Queens, New York – Good Afternoon Family! I hope all is Powerful with you also. Recently, we fit as many Street Poets we could into a car and we rode around and got it all the way to Queens. There was an open mic at 5 Pointz NYC. 5 Pointz is one of the most famous spots for graffiti Artist to go absolutely- Soul, on the outside of an abandoned building in Long Island City (Queens).
When we arrived to 5 Pointz we could not believe the artwork on the walls, and went nuts when we found out it was all independent (EVERYTHING)! We couldn’t help to admire, and take pictures with 5 Pointz permission, they were pretty tight about getting permission so make sure you contact them or let them know before you do.
The show had been cancelled because of the expected storm, we didn’t know but Street Poets always ready to spit. Street Poets in attendance we’re Ekhoed Intellekt, Supah Awsum, Parlez, and Hrsh Reyalitee. Beautiful Struggle Productions is always on the scene, as it should be. Soon as the Street Poets started to spit, the crowd grew in size, by time the 3 Street Poet blessed the mic attendance tripled in original size! EKho spit some favorite and finally IntelleKt spit Detox again! Supah Awsum shut it down the second round with “Broccoli” and Hrsh Reyalitee did something new and true. Even G-Wise of BlackListed Minds came through with us and burned the mic up.
For those that don’t know. Clap it up for Supah Awsum! He is a Official Member of the Street Poets NYC Collective. Why? Yes, it is because he is a Poet with a spark of something different that you will never see unless you see him, and no, you’ve never seen it before. Most importantly he is a Street Poet because the Man keeps it’s 100 honest. He lives life like you and I. Grinding until the break of day, even when there is no sunshine. He has also volunteered (before becoming a Street Poet) to be a Mentor to the youth at Von King Cultural Arts Center for the Teen Open Mic; where Hrsh Reyalitee is the host. He also has a website www.SupahAwsumTheVoyager.com, check out the site and Follow @RealSupahAwsum on Twitter. Street Poets are always on the trail, always something to look forward to when a Street Poets hits an Open Mic near you.
As you know there are alot of changing happening in New York City (none of which we are pleased with), and it’s getting in the way of everyone! The City wants to close 5 Pointz and replace the site with lavish housing developments. Very lame. Let’s help save 5 Pointz NYC and join us down when we head back over there for their next open mic. Did I mention Shanelle Gabriel was the host?!
This woman wears many hats as Poet, HBO Def Poet, Lupus Advocate, but most of all her personality is large! Check out her website here! (Gabrielle site link)
This woman wears many hats as Poet, HBO Def Poet, Lupus Advocate, but most of all her personality is large! Check out the Shanelle Gabriel website here!
We think Shanelle Gabriel is pretty awesome! We kinda want to prove how awesome she really is! So, if you want to see this Poet/HBO Def Poet in the Street Poets Den like this post and let’s and make it happen!
check out 5 POINTS NYC!