The Poet Andrew is the newest artist in this generation who is making fresh waves in the age of creativity. With his hip hop beats, techno-pop, and urban intellectual language. He combined these sweet euphonious melodies in the world of music. His uniqueness of style and authenticity of lyricism is rooted in his influence in art and poetry. Now, with a new perspective in manifesting the beauty of art, he is ready to welcome us in his world of music.
Andrew C. Carson, known as The Poet Andrew, is from New York City. He is an independent Rap artist born in Texas. The Poet Andrew participated in poetry competitions at the age of thirteen, and there he found himself the love of performing and manipulating the language, and the art itself. His passion formed his music to be more profound. His music is a motley of various styles and genres which range from classic Hip-Hop to alternative pop. With this style, he created a sound so artistic, and at the same time distinctive. The Poet Andrew believes that music must carry a message and purpose. These two are the backbone of his art. His music stood still with a belief: art as a form of activism.
Aside from singing, he is also a producer. In 2019, The Poet Andrew released the single “Hold Faith,” which brings awareness to the queer community. The sales from his single also raised money to assist with transgender equality legislation. For The Poet Andrew, music is a universal language. His creative expression and unique beats are also enhanced with his soulful voice. The Poet Andrew uses creativity, rhythms, and voice as connective devices to give to the world.
“I am an independent rapper and singer with all of my work being produced by myself,” he says. His dedication and persistence became his key to achieve the heights in his career. For him, there is still so much to give. “I have been able to feature my music on major platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and VEVO. All these are made from my bedroom in Queens.”
The Poet Andrew was able to release his first EP ‘Stargazer’ this year even in the time of pandemic. He also wrote and fully produced two singles, which are entitled “Double Pack” as a bonus feature to his EP.
He thinks that his story is a unique story of victory and art and how he was able to build and bring people together even in the year of a pandemic.
The Poet Andrew states, “I compose everything myself. My music is inherently unique because it does not have a specific mold especially when it comes to rap music. I skirt with the idea of crossing genres and making music that doesn’t have to be put in a box.”
His goal is to meet a broader audience through his voice and message. He was able to get his message to his audience through his music about love, emotion, hope, and peace, but for him, it is an ongoing process for an independent artist to create sustainability.
Listen to The Poet Andrew through Apple Music.