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(pronounced like the block east of Halsted)
This talented wordsmith is more than a poet; M’Reld serves as an advocate for change and an artist responsible for her generation. M’Reld speaks the naked truth as she performs her poetry, speaking on a range of topics, which include social injustice, HIV/AIDS epidemic and everyday life issues.
Her dedication to the generations to follow is shown through her daily teaching and working within several art programs linked to the Chicago Public Schools, as well as, the special events that she does regularly to support the knowledge and growth of youth. For the past three summers M’Reld was the headliner for the spoken word aspect of the Cook County Board’s Peace Festivals.
Throughout the school year, M’Reld works with Black Star Project in their project encouraging the students of Chicago Public Schools to return to school each school year. She is also a teacher with the after school literacy program Open Book, that caters to teaching youth about writing and poetry, as an outlet for positive thought and change.
M’Reld is a staple within the community at events that promote peace and encouraging the students and leaders of the future to control their destiny.
M’Reld has been the opening act for a host of celebrated acts including The Last Poets, American Idol Winner Fantasia, MC Lyte, Raheem De Vaughn, Little Brother, Trey Songs, Kindred the Family Soul, as well as, Slum Village & Eric Robeson, Lady of Rage, Big Daddy Kane, Chicago’s own Common, and T.I. Each year M’Reld idds to the above list, most recently soul singer Jaguar Wright.
M’Reld founded Verbal Balance – an ensemble of talented artists, which includes poets, writers, emcees, and performers – in 2005. Verbal Balance has performed in front of many audiences engaging them in this spoken word revolution. Under M’Reld’s supervision, Verbal Balance has hosted a weekly open mic for five years, one of the longest running weekly events in Chicago Spoken Word.
Voted 2006 Chicago Truth Award winner for best Spoken Word Artist, and nominated again in both 2007, 2008, & 2009. M’Reld has performed at distinguished venues across the country from the Nuyurican Café to the House of Blues Chicago, and several locations in between M’reld also had the distinguished opportunity to perform on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, officially earning the title of Def Poet. And last year she starred on the recently released 4th season of BETJ’s Lyric Cafe. Currently on tour with Adam’s Rib, a Spoken Word ensemble of women poets and artists, founded by Tony Award Winning 10x Def Poet Georgia ME, M’Reld is lighting fires in venues across the country this summer.
Her powerful words and dynamic stage presence set the match for the poetry vs. spoken word debate.
Let the games begin.
All I want to say is. If you go in the station and the MTA employees are wearing face masks, you need to do like A. Dobson and hide ya kids, hide, and hide your husbands too because they raping everybody out. Don’t believe me just google. -The Street Blogger
“The NYPD works for the best but plans for the worst when it comes to potentially catastrophic attacks such as ones employing radiological contaminants or weaponized anthrax,” police commissioner Ray Kelly
“The NYPD, in partnership with the MTA, is responsible for keeping more than 5 million daily subway customers safe and secure,” he said in a statement Wednesday. “This study will bolster the NYPD’s understanding of contaminant dispersion within the subway system as well as between the subway system and street, thereby improving its ability to better protect both customers and the city population at large.”
Come this month on the May 31st. I’ll have a Street Poet make an announcement that MAY possibly be… THEE announcement of the decade. -The Street Blogger
Our CEO HrshReyalitee was LIVE on Let Your Voice Be Heard Radio Sunday morning as their feature guest apart of the Dreamers and Doers series! Let Your Voice Be Heard! Radio is an independent, grassroots, weekly talk show that is hosted by Selena Hill and Patricia Valoy as well as their engineer/radio personality Stanley Fritz. Based out of Harlem, the stations is committed to informing, educating and empowering our generation. It is an available platform for the LYVBH team to dissects and/or debates political and social issues with an honest and open mentality. Through thought-provoking discussions, the show encourages young people to express their views and empowers them to make positive changes in our world. Let Your Voice Be Heard Radio broadcasts live from WHCR 90.3FM in New every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm (EST).
“LYVBH’s “Dreamers & Doers” series spotlights inspirational young people who are using their talent and influence to better their community and the world around them. We interviewed writer, poet and founder of Street Poets NYC Hrsh Reyalitee about how she’s using her gifts of words to uplift others.”
