Tariek (Shamel Rondo Horton) Williams known to most by his rap moniker Reek Da Villian or his street name “Playboy Reek” was born and raised in (Strong Island) Roosevelt, New York. He was the third born of four siblings. He, his mother and his Siblings all shared a two bedroom basement apartment on West Fulton Ave in Roosevelt. As a kid he found his pleasure in music, dancing and sports. Reek Recollects ”I starting rapping at 7 years old after watching and listening to my older cousins. ”My father died while he Was incarcerated when I was only 9 years old.