Ever since Raijphinai Alajuwon Harris was little, he had never made an impression when he memorized his family's favorite tunes by heart. It wasn't until his junior high years that Raijphinai started learning about music and production through other indie artists in his area of Toledo, Ohio, listening to all Genres of music from Heavy Metal To Hip Hop. after graduating high school In 2005, He Got His First Break when he met Detroit, Michigan native Brian "Inspector Clusoe" Smith In Orlando, Florida, and with Clusoe's Ideas and talent created their first collaborative effort, "Real Problems", Unfortunately, due to sampling licensing rights, Yoku and Clusoe was never able to release it for airplay. Still the two kept a combination of beats and rhymes similar to other artists, only their messages within their songs were more intellectual and creative than most would expect. Besides Yoku's collaborations with Clusoe, Yoku has been able to work outside many other different Genres of music, showcasing his hidden, yet adaptable talent. " Music to me is like a Visual Art, Each genre represents a different Medium. Rock Music can be any type of sculpture, while pop can come from an aspect of a watercolor painting. you can't say you are a artist unless you are willing to try many different things or different mediums."