Hip- Hop emcee, Poet, was born Emery Johnson on October 29, 1981 in Corpus Christi, TX. He grew up on the Southwest side of San Antonio playing football for most of the early part of his life while dabbling in song writing and making beats. He committed himself completely to music, after football. He became KTFM Battle Champion forced to retire after an unbeatable win streak. As a musician Poet has hard-pressed for the art of music on the all important Hip-Hop scene. "With respect, I think the music has been tarnished because of the constant dumbing down of hip-hop and the mimicking of styles in order to make that next sell." Inspired by the likes of 2pac, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Lupe Fiasco, Lauren Hill and Mos Def, Poet's music presents an art that can paint a picture in the minds of an audience capturing real life situations that the audience can relate to. In 2007, he signed with Pur3ly Root3d, an entertainment sponsorship in which he made an appearance on Pur3ly Root3d Family Tree Mix Tape Vol. 1. He recently released his first album "FREE" working with Accomplice, Killa B, 7cru and many more followed by a feature on Pur3ly Root3d Family Tree Mix Tape Vol. 2. With performances at DMC 09', The Art of War Track Battle (taking first place), Revolution Room, The Venue, Hailey's (Denton, TX), The Lime Light and many more. "Free" has been lyrically unrelenting, shocking audiences and Hip-Hop heads in the underground circle and online.