POOR LEG.A.CY which derives from 2 Corinthians 8:9 stands for: 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 in which hip hop/gospel/neo soul band POOR LEGACY was formed. The group is comprised of frontman Nailz, D-Note (keyboardist), and E-Rhythm (Drummer). The band originated in Waterbury, CT at a great house of God called House of Joy & Praise in 2001. Nailz aka "Da Sound Selector", born Berll Pemberton, was the catalyst for the group's formation. The rapper began performing at the age of twelve. Over the years, Nailz 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, 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 was in 2004 when the group was a finalist in the McDonalds GospelFest at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. That breakout performance led to an opportunity to perform at Madison Square Garden.