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MP3 Born Talent - The Essence

Witty, metaphor filled lyrics which contain battle rhymes, combined with deep concepts. Along with his on point flow, The Avid Record Collector provides head knockin, sample laced, chopped up beats, as well as scratches.

17 MP3 Songs
HIP-HOP/RAP: Underground Rap, HIP-HOP/RAP: East Coast

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Born Talent is a versatile battle MC, with ill punchlines and amazing off-the-head freestyle skills. Aside from being an MC, he is also the host of The 54 Side show on https://www.tradebit.com and 91.9FM WHUT in NYC.

Born Talent dropped his first official release on vinyl in 1998 with the group Constellation (B.T., Jay Love and DJ Mugzy). The 12" included the joints "Water World", "Tagz Up" and B.T.''s solo joint "For All The Heads". The record got love from such DJ''s as DJ Premier, Pete Rock and Marley Marl, DJ Spinna, DJ RIZ and many college radio shows, and when the group opened for Camp-Lo at Penn State University, they stole the show.

B.T. has performed at Penn State University, Fordham University, the world famous CBGB''s, Nuyorican Cafe, Planet 28, Downtime, Club 169, Club Pyramid, Tramps, Wetlands, Underscore, Wild Spirits, Opus Entertainment and many other spots. Talent has rhymed, cyphered and battled with many of underground hip-hops greatest MC''s.

Born Talent spent a good amount of time on the "Battle Circuit" and was the "Soundminds Mic CLASH MC Battle Champion" and also retired himself as "The Last Word" MC Battle Champion, after over a year of holding the title undefeated.

In 2002, Born Talent released his first solo 12" single entitled "Braggin" b/w "Underground Tribute pt 1" and "Avids Affection". All tracks on the 12" were produced by the Avid Record Collector. The song "Braggin" is also featured on the Ill Boogie records compilation entitled "Independents Finest Volume 3". Available on CD in stores everywhere.

Although Born Talent has strayed away from the battle scene, and has fully dedicated his time towards completing his full length album "The Essence", B.T. was selected by VH1 this past year as a finalist for the illest Freestyle MC in the "Freestyle 59" competition.

In early 2007, Born Talent released a 12" single which included 4 songs, in anticipation of his upcoming album. The single "BAD SIDE" a/w "THIS IS FOR", "SUGAR FREE f/ Lupita", and "FUTURE" got great reviews and whole lot of air play. Each song brings something different to the table, and with the combination of Talent''s flow, remarkable lyrics, hidden meanings with word play, and The Avid Record Collectors neck jerking beats.

Born Talent''s current release in 2008 is a solo LP entitled "The Essence". The album features production from The Avid Record Collector, DJ Reflection, and special guest appearances by Torae, Rise, and Lupita.
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