Tariq began playing the drums at the tender age of 8, at his uncle's house in Harlem. Here, over the summers he would try out different rythyms and patterns and develop his unique drumming style. In high school he played for a band as well as collaborating with many older musicians. In his early career he has played with artists such as Keith Sweat, PM Dawn, Johnny Kemp, Queen Latifa, Bell Biv DeVoe, Michael Urbaniak, Bernard Wright, Angie Stone, Kelis, Bilal, Wilson Pickett, Mavis Staples, Cool and the Gang, Groove Theory as well as many others.
Tariq attended the University of Long island, where he obtained a B.A. in music. After university he continued to tour and play drums with various bands. He also was a teacher in local Junior high school where he taught language arts, social studies and eventually music. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his daughter Tia.
His biography can be found at Native Deens website: Meet Tariq Snare, Native Deen drummer extraordinaire!