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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tom P.’s hustle

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But he still considers himself D.I.Y. as heck. "I'm not like some corporate media mogul with a bunch of financial backing," he says. "I'm literally a table waiter trying to pursue this dream."

It's a testament to Tom P's personality that he tends to bowl people over, both in conversation and on stage. Born Thomas Peters, he's been rapping since he was 12. By the time he was a junior at Decatur High School, he was organizing his own events and, when required, getting quite hands-on in the process. For one planned show, he and his friends had to rent port-a-potties, hire their own staff and build a stage for the rented warehouse.

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