Tarik Johnston (born April 12, 1988), known professionally as Rvssian, is a Jamaican artist. He is a multi-talented individual known for his work as a record producer, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Rvssian founded Head Concussion, a music production company in Kingston, Jamaica. He gained fame after producing Vybz Kartel‘s hit song “Life Sweet” in 2010 and has continued to grow successful tracks.
Early life & Education
Rvssian, whose real name is Tarik Johnston, comes from a musical family in Jamaica and develops a passion for music at a young age. His father, Michael ‘Micron’ Johnston, founded Micron Music Limited and taught Rvssian how to play the piano and drums. In 2007, Rvssian founded Head Concussion Records, a music production studio in Kingston, Jamaica.
After graduating from Ardenne High School, Rvssian attended Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. He met Vybz Kartel through producers Jordan McClure and Stephen ‘Di Genius’ McGregor. In 2008, Rvssian produced his first rhythm, “Liberty Riddim,” which featured tracks by Konshens and Vybz Kartel.
In 2010, Rvssian produced the hit song “Life Sweet” for Vybz Kartel, which helped to launch his career. As a result, he decided to leave Edna Manley College to focus on his music career.
Rvssian’s career began in 2007 when he founded his music production company, Head Concussion Records, in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2008, he produced his first rhythm, “Liberty Riddim,” which featured tracks by Konshens and Vybz Kartel.
In 2010, Rvssian gained significant recognition for producing the “Life Sweet” hit song for Vybz Kartel. This success helped to establish him as a prominent figure in the music industry and opened doors for him to work with other artists.
Over the years, Rvssian has worked with several notable artists, including Bad Bunny, Juice WRLD, Cardi B, and more. He has produced many hit songs, including “Krippy Kush” by Farruko ft—Bad Bunny and Rvssian, which has over 1 billion views on YouTube.
In addition to his production work, Rvssian has also released his music as a singer and songwriter. He has collaborated with artists such as Shenseea, Swae Lee, and Davido on his projects.
Overall, Rvssian‘s career has been marked by his versatility as a producer, singer, and songwriter and his ability to collaborate with a diverse range of artists from different genres and backgrounds.
- Krippy Kush” by Farruko ft. Bad Bunny and Rvssian
- Privado” by Rvssian, Farruko, and J Balvin
- Ponle” by Rvssian, Farruko, and J Balvin
- Si Tú Lo Dejas” by Bad Bunny ft. Rvssian, J Balvin, and Farruko
- Taki Taki” by DJ Snake ft. Selena Gomez, Ozuna, and Cardi B (produced by Rvssian)
- Contra La Pared” by Sean Paul and J Balvin (produced by Rvssian)
- No Me Ame” by Anuel AA and Rvssian
- Only One” by Rvssian, Lil Tjay, and Lil Baby
- IDKW” by Rvssian, Shenseea, and Swae Lee
- Narcos” by Migos (produced by Rvssian)
- Cardi B – Up (Rvssian Remix)
Rvssian was born Tarik Johnston and grew up in Jamaica in a family deeply connected to music.
Rvssian has spoken about his upbringing and how his father, Michael ‘Micron’ Johnston, played a significant role in teaching him music. He has also mentioned his passion for traveling and exploring new cultures, influencing his work as a producer and artist.
Rvssian is currently single and not yet in any romantic relationship.
Rvssian is known to be a tattoo enthusiast and has multiple tattoos.
Rvssian‘s estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million.