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Tahrell Lloyd Horne (born August 11, 2000), known professionally as Hefna380, is an American rapper, songwriter, model and former basketball player. He started singing and rapping professionally after quitting basketball due to an ankle injury. He released his first song "I gotta go" in 2019, which gathered over 50,000 views on Soundcloud.
Early life and education
Tahrell Lloyd Horne was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to a family of three siblings. His father is a collections officer, while his mother is a Caregiver. He grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn until the age of 8 when he moved to New Jersey and currently resides in Manalapan.
Hefna attended prep school at Robinson School, Irvington and Manalapan High School, before graduating from Trenton Catholic Academy, New Jersey. While in High School, Hefna played in the town’s youth Basketball League and was considered a prospect until the age of 18, when a fractured ankle caused him to reject all his offered scholarships and quit basketball as his recovery time would come after college session had resumed. Tahrell was nicknamed Hefna, by his cousin after Hugh Hefner, as he like Playboi.
After quitting basketball, Hefna began to model for different brands and fashion outlets, which was also followed by social media influencing before he decided to become a rapper. Hefna released his debut single ‘I gotta go’ which was streamed over 50,000 times in a month. This was followed by another single ‘Real Rockstar’ which garnered over 10,000 streams in the first week of release. On 13 December 2019, Hefna released an extended playlist which is named "We Can Finally Rage". The EP contains tracks such as "living a dream", "save me", "Next up outro".
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