Emcee, Poet, Singer, Producer, Actor, and Educator are but some of the disciplines of Avenging Wind (also known as Fathom 9). Hailing from the Blues City - Memphis, TN; Avenging Wind is no rookie when it comes to performing live. Opening for legends such as: KRS-One, underground legend El da Sensei, and Sadat X (of Brand Nubian), clearly says it all.
Wind co-founded 2 Hip Hop collectives: The Genesis Experiment (1999-2000), and The Iron Mic Coalition (2004-present). Wind performed in the NARAS Urban Music Showcase in 2000, which landed The Genesis Experiment on Good Morning Memphis. Also, being recognized by the Bristerfest Music Festival for his accomplishments, Avenging Wind performed 2 consecutive years in a row (2013 & 2014); debuting his current album, ‘Dump Truck Blues: Battle Cry of The Wanderlust’ (2013).
Avenging Wind has produced for other national and international recording artists, including singers, poets, and rapper/emcees in multiple genres. And in addition to releasing a plethora of instrumental projects, Wind released two solo projects outside of The Iron Mic Coalition, displaying his lyrical brilliance: ‘Revenge of the Nice Guy as Fathom 9’ (2011) and his debut as the New Blues Man on ‘Dump Truck Blues: Battle Cry of The Wanderlust’ (2013).
With Wind being true to his artistry, acting came naturally and he has featured in two independent films; co-starring in The Forgotten Ones, and supporting role in Tricks. Avenging Wind will stop at nothing to keep is creative writing skills afloat. In 2006, Wind was selected to present a paper entitled Marx and The Rap Machine on a Hip Hop Symposium at Yale University. This Yale occurrence led to teaching opportunities in Chicago, and lecturing students on Philosophy/Social Impact of Images in Hip Hop Culture and Music at the Virginia Commonwealth University. These accomplishments are the motivation behind Avenging Wind’s upcoming book, which reveals poetic and philosophical literature.