Frankie Potenchu - Capable Of Being But Not Yet In Existence.
Frank Po (short for Frankie Potenchu) is not your typical musician. He exemplifies the true definition of a MC. He states, “I rap from personal experience! I enjoy creating up-tempo music that people can dance to as well.” Inspired by rap legends Jay-z, Jadakiss, 50cent, 2pac and Biggie. he is well respected in the Jamaica, Queens Region of New York. He has proven himself to be a versatile force and rising star in the entertainment industry.
Although he enjoys writing his own lyrics, rapping, and performing, his biggest asset has to be his never wavering drive for success. However, overcoming various trials and tribulations is nothing new for Frankie Po. His childhood was split between being with his family, mainly maternal, and foster care. When he was thirteen years old, he moved to the notorious Southside of Jamaica, NY. “I grew up in Lefrak City Queens but moved to Jamaica Queens at 13, where I currently reside.” Frankie adds, “My childhood was challenging, I can go on-and-on about it,” he says with a smirk. “Losing my grandfather… my childhood was spent in foster care, due to the my mother’s substance abuse, running the streets at the age of 14, alone, losing close friends to death and prison, hustling, and doing anything necessary to survive has definitely shaped my life. Anyways, my personal life as of now is straight. My faith in God is strong, I have a great son, and my health is good so, I have no complaints.”
He took his first jabs at being a rapper at the ripe age of 12 years old. “I was twelve when I wrote my first rhyme. I grew up watching my brothers write and record music and watching BET and MTV.” In middle school, Frankie focused on perfecting his craft. “I began battle rapping in middle school, making a name for myself, which led to me linking up with a cousin of mine in Jamaica Queens who had a tape deck and a microphone. From there, I started recording tracks with his team.” Frankie continues, “High school led to my first recording in a studio environment and first performance at the African Poetry Theatre in the Hollis part of Queens off of Jamaica Avenue.”
Frankie Potenchu has been passionately following his dream of becoming an entertainment superstar. For the past six months, Frankie Potenchu has been relentlessly developing a musical collection of powerful lyrics and diverse sounds. “I feel my music is coming along at a good pace, my songs and ideas are coming out crazy for my projects, and I have God first so it’s going good.” With this eclectic dimension to his credit, Frankie Po is poised to stand alone in this era of industry artists. “I'm just working hard to make my dreams come true. Right now, I'm focused on getting radio spins and doing shows to gain more exposure. I can’t wait to get out there and promote my music the right way. It’s going to be a lot of fun.” Frankie Potenchu concludes, “In the stage that my career is in right now, it's all about putting out the right songs. You can have the right image and connections, but if you don't have the material to back you up, it won't do you any good.”
Frankie Po is a humble, honest lyricist, with an irresistible smooth flow. “Frankie Po is intelligent, charismatic, and selective with his lyrics. He writes with a skill and sociological relevance that places him far above most contenders in urban music.”