37 minutes | Oct 27th 2020

TJJS - Ep.28 - Boris "Bluz" Rogers & the "We Are Hip Hop" Event (11/6-8/2020)and I give Props! And... VOTING>not voting.

I catch up with one of our area's finest artists, organizers and creative mind, Boris "Bluz" Rogers and we kick it around a bit over his career in the Spoken Word world, his Poetry,Hip Hop and where it's taken him and how it has been a blessing to give back to his community!

Peep his Bio from Reverbnation:
From humble southern beginnings Bluz has risen through the ranks of spoken word entertainment. He is the slam master and coach of SlamCharlotte, A competitive team of poets whom he led to back to back National Poetry Slam victories in 2007 and 2008. Bluz is the 2008 LEAF Festival poetry slam champion. In 2003, Bluz solidified a spot hosting a segment on Charlotte’s #1 urban Radio station every Friday morning at 9:50am.

Bluz has been performing spoken word and hosting events for 7 years. He was the host of the RedBull StreetStyle Contest, Fresh fest B-BOY break dance contest and participated in the Redbull “SayWhat” spoken word workshop. An active member in the community, Bluz has worked on several projects with organizations such Junior Achievement, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Wachovia, Bank Of America, CBS Radio, Radio Disney, ESPN, SPEED TV, BET, and NASCAR where he wrote and performed several intros for the Nationally televised showed NASCAR:TODAY in which he won an Emmy.

Bluz has shared the stage with several distinguished poets, Taylor Mali, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Gil Scott Heron and he has opened for many national recording artist such as Outkast, Amel Larrieux, Yung Jeezy, Little Brother, Pink Floyd, Last Poets, D'Angelo, John Legend, Soulganic, Del La Sol, KRS ONE and more. 
He is the author of a book of poetry(Articulate Slang), released 3 cds, and featured at world famous Nuyorican poets Café and Bowery Poetry Club. All of these accomplishments pale in comparison to his role as father to three beautiful children, husband to a dynamic wife, and friend to a core of poets known as the Concrete Generation who constantly help him push the limit of poetry. Bluz remains a visionary in the art of spoken word and slam poetry. His relentless pursuit to reinvent himself and the art form keep him in the upper echelon of poetry. 
This is Bluz.

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