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Genesis Poetry Slam (JULY)

Genesis Poetry Slam

Genesis Poetry Slam

Having just arrived home from the Genesis Poetry Slam at the Genesis Cinema in Stepney Green. I am now ready to give you my personal review of my night out in Central East London. First and foremost I have to big-up the Genesis management on the refurbishment of this fantastic east end venue. I remember my previous visits to the Genesis: before the refurbishment and to be honest I did not value this venue as much as I do now.

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Introducing: Jonas McCloud’s – ‘Spacesoul 2013 Mix-tape’

Jonas McCloud - Spacesoul 2013

Jonas McCloud -Spacesoul 2013

I would like to introduce open-mic, lyricist, producer, engineer and DJ Jonas McCloud’s new free mix-tape Spacesoul 2013Spacesoul 2013 is free to download HERE now!

Slam The Poet “No Old Smoke Without Fire”

This is a rendition of ‘Slam The Poet’s‘ ‘No Old Smoke Without Fire‘. Tom a.k.a ‘Slam‘ performed this poem in the first round of the ‘Unsigned Sundays – Word 4 Word‘ poetry jam on 9th June 2013; where he achieved 2nd place in the final round of the poetry slam.

At 19 years old ‘Slam‘ performs cutting-edge poetry dealing with the social issues of being a Londoner in 2013. ‘Slam‘ is a leader among his peers, he also has the ability to stand-up next to more seasoned poets who have been reciting poetic rhyme religiously for years.

Slam The Poet‘ is one to watch for 2013 and I will keep you updated about his future appearances and poems.

Unsigned Sundays – Word 4 Word

Word 4 Word

Open-Mic Night, Theater Royal Stratford East.

Last night I attended the brilliant ‘Unsigned Sundays – Word 4 Word‘ poetry slam/open-mic night at the Theater Royal Stratford East. This fantastic free event was hosted in an intimate bar by; Award-Winning, World Slam Champion, poet, playwright, comedienne (et al.Kat FrancoisI was invited to this amazing event by the skillful spoken-word poet Jonas McCloud who won 3rd place in the poetry slam final. Continue reading

Jonas McCloud’s Poetic Haze

Jonas McCloud a.k.a Cloudfistconceptz is back with more poetic rhyme with his latest video performance entitled ‘Y.M.C.A‘ which is posted above. McCloud uses ‘acrostic‘ wordplay to produce new meanings for the initials ‘Y.M.C.A’  which formally stand for the ‘Young Mans Christian Association‘. His intelligence and wit provide social commentary on the major changes which the governments austerity measures have had on the youth of today.

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Chronixx – Start A Fyah Mixtape 2013

For all you music lovers who are tired of listening to artists rap about how much their ‘Ballin‘ or how much to ‘Pour It Up‘ there is a refreshing antidote in the form of an outstanding Jamaican reggae artist called Chronixx.

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Chronixx – 2013 Tour

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Hidden Histories (Vol 3)

To continue on from the last two segments of ‘Hidden Histories‘ I shall move on to another area of plausible doubt. The next subject centers around one of the greatest British writers of all time, William Shakespeare.

Throughout Shakespeare’s famous career it is suggested that he did not have any self-portraits painted of himself while he was alive. There exist a version of a dramatically darker skinned image of Shakespeare painted in 1610 before he died. It was only when Shakespeare passed away that a famous self-portrait was commissioned and given the green-light by a close friend of his who believed that the portrait represented the true qualities of Shakespeare. This issue led me to question why a man with so much success and celebrity did not choose to keep any records of what he or his family looked like while he was alive. Continue reading