Richard Rawson (born 5 February 1987), better known by his stage name Fazer, is an English rapper, producer, DJ and songwriter. He is popularly known as the member of hip hop trio N-Dubz releasing three studio albums and winning numerous MOBO awards with the group. In 2011 the band announced a two-year hiatus to focus on solo projects however Tulisa announced several months later that the band had split up. In September 2012 Tulisa confirmed on X Factor that the group would reform after agreeing this with Dappy; however several weeks later, N-Dubz are said to reform in late 2013. Fazer has said that whilst growing up his biggest influences were Tupac Shakur, Biggie, Rakim, T.I. and Jay-Z.