The equally loved and hated Tede, born Jacek Graniecki, has led one of the most uncompromising and maximalist careers on the Polish hip-hop scene for almost three decades, constantly adapting to the changing landscape, making it his own and reminding everyone that rap shouldn't be taken dead serious. He began his career in the group Warszafski Deszcz, with which he blazed paths and recorded many classics of the Warsaw scene. The breakthrough in Tede's career came in 2001, when his debut solo album, the cult classic S.P.O.R.T., was released; since then, Graniecki has gradually become the resident enfant terrible of Polish rap and the resident rapper of the Polish mainstream, for which he has often faced a great deal of criticism from all sorts of scenesters. Tede is known for his exceptionally prolific publishing schedule, releasing at least one album a year since 2008; usually inspired by current trends, which Graniecki has made a key part of his philosophy, and imbued with his unique perspective, always cartoonishly laidback and full of wildly absurd braggadoccio. Tede also runs the label Nowe Wielkie Joł and the clothing brand PLNY.