» Hip-Hop, Soul and Conscious Commentary Fused into One Eclectic Sound

Eugene IV, born and raised in southwest Atlanta, is a multi-talented vocalist, musician, songwriter, actor, and educator. He began playing sax at age 9 and has been writing rhymes since elementary school. Eugene IV has played with bands for the National Black Arts Festival, Auburn Street Festival, Funk Jazz Café, and even the Atlanta-Montreaux Music Festival.

» “I feel a responsibility to positively affect the lives of the listeners.”

Starving Artist has been described as a soulful hip-hop album combining the musicality of jazz and soul with the rhythms of Hip Hop and the words of a poet. “My musical inspirations run the gamut from Public Enemy and De La Soul to Earth, Wind & Fire and Wayne Shorter,” says Eugene IV.

Starving Artist features a special appearance from Arrested Development’s Baba Oje. The twelve original tracks also include a powerhouse of musical talent from the vocal stylings of Julie Dexter to Atlanta-based musicians Takana Miyamoto , Khari Cabral Simmons and Divinity. Starving Artist was engineered by Alex Lowe who has also worked with OutKast, Sunny Emory and many others.

Starving Artist is a powerful combination of explosive music and powerfully positive messages of empowerment, responsibility and redemption. “I know, and have known since well before adulthood, that I've been called to make music that cries for social change. As the child of parents who were directly involved in the Civil Rights Movement, I feel it’s in my blood to, at the very least, speak out against injustice.”


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