Thomas Joseph Abate III (born August 20, 1983, in Methuen, Massachusetts), formerly known as Poverty, is a hip-hop artist and actor from the New England area.
As a teen he was dragged around the east coast by a drug addicted mother, sleeping in shelters as she prostituted and sold drugs to support him. He eventually wound up in Portland, Maine, where he started gaining popularity by performing at local hip-hop clubs.
The album made its way to Hollywood, California, where Thommy was...
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