Dawning of Terror
POETIC MENACE BIOGRAPHY THE HISTORY: Marc Blackshear alias "Poetic Menace" has sent shock waves through the hip hop community since his public debut in 1992, marking the beginning of Menace's relentless pursuit to revolutionize the art of hip hop music. Poetic Menace's diverse approach to the art has established him as a prominent innovator in his genre. In the entrepreneurial spirit common in Detroit natives, Blackshear "Menace" has published several independent releases since 1996 under his own R.A.W. D.A.W.G. Recordings label, building a solid fan base. R.A.W. D.A.W.G. Recordings with it's output of socially conscious music has been a stepping stone for Poetic Menace's mission, which is geared at correcting a hip hop nation preoccupied by false realities of urban life. Poetic Menace looks to be a real "menace" in today's alternative hip hop market. THE MUSIC: T.H.R.E.A.T. (1996) - TRUE, HYPE, RAW, EFFECTIVE, ARTISTIC, TERRORISM, depicts Menace as a force in the industry that tends to revolutionize the art. With a relentless bass line and orchestrated strings, the track "T.H.R.E.A.T." definitely puts Menace in a league of his own. THROW YA HANDS UP (1996) - This selection speaks of giving respect where it is due. The track is hypnotic with a chorus raw enough to be a hip-hop anthem. IT AIN'T EASY AT ALL (1997) - This original composition by Menace is accompanied by heartfelt lyrics dramatizing social and domestic struggles produced by less than desirable conditions. THEY GOTTA HAVE IT (2000) - This selection by Menace delivers a universal sound to capture new audiences with it's blend of jazz and hip-hop. "They Gotta Have It" speaks to a class of women who uses their sexuality in pursuit of material gain. "They Gotta Have It" will be featured in the spring 2002 Columbia/Tri-Star film FOR DA LOVE OF MONEY starring the comedian Pierre. RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000) - This selection by Menace exercise his up front lyrical attack and speak directly to the conscience of the hip-hop nation. POETIC MENACE is a seasoned artist with over a decade of experience in his music genre. The sound manufactured by the Poetic Menace combines the elements of today's inner city urban culture. The selections provide a clear rap with a meaningful story lines and strong musical compositions. Poetic Menace demonstrates a profound consciousness, and like the Phoenix has risen from the ashes to claim his position as a new innovative force in hip-hop music.