In this episode of PoPolitickin, we politick with Von Pea.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Von Pea began emceeing as a child. Initially attracted to Hip Hop by the likes of Another Bad Creation and so many other young rappers that were near his own age, Von would eventually shift his interest to those who would become his strongest influences – A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, and The Notorious B.I.G. In 2002 Von Pea began an alliance with the original members of North Carolina rap group Little Brother (Phonte, Rapper Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) which lead him to being featured on such projects as Phonte and Nicolay’s Foreign Exchange Connected album (“Von Sees”), Little Brother’s The Minstrel Show (“Cheatin” interlude), and And Justus for All (“Word From Our Sponsor”). These collaborations also lead to recording 3 songs with Drake in 2007. In addition to his group’s music, Von has released acclaimed projects such as 2003’s Custom Fitted, 2010’s Pea’s Gotta Have It and his remix project American Angster which has been considered one of the best of the Jay-Z remix albums. Von Pea is also a member of the rap group Tanya Morgan.
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