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Dream Awake

by Restoring Poetry in Music

Restoring Poetry in Music offers stylistic elements of funk, jazz, hip-hop, rock and soul. Without resorting to genre classification, RPM's music provides energetic inspiration to listeners looking to move their body, mind and spirit.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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1. Intro
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2. Dream Awake
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3. Poetron
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4. Poetry Bum
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4:35 album only
5. Learning Tree
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6. Patsploitation
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7. Interlude I
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8. In Love In Lust
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9. Play Your Part
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10. Note to Rise
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11. Interlude II
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12. Atlas
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13. Soul Much to Say
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14. Pockets and Change
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Album Notes
Ever since people began to organize sound into patterns of pitch and rhythm, music has always been a source of energy and inspiration. Restoring Poetry in Music taps into this never-ending sonic source every time they take the stage. Whether you're looking for intelligent lyrics, hypnotic grooves and textures, or uncharted improvisational journeys, RPM has something to offer every audience member. An RPM set contains stylistic elements of funk, jazz,hip-hop, rock and soul. However, without resorting to genre classification, the bottom line is that Restoring Poetry in Music provides energetic inspiration to a crowd looking to move their body, mind and spirit.

Restoring Poetry in Music consists of six members from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Will Bobbitt lays down the funky foundation on the drums with Marlon Vann filling in the rhythmic pockets on percussion. Bassist Drew Thomas locks in with the groove and invites the audience into the RPM experience. Aaron Gause(Enron) lends a progressive texture on the keyboards when he's not taking the spotlight with his jazz influenced trumpet solos. On guitar, Patrick Fritz (P-Fritz) mixes driving funk guitar riffs with dirty blues and a unique approach to effects and timbres. Raw Poetic leads the crowd through his maze-like word play, while Drew Thomas keeps them grounded with catchy and melodic choruses. By the end of the night, the crowd's mesmerized, the club's happy, and the band is off to their next on stage event.


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This cd is incredible, a precious jewel to the hip hop world.
Dream Awake probably one of the best cds I have ever heard. This album stands out in the genre giving you something fresh to listen to, something that will never get old.
Flawless production and the unique flow will keep this cd in my rotation for a long time

Jay LA

The best live rap band ever, period. I have never seen an MC flow as flawlessly as Raw Poetic... amazing They sound even better on cd.


real hip hop
I was glad that RPM didn't sound like a Roots ripoff. Instead they have a unique style which is refreshing in today's hip hop scene. This cd is well worth checking out.

Ron M.

Great Album, Better than the roots even before they sold out!
Saw RPM at IOTA the other night, they are even better live. This CD gets daily play. Don't sell out...


Chilled out, great vocals, good album
I don't usually listen to hip hop, but after hearing "Poetry Bum" on an Insomnia Radio podcast, I got this album... very good, quite "chilled out" (although I hate that phrase!), great vocals, and just generally a very good album. Download Poetry Bum and I'm sure you'll probably agree...


Maad Creativity
R.P.M. is dope. Period. Raw lyrics, tight band, dope grooves. This is what taking hip-hop live is all about. Highly recommended!

danny chang

all i can say is.. so refreshing.

roger gibson

restoring poetry in motion
enjoyed the was everything they said it would be.keep up the good work,it sounds great.

Lily Rose

lovely chill music for any kind of day


the tracks are tight, the MC's lyrics are slamming ,but I had to listen to it twice to feel Raw Poet's lyrics flow with the music. because of not feeling that immediate connection I give it 4 stars instead of 5
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