The original death metal band. Formed in San Francisco in 1983, known for popularizing the upside-down cross motif. Heavily influenced a lot of heavy metal bands inluding Slayer and Venom. Broke up in 1993.
Possessed reinvented the metal genre.
A member of the UK hip hop group "Rhyme Asylum".
He is most known for his participation in the 06 Jump Off "World Rap Championships", during which he and his partner "Whashisface" (AKA Reine) progressed through to the final stage in Los Vegas, but lost to Los Angeles rappers "Illmaculate" and "Thesaurus".
His verses have a reputation for outstanding lyrical content, creative wordplay and hard-hitting punchlines, a prime example of this being the song "Poisonous Penmanship" of the album "State Of Lunacy". Examples of his lyrical ability (though no single bar can do him justice) are:
"We unattractive ferocious creatures,
I got master degree burns After a heat stroke of genius,"
-Poison Penmanship (State Of Lunacy)
"Behead the king and the queen
Lootin Tutin Karmoons tomb on a get rich quick pyramid scheeme"
-Victory Speech (DUB)
"Rush the doors From dusk to dawn
My entourage plot on top of Scotland yard cause we above the law."
-Unreasonable ft Diabolic (State of Lunacy)
For further information, or to listen to his songs or buy his albums, visit Rhyme Asylum's myspace:
Person 1 - Damn!
Person 2 - What's up?
Person 1 - Just Listening to Poison Penmanship, Possessed is a BEAST!
Person 2 - Hell yea