Taj Jackson was literally born into fame, appearing on a JET magazine cover as a newborn. The son of the Jackson 5’s Tito Jackson and nephew of Michael, Taj was raised with a front row seat to the inner workings of the entertainment industry. At age twelve, he followed in his father and uncle’s footsteps by forming a musical group with his brothers Taryll and TJ called 3T. Soon after hearing their demo tape, Sony Music signed them to a record deal. Their first song, “Didn’t Mean To Hurt You” was featured on the soundtrack to the movie “Free Willy” which also featured a song by their uncle Michael to whom they were extremely close. Michael was very instrumental in developing Taj's passion for music, photography, and film. Beyond helping Taj with his entertainment career, Michael was an emotional rock for Taj and his brothers, especially in helping them grieve for the death of their mother, Dee Dee Jackson, in 1994. With the support of Michael, Tito, and the rest of the Jackson family, 3T was able to finish their debut album, “Brotherhood”, later that year. The album went on to sell over three million units worldwide and forced Taj to make a difficult career decision: stay in college and pursue a film education, or focus solely on 3T and his music. Of course, Taj found a way to incorporate all his artistic interests, and began co-directing the group’s music videos and acted as creative advisor on the “Brotherhood World Tour” in 1997. Since then, he has continued his music and photography career as well as fulfilling his dream as an established director.