BioAre you ready for this?
You been hearing about this?
How could you not? After blazing tracks with the likes of Mos Def, Prefuse-73, RJD2, & countless others on critically acclaimed records like the Urban Renewal Program compilation, Prefuse-73’s One Word Extinguisher, as well as his own EP Move and his bangin 12" Certified- it's been 3 years of laying the groundwork for international recognition - it's quite likely that you’ve been waiting for this relentless artist to step out on his own and deliver his full-length testimony. Dropping on heads everywhere like a late-night wake-up call, One A.M. walks the line of black psych rock, hip-hop and tru school B-boying.
"I've never had any particular motive other than getting the lyrics out," notes Diverse. As an artist he carries the energy of our times, an MC who is a poet on the cusp first and foremost, responding to the radical shifts of our social and political environment, wrapped in his own unique brand of polyrythmic and organically- flowing lyrical delivery. Hailing from Chicago and working with local talent like Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Rob Mazurek and K-Kruz (all of whom appear on One A.M.), Diverse embraces the town and the scene that has helped shape him as an artist.