Self-made warlord and original gangster in punk rock. Where Lou Reed is Chuck D, Tim Armstrong is Tupac. Tim has been in a number of bands throughout his career, most noteably Rancid and recently his solo project with the release of 2007's A Poet's Life. He writes his own lyrics depicting life for someone who choses to understand the world through counter culture idealism. His networking consists of the majority, if not the entire, rock world. His record label Hellcat Records was home to the late Joe Strummer. Tim Armstrong is widely respected and admired.
When I was living in Los Angeles, Tim Armstrong supported my friend's band and put them on Rancid Records. He's an awesome guy who still looks to the streets for talent.
"Have you heard the new Tim Armstrong record? That's some real shit."