Screenshot of Blaq Poet from music video "Catch My Drift" by Ruc featuring Blaq Poet.
|Birth name||Wilbur Bass|
|Also known as||The Poet|
|Born||31 May 1969|
|Origin||Queensbridge, New York City, United States|
|Labels||Year Round Records|
|Associated acts||Screwball, DJ Hot Day, DJ Premier, M.O.P., Nick Javas|
Wilbur Bass (born 31 May 1969),better known as Blaq Poet is an American rapper from Queensbridge, New York, United States.
Blaq Poet was first heard in the track "Beat You Down" from the Bridge Wars during 1987, a diss song towards KRS-One and Boogie Down Productions. inch singles and an EP until 1996 when they parted ways due to being unable to find another record label. Poet went on to team up with KL, Hostyle and Solo, creating the group Screwball. They released two albums and a compilation together before Poet went solo with the street album Rewind: Deja Screw, released 2006. The album featured production from DJ Premier amongst others. Poet later on signed to DJ Premier's Year Round Record label and released his second album, Tha Blaqprint in 2009 with the majority production coming from DJ Premier and guest appearances from the likes of Lil' Fame and N.O.R.E. as well as labelmates NYGz and Nick Javas. On the remix version of Ain't Nuttin' Changed, a single from Tha Blaqprint, he collaborated with west coast rappers MC Eiht and Young Maylay. In 2010 he featured on parisian producer & rapper VENOM "vigilantes" 12 inch single, title remixed by DJ Premier. Blaq Poet is currently working on an album with producers Stu Bangas from Guns-N-Butter, and Vanderslice to be released on Stu's label Brutal Music. In 2007, Poet appeared on the track "Victory", on KRS-One and Marley Marl's 2007 album Hip Hop Lives, which was released as proof that The Bridge Wars had ended. On November 3rd, 2020 Blaq Poet released an LP with Serious Truth titled "Cultural Revolution" reflecting on current events.At that time Poet was at least 17 years old, as stated in a 2009 radio interview. During 1991, Poet and DJ Hot Day made a duo called PHD (Poet & Hot Day) and released their debut album, Without Warning on Tuff City Records. They released after that album several 12
|"Crime Library"||2012||Vinnie Paz||God of the Serengeti|
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