Born in San Diego, Roberto Tapia was the son of parents who had relocated from Sinaloa, Mexico. At eleven years of age, the future musician entered Difocur, a prestigious music school where he studied clarinet.
While mastering the clarinet, Tapia was still reluctant to showcase his talents. But after coaxing from friend and family, Tapia began performing at various dancehalls and receptions. At 17, he made his professional debut in Tijuana, Mexico alongside the Lobito de Sinaloa. In 2001, Tapia began assembling musicians for his debut album. Mixing Latin rhythms with touches of hip-hop and electronica, Tapia released his self-titled album on Sony International in August 2002. He has toured throughout Mexico, the United States and Latin America. He also performed at the Radio Marathon of Hope in Los Angeles, an event to benefit cancer research. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi