"I Got The Mic" Episode 4


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Watch "I Got The Mic" Episode 2


"I Got The Mic" Casting Calls

Presented by WACO Theater Center in association with Eli Lu Entertainment and Richard Lawson Studios

Fixated on wordplay, metaphors, expression, and creative storytelling, “I Got The Mic: Poetic Experience” is a series of virtual experiences featuring a Poetry Jam that showcases poets, spoken word artists, and wordsmiths from around the world. 

Showcases have consisted of a featured poet or spoken word artist, a youth spotlight, a musical guest performance, DJ, visual artist highlight, and a special guest co-host. Additionally, each show was integrated with segments on “The Evolution of African Culture,” focused on the diasporic flow of Africa’s Influence on arts and culture

Clay Dub performs on "I Got The Mic"

IGTM Episode 4, Season 1

Eli Lu, Richard Lawson, Tina Knowles Lawson

Feature Poet: Theresa tha SONGBIRD

Musical Guest Performer: Clay Dub

Talent (Wordsmiths & Black History Month Changemakers )
Candace Nicholas-Lippman, Carvin Haggins, CRSBLK, Gideon Nhyiraba, LaJoy, Lamont Wilkins, Lauryn Nichole, Lindo Yes, Lyrical Faith, McKenzie Franklin, Mintah, and Quentin Williams.


A-Game, Roni Marsalis, Sarah Rose, and Tstarnay

Black History Month Change Agents
Cicley Gay, Emily Amador, Jordan White, Jules Horowitz, Nia Miranda, Terrence Terrell, Tiffanie Anderson, Trell Thomas

IGTM Episode 3, Season 1

Eli Lu, Richard Lawson , Tina Knowles Lawson

Guest Co-Hosts
Marsai Martin , JD McCrary

Musical Guest Performer: JD McCrary

Talent (Wordsmiths & Visual Artists)
American Family, Amira & Kayla, Anabel, Anointed Warrior, Azuri Hardy-Jones, Chauntelle Nma-Batera Donzooya, De’Asia Hood, DGLS, Deonta Steele, Eliezer Kesse, Evan Jazz Wright, Holiday Traditions, Kelly-O, Trippllee.E, Laila, Malachi, Mani Bahia, Nýa-Jolie, Richard Essel, and Zoe Luna

JD McCrrary & Marsi Martin host the "I Got The Mic" youth episode
Verbosity Perfoming on WACO's "I Got The Mic"

IGTM Episode 2, Season 1

Hosts: Eli Lu, Richard Lawson , Tina Knowles Lawson

Featured Poet: Abiodun Oyewole

Musical Guest Performer: Lauren “Elle” Suckaire

Word Smiths
Autumn Luke, George Lovett, Mayuri Bhandari, Salome Agbaroji, Shaila Essley, Singer, Verbosity, Vincent Berry II, and Yasmin Ali

Ghanian Fashion Designers
Aisha Ayensu, Benedict Nonterah Jr., Ellisha Boie, Eugene Lee, and Nelly Hagan-Deegbe

Cypher Talent
Chill Moody, Jade Amar, Johnny Crown, and Tyre Hakim

IGTM Episode 1, Season 1

Hosts: Eli Lu, Richard Lawson, and Tina Knowles Lawson

Featured Poet: Nikki Giovanni
Musical Guest Performers: Soul Science Lab

Crystal Valentine, Cynthia Amoah, Drew Drake, Ebonie Marie, Eli Lu, Ernestine Johnson Morrison, Jahman Hill, Jovie Tankou, King Yaw, Mina West, Miss Pinky, Nathan Kweku John, Nickia, Nyarae Francis, Prentice Powell, The Paston Jul, and Visionary

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