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the DC Youth Slam Team’s 2014 SEMI-FINALS SLAM

is on sunday, january 26th at 4pm at the smithsonian’s national portrait gallery in downtown, dc. it’s free and open to the public, so bring the whole crew to see dc’s finest young poets performing their original spoken word poetry.

semi-finals poster here

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the fb event is here https://www.facebook.com/events/631308690245016/

and you should be there. the dc youth slam team is absolutely amazing.

here is a video of one of the teenage poets performing at a rally on the national mall in front of the capitol. his name is Malachi and i think he is one of the poets who will be performing at the semi-finals on the 26th.

 

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new poem – The Living Truth

I read this poem at the Busboys and Poets 5th & K Wednesday night open mic hosted by my man G. Yamazawa. My friend and teacher-of-the-year Clint Smith was the featured artist that night, and none other than Danny Glover read as the spotlight feature. Yes, that’s Danny Glover in the background listening to my poem. He said he liked it. I hope you like it too. I think it still needs some edits, and I definitely need to learn how to perform it better. Let me know what you think.

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i know you wanna go coz all day you gotta wait gotta wait  for the train and then wait at the gate wait for the show and wait to have fun and then wait until you can go wait for … Continue reading

Youth Open Mic Saturday

if you’re around the DC area, i hope to see you this saturday at 5pm at the downtown 5th & K Busboys and Poets where i am co-hosting the Youth Open Mic. it goes down every 3rd saturday of the month, same time, same place.

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will be rockin the mic friday night in columbia heights. you gotta come check this out. and it’s free! no haters. hope to see you and ur peeps there. if not, we gots another one on march 5th at the … Continue reading

omg this show is blazing through the snow

hot young artists keepin us warm in the winter time, and this show is straight on the surface of the sun. ten years of dc youth slam poetry teams together on one stage. we got christylez y’all!!! we got slam team coach and songstress lisa pegram. we got patrick washington of the poemcees. and that is just a few of the many greats we got coming through. regice cabico will be hosting. i will be djing and maybe spitting a couple pieces. it is well worth $50 per ticket, but we made them just $10 for you and your happy holidays. i hope to see you wednesday night in columbia heights.