MP3 Rage Almighty - Poetik? Just Us
A blend of hip-hop and poetry with a twist of modern rap.
22 MP3 Songs in this album (72:18) !
Related styles: HIP-HOP/RAP: Southern Style, SPOKEN WORD: With Music
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Rage Almighty a.k.a. Rage The Poet was born Adam Tench on the first day of 1984 in Boston , Massachusetts . By age 11, Rage had begun his acting career having had roles in several school plays. At age 13, in search of better opportunity and a better place for Rage and his sister to grow up, Rage’s family moved to Dallas , Texas (specifically the north side, or the “Nawfside” as the locals call it). It was here that Rage honed his writing skills and, with the influence of his older sister, focused his attention on poetry. Rage quickly became know around school for his poetry, and it was around this time he picked up the name “Baby Rage.” The name was actually given to him by a high school anger management counselor, due to his disdain for and angst toward his surroundings. “Almighty” was later added to his moniker just as “Baby” was dropped, spawned by his ever-growing confidence and talent as a poet. Rage eventually came across a fake ID, which allowed him to take his poetry from high school slam poetry events to various clubs and open mic nights across town. In the mean time, he continued to perform in numerous school plays and talent shows. By the time he was actually old enough to get in many venues with his own ID, Rage had established his name on the local underground poetry scene. His clever rhyme scheme and versatility were what got him the attention. From the harsh reality of some of his subject matter to the smooth swagger of his more sensual material, Rage had something for everyone, and if you ask him, especially for the ladies. From poetry, he expanded into a rapper as well. “Don’t let the poetry fool you,” he’ll say, as his reputation became that of a fierce emcee. With influences including Nas, Outkast, Method Man and The Roots, and an arsenal diverse enough to contain club anthems, conscience lyrics and everything in between, Rage has put himself in a position to be the next star to rise out of Dallas . His music, the hybrid of rap, soul and spoken word which he has branded as “Cosmic Soul,” is built on his experiences from both Boston and Texas and with his own intelligent perspective, tells stories and interpretations of love, oppression, poverty and everyday life. Rage is currently a staple on the Texas mixtape circuit, having hosted and/or appeared on mixtapes by DJ P-Nut The Mixtape Mercenary (Chop Shop, Hustle Squad, Texas Trill), DJ G-Rock (Texas Trill), DJ RPM (Dirty Money Music, Hustle Squad), and DJ D-Real (Hit Makers, Texas Trill), among others. He has also released mixtapes of his own, most notably 2006’s “Neo-Soul iz Dead” and 2007’s “Soul Survivor” hosted by Def Poet and MTV2 personality Amanda Diva. 2008 saw Rage dropping his debut album Poetik? https://www.tradebit.com, which includes the addictive street single “iPod Pimp” and the first official single “Pretty 4 A Dark Girl” featuring R&B phenom Kency. Both songs were produced by DFW’s own super-producer Milad. Rage also recently filmed his first video, so a visual take of “Pretty 4 A Dark Girl” has now been unveiled for the world to see.