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Tommy Tee, also known as Father Blanco, birth name Tommy Flaaten, is a Norwegian musician, record producer, broadcaster, record company owner, concert promoter and magazine publisher. Tee owns the label "Tee Productions", which is located in Oslo, Norway and is Norway's leading hip hop label. As well, he publishes Norway's only graffiti magazine and hosts a weekly national radio program.
Tommy Tee started out as a graffiti artist and break dancer. Tee then became interested in DJing and started making mixtapes. In 1986, Rainbow Radio offered him his own show and he soon became its music director.
In 1989, Tee started Norway's first and only hip hop magazine Fat Cap which has become one of the world's leading graffiti magazines with international distribution. He also started doing production work in the late 1980s while he was Ice Cube's support act in his 1990 Oslo concert. Tee later would promote concerts by Ice Cube, Run DMC, The Fugees, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest in Norway.
In 1992, Danish company Mega Records appointed Tee as its Norwegian sales manager. Norway's national broadcaster NRK offered him a prime time show on its new P3 network. The show is called "National Rap Show" and runs every Friday night from 21:00 to 00:00. It quickly became popular and has featured guest acts such as Snoop Dogg, the Roots and Big Pun.