My name is Ashiki Taylor (a.k.a MATAH Man, ICE Supreme Man) I've been involved in the uplift of Black people for more than 45 years! In the spirit of our ancestors I describe myself as a “visionary revolutionary”. My life’s mission is to honor our ancestors, make our elders proud and help build generational wealth for our children. I was born and raised in the Detroit. I'm the fourth oldest of eight siblings. I attended Mackenzie H.S. and Wayne State University. I earned a bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) in adverting design and minored in photography. I've been married to my college sweetheart, Rebbie, for 39 years! My life's focus is health and wealth for African people. I believe that Black people must become more health oriented and entrepreneurial minded. I've been interviewed on numerous radio and TV stations; WCHB (Detroit), WRFG 89.3 FM (Atlanta), WAOK 1380 AM (Atlanta), WURD 900 AM (Philadelphia), Fox -5 TV (Atlanta) broadcast and I've written several thoughts about the liberation of Black people.
I was a founding member of MATAH Network (1997 – 2004) – the distribution channel for Black made products and one of it’s original investors. I was a dear friend of our great ancestor, KEN BRIDGES for 20 years! KEN was also raised in Detroit. October 11, 2002 KEN was assassinated (10/11) during the Wash, D.C. sniper attacks
My other previous businesses included: ? 1978 – 1986; Studio 660 - I was a celebrity photographer; Jackson 5, NATALIE COLE, MAURICE WHITE (EWF), MARVIN GAYE... ? 1986 – 1991; PhoNet - a voice mail broadcasting network, a forerunner to the Internet ? 2005 – 2016; Ashiki’s All Natural, Inc – founder/inventor of ALMOND-licious! ICE Supreme, the 1st nut-based, gluten-free sorbet, frozen treat in Whole Foods Market in the SE & MW regions