helped prepare for life in college. Attending Wingate University near Charlotte, NC, NoTiQ soon rediscovered this love for music in the form of rap. As continuing college basketball began to become less and less of a reality, NoTiQ relied on hip-hop to remain productive while then taking classes at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.
In 2006 after leaving Mercer, NoTiQ released a mixtape titled "The Audacity of Hip-Hop". This mixtape inspired by Obama's "Audacity of Hope" showed NoTiQ's attention to culturally relevant event's as well as personal trials within his own life over original and industry beats. The project was well received by the college community, online community, and various youths alike. NoTiQ also begin performing more and more across Atlanta, becoming a regular at open mics and a few notable showcases.
Since then NoTiQ has started a blog titled "The iLliterate Papers" at TheilliteratePapers.blogspot.com as well as his independently managed website TheiLliteratePapers.com.
Notable projects include a syndicated iTunes video podcast titled "Lust for The Limelight" which attracted hundreds of viewers every episode. An official remix of Karina's debut 16@ War, garnering critical acclaim and over 45,000 views on youtube. Pleasure P unofficial Remix of "I Did You Wrong" with over 120,000 views on youtube. There are also many other songs and videos such as Ourstage.com's sponsored "Marietta/Tokyo"
NoTiQ remained busy in 2008 by releasing "The Prelude EP" for digital download via his websites, blogs, and hip hop sites such as Thehiphoppodcast.com "The Prelude EP" is a collection of songs NoTiQ released and performs in anticipation for his upcoming mixtape "The iLliterate Papers" to be released in the Summer of 2010. "The Prelude EP" has been received very well and consists of NoTiQ's single "Woozy" ft B.Ware. Woozy will be hitting radio very soon.