Our own Manda J sent me this clip of this spoken word artist Janette..ikz (pronounced “Genetics”). This woman is TheTruth.com (as Tamar Braxton’s husband Vince would say). Hailing from Long Beach, California Janette…ikz is a part poetess, part singer, part singer and a whole lot preacher. Our non-religious readers are warned this poem is laced with Biblical text but hopefully it transcends religions. This piece is called “I Will Wait For You”.
My friend Mercy, PR Consultant extraordinaire for Beny Blaq Entertainment send this flyer over for their running series The @ttic, at Station 9.
This week’s poet is Georgia Me, who appeared on all six seasons of Def Poetry. In celebration of Women’s History Month, this one will feature special guests Theresa Tha S.o.n.g.B.i.r.d, Talia, Anomaly, Maha Adachi, Tasha Jones, and M’Reld. The evening will be hosted by Ingrid B and co-hosted by Rebecca Dupas, with DJ Gemz, on the ones and twos.
Continuing with our coverage of the Show Off Your Swag Talent Showcase at Howard. Here’s a clip from the multi-talented spoken word artist Messiah. Messiah is known on the DMV scene for having performed at nearly every venue and open mic in the area. Nationally he is known for his appearance on Apollo where he was a 3-time consecutive winner.
With his drive and dedication to the spoken word art form, look for big things for this cat in the future. The latest project from Messiah, “The Manual”, was released this week and is available for purchase at allmessiah.com. Also check out his MySpace at myspace.com/gottawrite.