Part artist, part poet; part MC, part noble savant. Poe Picasso embodies the artistic ingenuity of Pablo Picasso and the vivid imagery of Edgar Allan Poe. A true artist, never compromising and never content, Picasso in an undeniably gifted talent.
Hailing from the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, Picasso's music is at once juxtaposed by tales of the cautionary street life and a keen social awareness. A virtually unparalleled lyricist, Picasso effortlessly weaves his stark observations of the everyday struggle with the universalistic claims of life's truths, the byproduct of a rare street acumen seldom seen in hip-hop today. Possessing the innate ability to toe the fine line between mainstream and underground, Picasso endears fans of all types while deliberately catering to the young and disenfranchised.
The highly regarded release of Picasso's first two mixtapes, Exhibit A: The Real Hip-Hop Project and Exhibit B: Manifest Destiny, has elicited the type of praise and admiration that was only once reserved for New York's holy trinity – Biggie, Jay-Z & Nas. Having worshipfully studied and absorbed the vaunted works of luminaries past, Picasso's sound has a familiarity that is offset by a unique and untold story and a voice that has yet to be truly heard. It is that voice; righteous, self-empowered and profound, that will the carry the tradition of New York's most revered MC's and serve as the voice of a new generation.
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