A native of Corona (Queens County), New York, 'The Psalmist' was born into a musical family. His father a trumpet player, his aunt an oboe player, his uncle a producer for Babyface, his grandfather a Salsero. As a child he performed in school plays and began bass lessons at age eight. At the time that he graduated high school, he was the 5th best high school basist in New York state and the 13th on the East Coast. The Psalmist attended both SUNY College at Fredonia and Messiah College pursuing a degree in music business and graduated in May 2003. Since then, The Psalmist has made Philadelphia, PA his home and has been performing in local clubs, churches, schools and festivals including The 5 Spot, Unity in the Community Day, Eastern University, Temple University, West Philadelphia High School, The Apollo Gospel Night and Club Flow. The Psalmist's long-awaited Sophomore album 'The Fifth Element', recorded in basement studios, is the definition of concious Hip Hop. From the anthem feel of 'Free' to the philosophical thought presented in '1 Little Dream' to the heart fealt I'm sorry's in 'My Apologies' this disk contains 19 tracks that will eave you questioning, 'Why haven't I heard of him before?' It is The Psalmist's versitility that makes him an asset to his independent record label, Fear of the Drum Records. His production will soon be gracing CD's made by some of Holy Hip Hop's legends including, Cruz Cordero of the Crossmovement, 1-way, Activist of the Street Sweepers, Dialect, Judah Priest, LTS and Real Lyfe of 39 Lashez and more.
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