Josef Tarrak

Tarrak Songwriter, rapper, artist, Producer, Josef Tarrak-Petrussen (GL), also known as Tarrak (shadow in Greenlandic), was born in 1998 in Nanortalik, Greenland, to a Greenlandic mother and a Moroccan father. Tarrak is a Greenlandic rapper, and he raps exclusively in his mother tongue, which is Greenlandic (Kalaallisut). He released his first album in 2016, “FxGxS”, which is short for “Free God Stand”. The first single from the album, “Tupilak”, was a huge success in Greenland and abroad. It currently has over 130,000 views on his Facebook page. Tarrak has toured both in Greenland and other countries from 2017 and released his second album, “Josef Tarrak”, in 2019. The album is a conceptual autobiographical album consisting of 10 songs and 8 sketches. The story behind the album is based on his own upbringing with added socio-political topics that are currently current in Greenlandic society. The album was staged as a theater piece in the cultural center in Nuuk (Katuaq) in early September 2019, directed by the Greenlandic director Pipaluk K. Jørgensen. A tour of the show in Greenland is planned for the beginning of 2020 and hopefully also in the Nordic countries. In addition to his musical career, Tarrak founded a company around the production and filming of music videos called “Tarrak Productions”. As of 2017, the company has produced 13 videos and is in pre-production with a number of other projects. and in 2023 he preformed in roskilde festival. Tarrak has received the KODA talent award (2017) and the Encouragement Award of the Self-Government in Greenland (2017)