Introducing POOR LEGACY

“POOR LEG.A.CY” derives from 2 Corinthians 8:9: “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might be rich.”

This is the Scripture on which hip hop/gospel/neo-soul band POOR LEGACY was formed. The group is comprised of frontman Nailz, D-Note on keyboard, and E-Rhythm on drums.


The band originated in Waterbury, Connecticut back in 2001. Nailz, a.k.a. “Da Sound Selector” and born Berll Pemberton, was the catalyst for the group’s formation.

The rapper began performing at the age of twelve, and over the years, performed in various shows at after-school programs in Waterbury. Along the way, through God’s divine order, he met cousins Danny Edwards (D-Note) and Eric Kee (E-Rhythm).

The three artists formed POOR LEGACY shortly thereafter. For years, the group has been recording music relentlessly.

Major setbacks, such as computer hard drive crashes and theft, attempted to impede upon the group’s progress. Thankfully, however, the group has forged ahead through it all with an unshakable faith to spread their music and message to the world.

One of POOR LEGACY’s biggest moments happened in 2004, when the group was a finalist in the McDonald’s GospelFest at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. That breakout performance led to an opportunity to perform at Madison Square Garden. After years of molding their gifts, POOR LEGACY released their first album, No Compromise, in 2011.


The group continues to gain momentum and respect for their craft. Currently, the group has three songs featured on Taking It To The Streets: Winning Back Our Youth, One Song At A Time.

The album is a compilation CD released by God’s Gang Records (Charlotte, NC), supporting A Better World, a 501C3 non-profit organization for which POOR LEGACY member Nailz is an active volunteer.

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