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Smyrna, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1989 | SELF

Smyrna, Georgia, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 1989
Solo R&B Neo Soul




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"Rare Epiphany is an apropos moniker for Pam Best because rarely does so much talent reside in one human being. As a poet her style can best be described as complex simplicity. Pam's poems are crafted in a way that the everyday man can grasp and appreciate yet written with a degree of difficulty that not every writer can achieve. Pam chooses subjects and topics that resonate with any audience and adds to that singing vocals the likes of which you have not often if ever heard. In these trying times Pam's poetry reminds us of the best of us and in these days of disposable ring tone music her vocals remind us what it means to truly be able to sing. A talent like Pams comes as an epiphany because sadly it's seen so rarely."
-Jon Goode; Emmy Nominee; 2006 Promax Gold winner for best copyright North America; Def Poetry; BET Lyric Cafe; and writer for Nick @ Nite, TVLand, McDonalds CNN: Black In America, and Nike
- Jon Goode


"She is the entertainment trinity. To see her is to see the original radiance of soul. To witness her performance is to witness the breath of the arts. She is the singer, the actress, and the poetess. She is Rare Epiphany (to the 3rd power)...RE3"
~DubDeuce - DubDeuce


Kompani - The NuFlava
Kompani - Tell Me
Kompani - Words & Music



RareEpiphany is a soulful singer, talented songwriter, gifted lyricist and insightful and profound poet. When songwriters and lyricists are simply telling stories, Rare is sharing life experiences through her songs and while some poets are performing "verbal gymnastics" Pamela is bringing our language to life with profound words of hope and optimism. Each aspect of Pamela's artistry compliments the other making her one of the most amazing multi-faceted artists to hit the scene in recent years. Her motive is simple To spit fire into microphones that she might inspire a generation; to rekindle revolution through the power of revelation. In an industry where aesthetics are emphasized while vocal prowess, skill, and substance are secondary; where sampling isnt always an adornment but an effort to hide ineptitude calls out a lone voice: a welcomed and refreshing one. It is the voice of one crying in the vast wilderness of our current world. She is a foresight; a future forecast of stardom; A Rare Epiphany. We listen to her speak; feel the ebb and flow of each word as she breathes new life into them and, for the first time in what feels like forever, we throw up our hands and say, Thats It!. Somehow, she makes the poetry mean something deeply personal to you. This woman stands on stages and invites you into her life. Shows become more like sitting on a porch swing on a lazy summer afternoon sipping iced tea with an old friend than a performance. Shes honest and shes real. She creates her poetry under the 'nom de plume' RareEpiphany. Shes also known as Pamela Best. When asked about her chosen name, she says this, "Rare means unique and Epiphany means divine revelation. When you discover the uniqueness of who you are and gain the knowledge of whose you are, you become empowered to fulfill your special purpose in life. RareEpiphany is the name I use when creating my work, but I feel that everyone is a Rare Epiphany - a unique and divine revelation of the Most High". Pamela is from what she describes as a "itty-bitty town" in North Carolina. She grew up singing in church, and continued with various choirs and groups. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1995 and has made an indelible stamp on the hard to impress music and poetry community here. She has been featured on numerous recordings, traveled with two stage plays (Trouble Don't Last Always & Looking for Love In All the Wrong Places), and was lead vocalist for Atlanta's premier Gospel/Jazz group KOMPANI (with whom shes recorded 3 albums) for almost 10 years. She has performed with KOMPANI at the Atlanta Jazz festival, The Montreux Atlanta Music Festival, the RiverBend Music Festival in Chattanooga, Tn., and the Bayfest Music Festival in Mobile, Al. and opened for jazz greats Gerald Albright, Stanley Clarke, Alex Bugnon, Gato Barbieri, David Sanborn, The Rippingtons, Steve Oliver, Euge Groove, Rick Braun, and Norman Brown. You can also catch her, on occasion, performing with The Queens of Poetry; a group of which she is a founding member.
Rare published her debut collection of poetry entitled "Of Love...The Poetry of RareEpiphany" in November 2008.

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