1. When did you first discover your love for spoken word?
At the age of Nine! I remember sitting at my grandparents house in Louisiana for Christmas, we had just opened our gifts andjust for fun I was playing on my moms laptop and I just started writing not one but two poems. I wish i had more of a grander story but I don't, it was really that simple. Like I really felt as though poetry found me at the young age of nine, that it knew I dared to be different and wanted to give me a new way to express myself is all!
2. Take us through the mental and physical process of spoken word.
There isn't one! I write what I feel at the moment or what I have been feeling and it's at that time I choose to get it out. Most times I go through writers blocks when I feel like i have things that i need to get off my chest so I have no choice but to sit and Waite and let the words come to me. I can't force it, with my poetry it's my life in stanza form so if my life don't want the story being told at that moment then it will not allow me to write anything until the time is right! Sometimes it happens right away sometimes it takes weeks or even months it just depends on whatever my life chooses to do. So there is no process, I don't "meditate", I do not go on retreats or anything like that lol it's all really on my life's time!
3. Would you say that spoken word effects your stance on life in a broader sense, if so, how?
Spoken word allows me to view life and question life differently. It's almost like I'm a journalist trying to report a story, so I have to get the hard cold facts to make sure I am giving you guys nothing but honesty, nothing but truth in everything! Spoken word allows me to see tragedy and pain in a more artistic way. So in a way it does help take a different stance on the art form cause it allows me to be free and raw on the situations around me.
4. If you could share one thing with someone who is struggling to "surrender" to a practice that brings them joy/inner peace, what would that be?
Just be you!! See society doesn't want you to find your inner peace or joy unless it's in their box of things to do! Fuck the bull shit! If smoking helps you find your inner peace do that shit! If singing or rapping helps you find your inner peace Do that shit! Like I feel as though we let go of things or don't do things that makes us happy because of the fact society says it not a thing or someone that sucks society's dick and does everything society tells them to do told you that it wasn't a thing like fuck them and do you! Dare to be different! Dare to be bold! Dare to be free!