Every once in a while a talent rises out of the crowd. Someone that sets the trends which ultimately will be followed. The year is 2006 and the artist is Lenny Miceli a.k.a. L-Rude. Born and raised in small town Canton Massachusetts (a short distance from Boston) Rude is clearly 'not your typical rapper'. At age 18, Rude has devoted more than half of his life to refining his gift as a rapper/hip-hop artist. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G., and Eminem, Rude flows with a finesse usually seen in the more seasoned of entertainers. So, 'how can an Irish/Italian kid FROM THE BURBS rap with a flow like that?! ...and why are critics referring to Rude as the next Eminem? Well, in the words of Rude, 'Hey, I'm just doing my thing. Why should it matter if I'm black, white or purple? Just judge the music. Love it or hate it'. Ok, so now you've been warned! As we move into 2007 the one to watch for is L-Rude.