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Genres Alternative Hip Hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 1999 – Present
Labels Smokedog Records
Associated acts Dorian Three
Website Official Website

Adverse is an American hip hop artist known for his intellectually challenging lyrics and complex rhyme-schemes, syllabic placement and on-stage antics. A former debate-champion, his music is often informed and witty. Adverse usually produces his own music, using an MPC 2000, a technic 1300 turntable and one mic.




Early career

Adverse first appeared when he won the 1997 Utah Mic Wrecka Battle. He met up with rapper Adeem (Glue (Hip Hop Artist), Scribble Jam champion, Maker, DJ DQ) and producer Shalem (Sage Francis' DJ and producer of the track Makeshift Patriot) in 1999 at the Scribble Jam in Cincinnati and the three formed the group The Dorian Three. The Dorian Three released two albums: their first, which was self-titled, included Adverse's freestyle track Mr. Bartender and the second, Down World Up Songs which includes the track Dirty Work.

Shortly after, Adverse was made a member of the 1200 Hobos by Mr. Dibbs, a crew which also includes members of Anticon (Sole, Alias, Dose One), Slug (Atmosphere) and Buck 65.

Solo career

Adverse released his first solo album, Way With Words, in 2002,. This album is a collection of tracks Adverse made himself on an ADAT, reportedly freestyling most of the lyrics. His second solo album, More Juice, was released in 2005. This album was co-produced by Adverse and Shalem. His third album, David, was released in 2007 and includes appearances by Prince Poetry (Organized Konfusion) and Concise Kilgore (Cali Agents). This third album was produced largely by Brisk One, another member of the 1200 Hobos who also has worked with Bahamadia, KRS-One and Brand Nubian.


Solo Albums

  • Way With Words (Smokedog Records, 2002)
  • More Juice (Smokedog Records, 2005)
  • David (Smokedog Records, 2006)

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