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Tom P

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"Straight From Decatur"

Who are you?
Tom P: rap artist, ATLien, manager, promoter, event planner, booker and coordinator, producer, table waiter, show rockin’ hip-hop extraordinaire.
Describe yourself in three words.
Only three words???!
Who — dead or alive — would you most like to meet?
Dead: John Lennon. Alive: Scarface from the Geto Boys. If I could hang with the two of them at the same time that would be something.
Who would you most like to slap in the face?
Anne Coulter

What song do you wish you had written?
All of Andre 3000’s verses
Elvis Costello or Elvis Presley?
Fat Elvis
LP, CD or MP3?
CDs. I still buy them. I own about 2,000 of them. I am the one dude still carrying around a Sony Walkman and a giant case of albums. Everybody has an 80 gig iPod, I’ve got 80 pounds of CDs jammed in those little booklet sleeves. I almost wreck my car daily flipping through them while trying to drive. I just enjoy listening to full albums and knowing I supported the artist.
If you could start one trend, what would it be?
People taking the time to learn how to rap before they call themselves rappers. No one wants to see a band who can’t play well. Treat rap like any other instrument. It takes a lot of practice to be good at it.
If you could end one trend, what would it be?
Inviting me to millions of Facebook and MySpace pages and applications. Y’all are trying to make me a “fan” of happiness and teeth whitening at this point.
With whom would you most like to play a game of spin the bottle?
Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, that Slumdog Millionaire chick, and my girl. Although, I imagine she wouldn’t be too pleased with the situation. - Creative Loafing

"SMKA: 808 Experiment vol. 1"

CL: There are a lot of artists on the compilation that I’m not familiar with. Are these Atlanta people, like the “Heartbreaker” song featuring Tom P?
808 Blake: Yeah, he’s a cat from Decatur and he’s got crazy talent, man. He’s been doing his thing in Decatur, doing shows and really rocking the crowd in downtown Decatur. I’ve knowing him for years ’cause when you go to Padeia you’re friends with everybody from Decatur, Grady, all those surrounding schools. So I’ve known him for years, and he jumped on it. He killed it. I look forward to definitely working with him again. He’s definitely a talent in Atlanta. I feel in a few years people will definitely know who he is.
- Creative Loafing


Tom P (self titled album) Released 2007
Tom P ep (3 track demo available on web and this kit)



Tom P grew up in Decatur, GA. He began writing, producing, and recording his own music at the age of 12 and performing as early as 16. Tom P was able to gain a notable reputation throughout the inner-city high schools as “the kid who rapped and was actually good at it.” Releasing two underground solo albums and packing out several major Atlanta venues during this time led to strong relationships with other local artists and producers developing into a movement of like minded artists that has continued to evolve. Considerable word of mouth and a few sell out shows later… Tom P started organizing and throwing his own events at established venues; booking other local acts as openers, promotions, and headlining as a performer. While continuing to work with these Atlanta venues and the artists who are at the core of it’s scene, Tom P created a new force in Atlanta music by throwing underground events at non-venue warehouse locations in the Atlanta area handling all of the logistics of the event from acquiring sound equipment and setting up the space for a show, to putting together a crew including: stage hands, lighting and sound, security, bartenders, door people, and catering to support the hundreds of fans that would come out in support. These events, growing in popularity, have consistently packed non-venue locations, providing a unique and memorable experience to the Atlanta hip-hop scene. Currently working with the local music scene, opening and headlining shows with other hip hop artists, performing at fraternity parties, back yard bbq’s, cancer fund raisers, and even a wedding ceremony, Tom P has defined himself as a staple of the industry not only as a popular performer, but also as an artist with a refined skill and knowledge of his craft… a rare combination. Recognized by fans, fellow artists, and those in the entertainment industry within Atlanta as the “kid who raps and is really fucking good at it” the Tom P name is now at the center of a new era of good music and a movement in Atlanta that is on the verge of blowing up.