Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Ruben Formey is now Atlanta's very own Jewish rapper and hip-hop star. On August 2nd, ModernTribe is privileged to have Formey, who performs as Prodezra Beats - Prodezra for short -, in our store for the much anticipated Twelve Tribes at ModernTribe event. The event will include learning, art, and Prodezra will be headlining the event with free performance.
Prodezra composed some of his earliest music in high school with nothing more than a computer and a Casio keyboard. Through ups and downs during his college life, it was then that he decided to turn back to his Jewish heritage. From there, Prodezra credited his musical talent fame to Hashem (G-d).
When asked about the inspiration for his music, Prodezra answered, "life experiences, ups and downs, and challenges that I've faced have only made me a little wiser, stronger and more faithful." Because of his life experience, Prodezra was encouraged to rhyme and rap these life lessons to others. "My sole purpose in making music is to motivate people to take hold of their spirituality and put it into action."
In his song, Proud to Be, Prodezra raps about Jewish pride and the diversity of the Jewish people
Following the success of his first two albums, Prodezra is currently working on his third album and describes it as something distinguishable from his previous work.
"The new album contains more variety, with a larger mix of rapping and singing together. The production is more diverse and rhyme schemes are different from what people are used to hearing from me. But the raw power and inspiration of the message is still there and always potent. I surprised myself on this one and I think others will be pleasantly surprised also. It's another level."
The crowd at Twelve Tribes at ModernTribe can't wait to sway to the beats and be inspired by the lyrics of Prodezra Beats on August 2nd. The event is free and open to the public.
Prodezra's music can be previewed on Reverbnation:
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