The album Ubuntu is a collage of stories from Poe’s personal experiences and thoughts on a variety of issues ranging from the ups and downs of relationships to unity, happiness and loyalty to friends.
Basement Up is a trio of emcees out of Frankfort, KY. The group’s name and meaning were derived from their early recording history, which started in a home basement studio and was later moved to an attic. The name is also a metaphor to signify a person’s rise from the “bottom to the top” in life situations. It is those stories of struggle and triumph along with a shared interest in music that brought the three and their talents together nearly 10 years ago.
The future of the Basement Up (Phorenzics, Matty Rich, Allen Poe) is one of hopeful promise, in which the group will continue their current trek of recording, performing, and self-promotion in order to spread their sound to a larger audience. Currently, the group is fresh off their newest release titled “No Fillers”, which dropped 09/09/2011. Upcoming projects include Allen Poe’s 1st studio LP, Ubuntu (11/11/12), and a new Basement Up EP expected to be out later in 2012.