Jare Henrik Tiihonen better known by his stage name Cheek (born in Vantaa,Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland on December 22, 1981) is a Finnish rapper. He was nicknamed Cheek while in school. He lived his youth in Lahti. He moved to Töölö, Helsinki, where he now resides. In secondary school he became interested in rap music and began writing in 1998. In 2000, he joined the rap group "5th Element" and became its most prominent member.