Artist, songwriter, passionate performer with a hip hop lifestyle... ABSTRACT RUDE 1st hit the Los Angeles music scene back in '93 as a young teenager with an old soul. Longtime member of dance crew TRIBE UNIQUE, Abstract sprung into action under his 'big homies' umbrella, displaying his unique vocal talents while the Tribe would visually narrate his abstractions. They blew up talent shows and local showcases around L.A. & Hollywood, and eventually became known as A.T.U.
or ABSTRACT TRIBE UNIQUE. Early music influences were Michael Jackson, Gospel music, James Brown, P-Funk, Chaka Kahn, Prince, Sheila E, Run DMC, Ice-T, King Tee, LL Cool J, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Def Jef & the Soul Brothers.