Edgar Allen Poet

Edgar Allen Poet

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Marvin Gaye met Musiq at Quincy Jones' house, they went in the kitchen and saw Earth Wind & Fire and Sly Stone, then Brian Wilson from the Beach Boys and Run DMC came to borrow sugar, then The Isley Bros. were behind them with a cook book by Dr. Dre and they all decided to make me!

Biography

Nowadays Edgar Allen Poet (EAP) is in the studio contributing production and feature vocals on upcoming projects with artists "Q", "Killa Sin" from "Wu-Tang" "Killa Army", "Young Rew The Paperboy", and original music submissions for ABC's "One Life to Live" as well as his own sophmore R&B effort entitled "The Music The Maestro The Man" EAP makes the music, makes believers, and makes it possible to indulge in real soul music . Born in Berkeley,CA. raised in Indianapolis, IN. EAP's early music influence came from The Golden Era of Hip-Hop in the 80's and early 90's along with Classic Soul/R&B of the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Coming from a family of singers, a career in the entertainment industry was a virtual default as EAP was already writing original songs at 10 years old. It was also about this time that EAP developed a talent for writing lyrics as an MC as well as Dee Jaying neighborhood block parties. EAP has participated in multiple specialty choirs/ensambles all through school, and various talent/variety showcases throughout the Midwest. While in high school and thereafter, EAP had several opportunites to share the stage with some of the music industry's biggest names (mentioned below) EAP describes his style as "A Contemporary Throwback", that's new music with an oldschool feel, so everyone will love it but the 25 and up crowd will love it the most. EAP writes and produces all of his own music, and in 2000 he relocated to Seattle, Washington to further pursue his music career.

EAP has shared the stage or appeared on the same billing with acts such as:

Patti LaBelle
Run DMC
Mary J. Blige
Usher
Snoop Dogg
Sugar Hill Gang
The Game
Outkast
Public Enemy
Xscape
George Clinton
Fugees
Jermaine Dupri
K7
A Tribe Called Quest
Mark Wahlberg
Spinderella
2 Live Crew
Mystikal
EPMD
Das Efx
Keith Murray
Devin the Dude
Cypress Hill
Coolio
Taylor Dane
Eddie Griffen
Adina Howard
Heiroglyphics

Artist showcase, conferences and competions include:

Star Quest
Indiana Black Expo
Scribble Jam
Got Skills

EAP has performed on these tours:

Video Soul Live
Patti Labelle Roses Tour
How The West Was Won Tour feat Snoop Dogg and Tha Game
Smoke n Grooves
Wu-Tang and Rage Against The Machine
Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision Tour

EAP has performed at several benefit and fund raiser functions including:

UNCF Shower of Stars
Save The Monument!: Benefit for The Restoration of Monument Circle
Hurricane Katrina Benefit Concert
Music For the Masses

EAP has had performances at these venues:

Clewes Memorial Hall at Butler University Indianapolis, IN,
Henkel Fieldhouse at Butler University Indianapolis, IN,
RCA Dome - Indianapolis, IN
Market Square Arena - Indianapolis, IN
Pepsi Colliseum - Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis Convention Center
The Indiana Roof Ballroom - Indianapolis, IN
The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
Madam C.J. Walker Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre - Noblesville, IN
Indiana University Student Union Hall - Bloomington, IN
U of Cincinatti Student Union Hall - Cincinatti, OH
Greene Stadium at Howard University - Washington D.C.
Kennedy Performing Arts Center - Washington D.C.
White River Ampitheatre - Auburn, WA
The Showbox - Seattle, WA
The Showbox Sodo - Seattle WA
Club Hollywood Casino - Shoreline, WA

Some of EAP's influences are:

Earth Wind And Fire
Marvin Gaye
Quincy Jones
Stevie Wonder
Michael Jackson
Curtis Mayfield
The O'Jays
Tower of Power
The Rolling Stones
The Staple Singers
James Brown
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zepplin
Bob Marley
Musiq
Isley Brothers
Average White Band
Parliment Funkadelic
Run DMC
Public Enemy
Dr. Dre
The Ohio Players

Discography

Summer Jam (Maxi Single) 2002 (played on Kube 93 Seattle)
Bump Dat' Talk Dat (played on X104 Radio Seattle)
Soul...and So Much More (LP) 2006

Set List

EAP can perform single or multiple set formats as long or short as a potential promoter may need, but typically 2 sets 25-30 mins each.

The set list include all original songs such as:

"It's That Time Again"
"Can't Help Myself"
"Caught 'Inna Groove"
"Can't Say Goodbye"
"Nitelife"
"Sexy Hair Down"
"Spring Back 2 U"
"Come To Me"
"Say Yes"
"Ghetto Flower"
"Gotta Get Over"
"IJusWanaBeWithUBabe".
"Too Busy"
"You Make Me Happy"