Stranger Than Fiction: 10 Things We Learned From Taboo's Autobiography

The musical alias “Taboo” has roots in an incest-filled porno.

Early into Fallin’ Up, the glorified BEP hype-man recounts the origins of his moniker, telling a story about how he’d kill time inside Rosemead High School (in Rosemead, California) by defacing textbooks. Inexplicably, he wrote the word, “Tab,” which led to “Taboo”—or, in his own written words: “Like the 1970s porn movie, I thought. Illicit. Sexy. Out of bounds.” Turns out, Taboo was actually released in 1980, the first of a 23-part series that delves into father-daughter and mother-son sexy times. At least he didn’t choose Deep Throat as his spitter-name.

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