P A N A M A
“Live well, love life, and laugh often” sounds more like a proverb than a phrase you would expect to come from a rapper. But then again to deem Panama an average rapper would be a grave misconception.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Panama, Rapper/Model/Actor Panama grew into his manhood in Maryland. He survived a poverty stricken childhood, overcoming struggles of a broken household and learning to live on his own during his teenage years in Baltimore where he briefly fell victim to the street life. But greatness knows no obstacles.
He was introduced to Hip Hop by his best friend Shawn Smith and instantly fell in love with the craft. He developed his love for Hip Hop as many do, listening to the late Notorious B.I.G, but it was his love for acting that began to take the lead landing him a stint on the popular HBO series “The Wire.”
But music was never too far behind. Panama used his ability to encounter and adapt to difficult situations to give him positive outlook on life, which resonates through his art. Having been featured everywhere from MTV2 to Yahoo! to BET to The Source magazine, Panama’s music is an expression of love, struggle and inspiration. “I put all of my emotion in my music,” he explains, “I want people to know that I am not afraid. It’s all there.”
A spirited writer and gifted3 lyricist, Panama knows that quality and integrity will give him the edge in a game where rappers are only as good as their last song. “It’s about being a profound artist; not a profane rapper,” he states knowingly.
With several singles on iTunes, a video in heavy rotation on MusicChoice and a mix tape in the works, the world is awaiting his reign and preparing to experience a “Panamanian Summer”
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