Pierre Anthony
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Pierre Anthony

Detroit, MI | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | SELF

Detroit, MI | SELF
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo R&B Hip Hop

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Pierre Anthony @ Eastern Market Corporation

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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"Bling UniverCity’s ‘Summer Bling’ compilation a fitting ode to the season"

“Delivering clever rhymes and mellifluous vocals are Pierre Anthony’s forte. On the mellow head-nodder, “My Influence,” he mesmerizes with a deft display of rapping and singing as he leads up to the hook: “See music got this power over me/That’s why I’m consistent … She’s everything I want and what I need/ She’s my therapy/She’s my influence.” - Raquelle Harris


"ReverbNation Artist Feature: Pierre Anthony"

“You can tell that Pierre Anthony comes from a soulful rich city like Detroit. I couldn't help to compare him to Anthony Hamilton especially since he has Anthony in his name. They are very different artists though.” - Spate Magazine


"Review: J Dilla – Rebirth of Detroit"

"Over the release’s 21 tracks, the primary style is foot-stomping and hard-edged, including ‘Center of the Movement’ which features an irresistible hook by Pierre Anthony," - The Find Mag


"WATCH: Local Artist Pierre Anthony’s Raw And Beautiful Video Stuns The Internet"

“Anthony’s raw talent and stellar song writing is downright otherworldly and deserves all the attention it can find. It’s already garnered more than six million views on Facebook.” - Joel Gullickson


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

For singer/songwriter Pierre Anthony music was always a perfect escape. Growing in the rough Brightmoor area of Detroit, he was surrounded by violence and crime. Yet, he still managed to attend and graduated from Detroit School of the Arts where he was a standout vocalist. His talent even earned him a partial scholarship but, his dreams were deferred when he was convicted of a felony while trying to hustle for the rest of money he needed to attend school. Pierre Anthony served six long years in prison. It’s a common story, but that doesn’t make it any less sad. Prisons are full of young men whose socioeconomic status drove them to bad decisions.
Yet, Pierre Anthony refused to accept that a return to prison would ever be his fate. “I’m labeled a black felon and that’s it,” he explains, “Companies don’t want to hire people like me. Thank God I’m able to make a living off my talentbecause I’m never going back to the streets.” Instead, on his debut album, Pierre Anthony pours his heart, mind, and soul into his music.
Inspired by Dave Hollister, Andre 3000, James Brown and Green Day—Pierre Anthony presents a deep, inspiring and intriguing collection of songs on To Know Me. The album is less of a romantic R&B album than a creative offering of emotion. It’s timely, topical, and still catchy. Yet, the subject matter also speaks to wide audience. “I went where the beat took me,” Anthony says, “This album is sort of a vibe, a jam session that became a full project.”
On “40 Acres,” he crafts a perfect anthem for the Black Lives Matter movement by confronting police violence head on. “As we coasting down this avenue/I’m seeing bright lights/I’m fearing for my life/the policeman is killing us/literally killing us/and you telling me to get over it. That’ll be the day/the day that I/see my 40 acres and a mule.” On “Constellation” he sings to a dream girl, “she says she’s never been to outer space before/well I’m a star and on my way/so get on board.”
To Know Me is Pierre Anthony’s first solo effort after a video of him making music for middle schoolers went viral on YouTube. The video shows him singing his song, “You Don’t Love Me,” while creating the beat with just his hands a pencil and a lighter. The viral video garnered millions of views and presenting him to a global audience. “You Don’t Love Me,” will be Pierre’s first single. “I have had some experiences that I can’t forget and put them all into this music.”

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