Dead Poets
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Dead Poets

Roselle, New Jersey, United States | INDIE

Roselle, New Jersey, United States | INDIE
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Dead Poets is an American hip hop duo based in central New Jersey, consisting of rapper/producer "Tab" and rapper "Renagade". They perform both as the group, Dead Poets, and independently in an array of venues. Based from Roselle, NJ, they have built an impressive following within the Tri-State area and are expanding rapidly across the country. They were originally known as "Dead Poet Society", but later changed the group's name to “Dead Poets”.

The group's style consists true to the hip-hop foundation of lyrical skills with themes across the board, from love & hate to the urban party scene. With a large portion of the production done by "Tab", the self-taught musician (guitars, live drums, programming) uses a mixture of samples and live instruments to create boom-bap heavy melodic tunes, infusing anything from old school rap to rock to reggae. Their infused melodies are complimented well with sung hooks (both of them DO sing). The group consists mainly of the 2 rappers, but expands by 4 additional members to a hip-hop/rock live band for shows. They are often compared to a mix between “Wu Tang Clan” meets “Sublime”. They have independently released three mix-tape/albums: "The Kenny Chang Tapes" in 2008, "To The Grave" in 2009, and "The Empty Bottle Project" in 2010.

The group has collaborated with artist such as "Mr Doitall" (Lords Of The Underground), Pacewon (Outsidaz), and many others. They have become very well know for thier intense and party-like stage presence. The duo have shared the stage with acts "Wu Tang Clan", "Red Cafe", "Masta Ace", "Sadat X" (Brand Nubian), "Immortal Technique", "Jedi Mind Tricks", "Outsidaz", "Artifacts", and many more.

Some Venues Dead Poets have Performed:

Knitting Factory - NYC
Meatlocker - Montclair
The Cup - Linden
Crossroads - Garwood
Diva's Lounge - Montclair
Luna Lounge - Roselle
Pyrimid Club - NYC
Club Mambo - Connecticut
S.O.B.'s - NYC
Safehouse - East Orange
Mood Lounge - Union
Coffee Cave - Newark
The Armory Tavern - Newark
Butch Kowles - Rahway
Skybox - Roselle
Remote Lounge - NYC
Southpaw - Brooklyn
Lovin' Cup - Brooklyn
Van Gough's Ear - Union
Cervantes - Cranford
Parkview Tavern - Linden
DetFest - Pennsylvania
Don Hill's - NYC

The group is represented by Videre Music Group and are set to release their new official album (Tentative “Village Idiots”) in January 2012. On this page are a few tracks from the album.

Also check out these vids - some more from Dead Poets:

"The Stattic" - Tab with A.U.R.C.

"Cheers to the Culture" - Renagade feat. A.U.R.C.