Genre: Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Live Band
Members: Nailz/vocalist, C-Note/keyboardist, E Rhythm/drums, J Strings/bass/guitar…
Bio: POOR LEGACY which derives from 2 Corinthians 8:9 stands for: For you know the
grace of our lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might be rich.
This is the scripture in which hip hop/gospel/neo soul band POOR LEGACY was
formed. The group is comprised of frontman Nailz, C-Note (keyboardist), and E-Rhythm
(Drummer). The band originated in Waterbury, CT at a great house of God called House
of Joy & Praise in 2001.
Nailz aka “pound the truth into yah”, born Berll Pemberton, was the catalyst for the
group’s formation. The rapper began performing at the age of twelve. Over the years,
Nailz performed in various shows at after school programs in Waterbury. Along the way,
through God’s divine order, he met cousins Danny Edwards (C-Note) and Eric Kee (ERhythm).
The three artists formed POOR LEGACY shortly thereafter.
For years, the group has been recording music relentlessly. Major setbacks such as
computer hard drive crashes and theft attempted to impede upon the group’s progress.
Thankfully, the group has forged ahead through it all with an unshakable faith to spread
their music and message to the world.
One of POOR LEGACY’s biggest moments was in 2004 when the group was a finalist in
the McDonalds GospelFest at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. That breakout
performance led to an opportunity to perform at Madison Square Garden.
After years of molding their gifts, POOR LEGACY released their first album, “No
Compromise”, in 2011. The group continues to gain momentum as they are set to release
their second full length album later this year (Late Summer/Early Fall of 2014).
Currently, the group has three songs featured on “Taking it to the Streets: Winning back
our youth, one song at a time”. The album is a compilation CD released by God’s Gang
Records (Charlotte, NC). For more information on POOR LEGACY visit