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Mr. Gene Poole

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Original Headshots Crew member, Mr. Gene Poole (formerly Swift) has been commanding mics and stages for decades in the Twin Cities. As lead vocalist of Phull Surkle, Mr. Gene Poole released joints on classic Headshots tapes such as “History”, “Effort”, and “Industrial Warfare”. In 1998, he played an integral role in the Rhymesayers classic release, The Dynospectrum. Alongside with Slug, Beyond, and I Self Devine, Mr. Gene Poole represented lovely over Ant’s dark and moody production. In the early to mid 00s, Phull Surkle had transformed into D.A.P.O (Department Appointed Public Officials) and dropped an album entitled “Public Assistance”. Around that same time, Mr. Gene Poole was active and relentless on the growing Twin Cities Battle circuit. In this time period, he also maintained ties with Rhymesayers by contributing verses to albums by Los Nativos ("Snake In Your Mouth" on Dia De Los Muertos) and Semi Official ("Wishing For A Miracle" on The Anti Album). In 2009, his first solo record dropped, “The Protocol”, which featured several standout tracks showcasing his persistent hunger for the mic. In 2010, he released a collaborative effort with Xilam Balam of Los Nativos entitled Auddio Draggon. Mr. Gene Poole performed on the 2011 “Welcome to MN Tour” with Atmosphere, at Soundset 2011 and 2012 and regularly tours regionally. His newest record, "The God Particle", entirely produced by BIONIK (Aceyalone, Ice-T, Too Short) will be released in Spring 2013. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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