Special thanks to the Be Heard radio team for having Street Poets NYC’s CEO Hrshreyalitee on the show.
In case you missed the interview please CLICK HERE for the clip from the show.
YOU SHOULD APPLY KIDS!! ;-)
- THE STREET BLOGGER
The “Dreamers & Doers” Series Featuring:
LYVBH’s “Dreamers & Doers” series spotlights inspirational young people who are using their talent and influence to better their community and the world around them.
Poetry attended Abney Elementary, where he wrote his first poem and performed it at his graduation ceremony. Giving him his first taste of spoken word. He later attended St. Augustine HS taking up his passion of music while playing trumpet in the famous “Marching 100 Band”. There he learned about the great music of jazz and the art of musicianship. In college he help co-found “P.O.E. People” (Putting Out Expressive People) at Southeastern Louisiana University. Which has put on many performance around colleges, high schools, and charity benefit parties.
During 2012, Poetry moved to New York CIty (place of birth) in order to gain a more intimate relationship with his biological father and follow his dream in spoken word and music. Since then, he has quickly become a rising star in the poetry community and has vowed to ” Not stop till I’m satisfied.”
Travis Little brings a New Orleans swagger to the stage with his weird sense of fashion, his southern hospitality and an unique voice thats seems to have the crowd stuck and bewilder in amazement. He sometimes can blend into a crowd but not after he’s set fire to the stage or subway train. He’s is definitely a person you can’t forget. “Ya hurrrd me!”
-The Street Blogger
For L.atasha A.lcindor also known as L.A., this is about respecting the art. Embarking on her rap journey in 2010 as just a spoken word poet with a passion for Hip Hop, the “nonchalant badass” decided to take the rap game into her hands in her first ever feature, “We Got Bars I” cypher, & has hit the ground running ever since. Put the thoughts of Lauryn Hill, the wildness of M.I.A. and the passion of Kanye West into a blender with sprinkles of Lil Kim and Nas, you would dish, L.A.. Born in Brooklyn as Latasha Alcindor, L.A. has always had a connection to the arts, from dance, writing, acting, and now rapping.
Ladies and Gentlemen give it up for ME! The Street Blogger! I have done it again; brought you the illest in underground, breath-taking, I know. Okay..enough of me and my bullsh*t let’s get to the music. It’s simple. Good Art comes from the people who dare to dig deep and just speak of what they are seeing along the way. Yo, She’s a Poet, singer, EMCEE, and a pretty awesome person if I say so myself! Enough of me….back to L.A. Read on, watch on, thank you for TUNING IN. We appreciate you for stopping by here on StreetPoetsNYC.com. Peace Family. Mother is watching.
- The Street Blogger
Since 2010, L.A. has performed in a multitude of major shows, including opening for Good Music’s Big Sean at NYU (2010), as well as Cali’s own Nipsey Hussle (2012). She also has rocked the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (2011), headlined for Toronto’s “Yes Yes Y’all” (2012) and surprised stages at SXSW and A3C. Featured on MTV2′s Sucker Freestyles, MTV Rapfix’s “Get in the Game”, Rocawear’s “That’s Rocawear” campaign, & Reebok’s all-female cypher, “The Freestyle”, L.A. has showing her hunger and drive in a two year span but devotes herself to being herself no matter what. With two projects out, “The Presentation” & “The L.A. Riots: Mental Fatality”, L.A. shows her exponential growth and is only getting better, as highlighted when she was named amongst AllHipHop.com’s Top 25 Underground Artists of 2011, featured in a Vibe Magazine (2011) and Ebony Magazine’ SonicBoom article where she was noted to be “lyrically superior to 95% of the people who have major label deals”(2012). But still hungry and humble, L.A. is diligently working on her next project, “LALytes”: Revelations of L.ife A.ddict which is joined with short film series due for release in 2013. L.A. has intrigued fans all over the globe with her captivating wordplay and energy-filled performances, but if you were to ask why she does this, her answer would only be, “the art got me.”
L.A. – A PLACE (Video)
L.A. – That’s ROCAWEAR (Video)