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Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Band Hip Hop


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"The Spoken Word"

Hardface is known as the truth seeker. He doesn’t want to be labeled as one type of poet. “I’m like water,” he said, quoting the late marital arts master Bruce Lee.

“Words are powerful,” said Hardface. “I want people to understand some things.” He said his future as a poet is bright as long as he continues to evolve and stay faithful to telling the truth.

Hardface wrote a poem called “I Need a Pill” after watching his ill mother suffer from the side effects of medication. He also watched a 27-year-old friend nearly die from a heart attack.

“I was just starting to notice that things in the world were about deception,” he said. “They tell us to eat this or take that, knowing in the long run we are going to need some type of medication to fix what that first action has messed up.”

Hardface hopes to “wake people up from this long sleep.” The way to do this, he said, is to start thinking, and quit taking things at face value.

“If we start questioning things that are going on and begin to seriously want answers, we just might find the world will be a better place,” said Hardface.

When asked how this could be accomplished, he said, “Just be smarter.”

Hardface can be contacted at www.myspace.com/hardface23 - Tri State Defender


I have one Album in stores now entitled The Public Execution.



Elliott “HARDFACE” Nelson is a 33-year old spoken word artist, writer, actor and producer from Memphis, TN .He has been a musician for more than 20 years. Being fed up with what was being forced into society through the radio TV and even the press he decide to do something about it. So he locked himself in his home studio for 5 years producing his own music until he evolved into a musical and lyrical genius. He has been performing all over the country and winning two national poetry slams Twisted tongues in Atlanta and NAALC at Rust in Mississippi. Elliott has also had some success with getting his music played on the oxygen network Bad Grls club "Not a happy camper" episode. He performs every chance he gets. His goal is to create classical musical and lyrical masterpieces that everyone can enjoy. Elliott has created his own genre of entertainment by combining the stage presence of a comedian, the power of spoken word, the cunning of a pimp, the soul of a philosopher and the intensity of a preacher to deliver mind blowing spine tingling lyrics. Controversial but yet thought provoking, and innovative, Hardface delivers a riveting unforgettable performance the audience is sure to enjoy.
The purpose of my music is to create a style unprecedented to mankind by evolving and going above and beyond expectations and give the audience what they want with a little bit of what they need. I'll do what ever it takes to get my point across rap ,sing, dance, theater, comedy or anything it takes to keep the audience captivated. I understand we live in a world where people have seen it all. But Not until you've seen "THE IMMORTAL HARDFACE"