Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana Tareen grew up in one of the roughest neighborhoods called Uptown. The area was a center of three projects, which gained national attention for its notorious crime waves. After making it out of the harsh conditions Tareen goal was to motivate our youth and adults about overcoming adversity regardless of your background or past situations. The novel is a platform for readers to discover the journey of his experience during a critical time in the United States. After the birth of his two children Taija and Taj is what also help Tareen become a better man. Hobbies includes; Cooking, Music Concerts, Sporting Events, Traveling, Mountain Hikes, Philanthropy and Branding. Tareen motto in which he lives by is "Improve Yourself Daily"