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DMX

Rapper and Actor

DMX, rapper and actor released his best-selling album...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit single "Party Up (Up in Here)". He has acted in films such as Belly,…

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ButtaFlySoul

Poet and Inspirational Speaker

ButtaFlySouL as he is known by family, friends and students is a nationally recognized training consultant and inspirational speaker.  He is a powerful advocate for youth with a strong focus…

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Flowmentalz

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

Who said that Poetry has limitations? Flowmentalz will demonstratehow poetry has “No limitations”, by bringing infinite thought into all his work. Creative thinking magnified through sound is the best synopsis…

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Shihan

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

A native of New York’s Lower East Side and a current resident and local legend of Los Angeles, Shihan is undoubtedly one of the most dynamic spoken word artists of…

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Poetri

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

Poetri was one of the the first poets featured on “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry” on HBO and has also been seen on ABC, NBC, BET, MTV and VH-1. He…

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Mums

From Russell Simmons HBO's Def Poetry Jam

Craig Grant, a.k.a. muMs, is an actor, poet and playwright best known for his role in the HBO prison Drama OZ as the character ‘Poet’. His performances have led to…

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Harlym 125

Award-Winning Poet

Jamele “Harlym125” Adams is, hands-down, one of the most powerful performance poets in the country. A onetime NPS finalist with the Boston Poetry Slam team back in 2008, he now…

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Elizabeth Acevedo

College Spoken Word Artist & Author

Elizabeth Acevedo was born as the youngest child of Dominican immigrants. Raised in New York City, her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. With…

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Ryan Adams

Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Producer, Poet and Painter

Mixing the heartfelt angst of a singer/songwriter with the cocky brashness of a garage rocker, Ryan Adams is at once one of the few artists to emerge from the alt-country…

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Meena Alexander

Award-Winning Author, Scholar and Poet. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York (CUNY)

Meena Alexander was born in Allahabad, India. She turned five on the Indian Ocean, on the journey with her mother from India to Sudan. She was raised both in Kerala,…

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Miguel Algarin

Founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe

Miguel Algarin is a true renaissance man, a literary mastermind whose passion for the art of poetry and the rawness of spoken word has transcended him into a living legend…

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Lemon Andersen

Poet, Spoken Word Artist and Actor. Andersen's writing and live performances have received widespread popular and critical acclaim. In his November 2011 TEDYouth talk Please don't take my Air Jordans

Lemon Andersen is a poet, spoken word artist and actor. He first garnered national attention appearing in Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway in 2002, which won a Tony…

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Daniel Beaty

Award-Winning Writer, Composer & Performer

Daniel Beaty is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer. Recently he had an extended off-Broadway run of his acclaimed solo play Through The Night produced by Daryl Roth. For…

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Bill Bellamy

Comedian and Actor. Best Known for Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam

Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh,…

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Dr. Joshua Bennett

Acclaimed Poet & Arts Educator

Dr. Joshua Bennett has recited his original work at events such as The Sundance Film Festival, The Clinton Global Citizen Awards, The NAACP Image Awards, and President Obama's Evening of…

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