Vlad Irimia, primarily known by his stage name Tataee, is a Romanian record producer, rapper, record executive, and music manager. He is one of the founders and the main producer of the well-known Romanian hip hop trio B.U.G. Mafia, also having produced albums and overseeing the careers of many acclaimed Romanian rappers, such as La Familia, XXL & 10 Grei, Mahsat and JerryCo. As a music producer he is frequently credited as one of the pioneers and key figures in the architecture of the Romanian version of gangsta rap, a style of music that closely resembles its American counterpart but also includes various local influences derived from balkan music or, more recently, electronica. Tataee began his career in music as a solo artist and he later found fame with the influential gangsta rap group B.U.G. Mafia with Alin "Uzzi" Demeter and Dragos "Caddilac" Vlad-Neagu, who popularized the use of explicit lyrics in rap to detail the violence of street life. Their 1998 album, "De Cartier", released under Cat Music in Romania led them to become one of the country's best-selling performing artists, as well as one of the most respected Romanian hip hop groups. Later in his career, he worked with Romanian artists such as Akcent, Bitză, Andreea Antonescu, Cristina Spătar or Adriana Rusu, receiving credit for changing and improving their sound.
- Born: October 17, 1976 (age 42), Sebeș
- Aliases: Mr. Juice, Vlad Irimia
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://twitter.com/tataee