Lyrical Expressions – Postponed
Sun Jun 07
Doors: 6:00 pm Show: 7:00 pm
presented by ET Productions
Sun Jun 07 Doors: 6:00 pm Show: 7:00 pm
presented by ET Productions
Lyrical Expressions – Postponed
This event has been postponed (from March 31) to a TBD date. All tickets will be honored at this new date.
Royce Hall (Host)
Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is an Atlanta based recording artist, performance poet, author, actor/screenplay writer, multi-instrumentalist, MC, vocalist, composer, songwriter, arranger, activist and public speaker. As an actor, Royce can be seen as a lead character in stageplays and series/films such as Zora! Let the People Sing, Beyond Betrayal, Lying In Bed, See Me, Seen, Refracted Reflections, Eden’s Garden and much more. As a music artist, he is currently finalizing his sophomore EP series, FIFTH: Dapper Liberation. Over the years, Royce’s infectious live performances have afforded him opportunities to open for artists such as Brian McKnight, Talib Kweli, The Floacist, KRS One, K. Michelle, Donnell Jones, MuMu Fresh and many others. His matrimony of words and sounds is an undeniable experience that draws his audience to him. As a writer, he released his first book of poetry, Rioting At Dawn, in 2015 and his second, Poetix, in 2018. He is also a 2016 Black Trans Advocacy Rising Star and GA Voice 2017 Best of Atlanta award recipient (Live Performance Artist). Royce is an alum of FAMU (Florida A & M University) where he studied Animal Science/Pre Vet Medicine and minored in Music.
The Bronx Very Own, November, the music industry’s newest Unsigned Independent Recording Artist, Songwriter, lyricist, actor, all around talented entertainer and; performer. November kicked through the door as an Independent Artist performing throughout New York City’s underground scene starting in early 2015. With Witty bars, punchlines, slick catchy hooks and thought provoking metaphors, he’s quickly noticed by many, both mainstream and underground. November, is a TRUE artist. He paints lyrical pictures providing you with a look into being honest with yourself, relating his stories of struggle as they transform into success stories. A lyrical perfectionist, November feeds his talent with daily writing and guides his success with hard work, faith, and passion. As November continues to perform and interview in the Atlanta area, promoting his current single “No Pressure” that is being called PRESSURE by fans and listeners. With high praises and all positive reviews, the future of November and this song looks bright. Some of November’s biggest performances to date were, (Jan 2018) at Sounds of Brazil (SoB) in New York, The famous HardRock Cafe in downtown Atlanta, Apache, as well as City Winery in Atlanta. November aims to deliver while maintaining the true essence of hip hip, with Dope hooks, true stories, and beats that KNOCK. November shows hope in times of hardship, through his music, showing others can do the same. November’s slogan is “November’s Coming”, and one way or another, he is.
Born into an already musical family, Antoine JaQuard (whose birth name is Antoine JaQuard-Angle Dodson) has been electrifying audiences worldwide with his unique and passionate performances since the age of 4. These performances have taken him from The Apollo Theatre in New York (his segment helped “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” to be nominated for an NAACP image award. The video of his performance on YouTube has surpassed 1,000,000 views), to The Jenny Jones Show in Chicago and back home to Virginia at the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts and the Hampton Coliseum.
Blessed with a four-octave range and the ability to capture an audience, Antoine has received praise and accolades from some of the biggest names in the music industry. Studying briefly at the Berklee College of Music in Boston afforded him the opportunity to co-headline a concert at the Berklee Performance Center, which has drawn the likes of Quincy Jones and many other legendary artists.
Since the release of a new single (“Crazy Love”) and relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, Antoine has already performed with rising local talent (Baby Rose, Keem Litty) headlining shows at the famed Atlanta venues: Smith’s Olde Bar (who has hosted the likes of B.o.B. and John Mayer), The Masquerade and The Drunken Unicorn. He also performed at the 2018/2019 Taste of Soul Atlanta Music Festival alongside Kelly Price, Chante Moore and PJ Morton. His new music, which he calls Rock-N-Soul, is what he hopes to be the catalyst of a new musical movement. “I sing to people. That’s people of all color, races, religions, and whatever other differences you can think of, because when I’m onstage we’re all there to have a great time. I sing to inspire, to lift people up and bring them together. That’s what music is really all about. So who’s ready to get lifted?
Destiny Da Chef
Richmond Virginia native Destinydachef hip hop artist emcee storyteller motivational speaker. Discovered by May Bach music group producer Beat Billionaire, she now resides in Atlanta for career stardom. Destinydachef who is also creative in the kitchen also uses her story to creatively inspire her audience to heal by transparency in her music. “I Wanna Feed You” her slogan is letting her audience know she wants to feed your soul to heal your heart. This is an important message because a broken heart is what got her started and a healing heart is what gave her purpose
Theresa tha Songbird
Musical, lyrical, theatrical alchemist, sprinkling magic, and hot sauce on every microphone she touches Theresa tha SONGBIRD is a supernatural wellspring of entertainment. Hailing from the south suburbs of Chicago, and calling Atlanta home. Theresa is dedicated to increasing accessibility of arts and humanities to young people through outreach in school systems across the country, and as a talent consultant and coach through her company BIRD Media Enterprises. As a poet and singer she’s had the honor of her poem You So Black going viral from her appearance on the 2019 Trumpet Awards on Bounce TV, as well as being cast in Season 3 of Verses and Flow on TV One. She’s also recently graced the stage alongside the luminary talents of Jill Scott, Arrested Development, Jasmine Sullivan and Robert Glasper. Amidst running businesses and touring the globe in 2017 Songbird self published her first book of poetry, MASS MATTER MAGIC, which is available on Amazon.
A Progressive Hip-Hop artist/songwriter based in Atlanta, GA. Since releasing his independent debut “Broken Dreams” in 2010, he’s developed tremendously as a forward thinking lyricist, a craftsman both in-studio + live on stage, and as a thought leader in the creative community (via Fresh & Local ATL).
His music has been featured in numerous TV/Film productions such as UFC’s Road to the Octagon, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s travel show Vinyl Destination, 11:55, The Rookie on ABC, You Me Her via Audience Network (DirecTV Exclusive), Step Up: High Water, and many others. J.Nolan recently made an appearance on NYC radio station Hot 97’s new show “Top Shelf Freestyle” hosted by esteemed battle rap legend, Loaded Lux.