Tucker HD, is a Ugandan Hip-Hop recording artist from Rubaga, Kampala.
After the Talent Africa Urban Star Search competition, held from May to July 2011, Tucker signed with Aly Alhibai’s Talent Africa in 2011, up until 2015, along with Martha Smallz as a collective named AirporTaxi.
He released his first mixtape, The High Definition Mixtape in 2012. In 2014, Tucker released his second mixtape, The Tucker Tuesdays Compilation Mixtape, which was also released for free download on Audiomack, after which he continued to hone his skills through guest appearances on dozens of tracks.
In July 2016, he released a 6-song project titled Juli, and he won the Sweet 16 Award at the UG Hip-Hop Awards for Calm Before The Storm in December of the same year.
In March of 2018, Tucker HD partnered with Wizarts Media to host an invite-only “Upclose Experience” at the Wizarts Auditorium, treating his fans to an intimate performance and in-depth, interactive conversations. On 19th July 2018, Tucker dropped an EP on his birthday titled “Vroom!!” featuring Blixxack, BigTril, Keko, JB, Lagum, Pryce Teeba, Abaasa, M2kaNE (South Africa) & Angell Mutoni (Rwanda). It was executive produced by Samurae at Talent Africa Studios, and featured production from Stonetown, Baru, Aethan, Rey Macc, Lagum, Jammy (Cameroon) & Just Geo (UK).
In 2019, Tucker HD featured on “As If”, the first single off Martha Smallz’s debut album “Moonlight”. He later released two big singles, “Lily” & “Chai” featuring Blixxack. He also featured alongside Tushi Polo, J-Wats & Play01 on Byg Ben’s “UG’s Most Wanted: Behind Bars”, which went on to be recognized as one of the Top 20 African Hip-Hop Songs of 2019 by Creative Hip-Hop.
Tucker kicked off 2020 with a slew of new music releases, featuring on “Mpambana”, the first single off B-Flex’s forthcoming album TRUTH & RIGHTS, before dropping two new singles — “Addiction” (produced by Mr. Mugabi) and “Samandari” (produced by 30 Hertz) with close friend and long-time collaborator Blixxack (formerly known as Benny Black) — on either side of a solo single “Leagues and Levels” on which he teamed up with Cameroonian producer Jammy. On January 13th 2020, Tucker became the most nominated artist at the MTN UG Hip-Hop Awards 2020, picking up 6 nods in the Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Video Of The Year, Collaboration Of The Year, Lyricist Of The Year and Sweet 16 categories. Tucker HD took home the Album of the Year at the MTN UG Hip-Hop Awards 2020