Daryl Ray Turner a.k.a. Slapp Turner was born and raised mainly in San Francisco CA, but has lived in many parts of the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Ever since childhood, Slapp has had a love for music while growing up to the likes of Diana Ross, The Lakeside Band, Michael Jackson, The Gap Band, etc. He was also influenced by Marvin Gaye early in life and had the privilege of being a guest at his house, at around 6 years of age. It was instant love when Slapp Turner first heard “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugar Hill Gang at the age of 9 years old, and ever since then he has been in love with Rap/Hip-Hop.
As a child he would create his own music by vocally imitating musical sounds while beating on a wall or floor and record it with a tape recorder. His first composition was made by writing a simple computer program that played different 8-bit sounds and tones. The first musical instrument Slapp Turner has ever bought was a Casio PT-1 back in the 1980’s and as he grew up he would start to learn his way around different and more advanced electronic keyboards.
Slapp Turner has also produced for a number of underground groups and artists including Sandpaypa, Honest Bob, Sick YG, Lynch Loccale, Non-Centz, Wolf Pack (not to be confused with The Pack), Emarco a.k.a. E-Mac, The Blockwildas, Young General, Rico Nevotion, Swish & Lil’ Sel and Cambino. He has even produced music that included such features as rap superstar Da Brat (See Journal of a Blockwilda by Sandavol aka Sandpaypa, "Cutthroats"), Rappin' 4-Tay, San Quinn and Equipto. Through his journey he has met icons such as 2Pac, Chuck D, Phife Dawg, Shock G, Messy Marv, JT the Bigga Figga, Ray Luv and YZ. All of these influences and more can be heard as his journey continues with the newly formed group F.O.S. as they bring you a futuristic view of the past.
His first major project included co-producing as well as performing on a song with Rosie Gaines from Prince’s New Power Generation and Timex Social Club’s Michael Marshall. Since then, he has produced music that has made its way to major radio and TV stations such as KMEL, Mtv Jams, VH-1, and Music Choice; including websites like BET.com. Slapp Turner has also remixed "Take Your Shirt Off," a song by T-Pain via a contest and placed in the top 100 out of thousands of contestants nationwide.