Detroit actor-rapper Page Kennedy is quickly becoming a favorite here at the DopeHouse, unapologetically strutting his lyrical prowess while brazenly setting out to embarrass a few rappers in the process, as heard on “No Offense.”
Last night, the Weeds and Blue Mountain State actor released his debut album Torn Pages which spawned the singles “Testing Me” and the album’s title-track featuring Marsha Ambrosius — deciding to save the rest for your listening pleasure
Although somewhat “new” to most, the 41-year-old emcee didn’t just happen to pick up a microphone overnight, and he makes it a point to remind both new and old fans alike that he’s been jotting down rhymes since the age of 7, before acting and comedy slowly took over his life on the album’s opening song “Reintroduction.”
What follows is an open-book peek into life growing up in Detroit, packed with dense street tales, supported by features from D-12’s Kuniva, eLZhi, Fred the Godson, Crooked I, Trick Trick, King Los, Royce 5’9″ and Mr. Porter, produced entirely by Mic West and executive produced by Page and eLZhi.
I made this album by pouring years of passion, and tapping into my life experiences and Detroit roots. Torn Pages is the score to my life story which is why it was so important to include artists who influence my work and I truly respect. By including the best-of-the-best, their skills brought out the best in me — side by side, step by step, bar by bar. I will be forever grateful for Biggie being one of my greatest influencers and teachers, as well as many others from Detroit. I hope you share my pride in Torn Pages, as I begin the next chapter of my music. — Page Kennedy
Stream Torn Pages below and purchase on iTunes.