Album: Allen Poe – Pocket Full of Ohms

Released for free download and streaming on DJBooth.net, Allen Poe of Kentucky trio Basement Up has dropped his second album to critical acclaim, Pocket Full of Ohms.  A play on UGK’s classic Pocket Full of Stones, Pocket Full of Ohms is a record that attempts to account for Poe’s coming of age in what many consider hip hop’s golden age during the 90’s.  Also, on the grander scale, Pocket Full of Ohms gives a vivid glimpse of how hip hop influenced him, not as an artist, but as a man.  The album features production by J57 on “Know What I’ve Got“, Nemo Achida on the Von Pea and Basement up featured “Gina“, Foreign Allegiance and many more with appearances including yU, Sheisty Khrist, and Emma Shaheen among others.

Track: Allen Poe – Know What I’ve Got (prod. by J57)

As the 3rd single from Allen Poe’s upcoming album Pocket Full Of Ohms, “Know What I’ve Got” is a current look at and reflection of the Basement Up member as an artist, his journey, aspirations, tribulations as well as the cost of his pursuit for the love of being an MC to his personal life. The track is produced by J57 of Brown Bag AllStars and HipHop Nation’s “Rap Is Outta Control” on Sirius XM.

Video: Allen Poe ft. Jay Elly and Eazy – Leave Ya Mind (prod. by Manifest Beats)

No stranger to viewers of NHWWW, Allen Poe of Frankfort, KY’s trio Basement Up, started out recording by overdubbing tapes in his bedroom back in the mid 90s.  “Leave Ya Mind” is the 2nd single from Poe’s upcoming LP Pocket Full of Ohms, set for a fall release.  Poe links with Lexington, KY MCs Jay Elly and Eazy on a Manifest produced beat to paint 3 different, yet similar stories about women who are left feeling empty in relationships that are based only on physical attraction and materialism.  Poe’s music offers perspective and reflection from his own unique experiences as a son, husband, father, student, veteran and poet.

Track: Allen Poe ft. Von Pea & Basement Up – Gina (prod. by Nemo Achida)

Featured artist Allen Poe of the Kentucky trio Basement Up started out recording by overdubbing tapes in his bedroom in the mid 90’s.  Poe genuinely enjoys the art of wordplay, storytelling as well as poetry and  has always felt compelled to speak on the insights his life has given him through rhymes.  “Gina” is the 1st single from Allen Poe’s upcoming LP Pocket Full of Ohms set to be released in the fall.  The comedic recounting of the frustrations of high school nerds misfiring with the ladies features appearances from the rest of the Basement Up crew and Tanya Morgan’s Von Pea over Nemo Achida’s solid production work.