Jane the Message: High Functioning

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2wqm4-dba54b

CharRon chatted, via Zoom, with Bay Area Battle rapper, Jane the Message.

 

Topics discussed:

 

  • Jane’s Origin
  • Love for Hip-hop
  • Love for Poetry
  • Love for Ballet
    • Her 2014 injury
  • What are Rap battles
  • Her Albums:
    • High Functioning 
    • Better than nothing mixtape
  • Her songs:
    • Sick
    • Hurt
  • Mental health
  • Being a music producer
  • Page vs. Stage
  • Top 5 rappers
  • Eminem
  • Her style

 

Social media and Website

 

Jane the message:

www.janethemessage.com

IG: Ninjajanie

SoundCloud.com/jane-the-message

Facebook

 

Iambic poetry podcast:

Linktr.ee/iambiczine

RawNe: Stockton’s Finest

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3dccc-db4fad

CharRon sat down and chatted via Zoom with Rapper and Radio personality RawNe.

 

Topics Discuss:

  • Her origin Story
  • Her love for hip-hop
  • Slam poet first
  • Stockton poetry spots
  • Military Time
  • Snow Shock
  • Rap Business
  • Unomene Production
  • Radio Personality
  • Her city Anthem Song
  • Black Eyed Peas “Bebot” video shoot
  • Page vs Stage
  • Top 5 rappers

 

Social Media

Instagram: @unomene

 

Welcome to my city video:

https://youtu.be/ZoPQ_v3PwqM

 

RawNe:

https://soundcloud.com/user944692305

 

Website:

Iambic Poetry podcast

https://linktr.ee/iambiczine

Izzy Lala: Her heart song

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mskt2-d905f1

CharRon sits down with Published Author, Poet, and longtime friend,  Izzy Lala.

 

Topics discuss:

 

Poet Origin: Isabel to Izzy Lala

Dealing with Co-Vid 19

Charcoal Art drawings

Ekphrastic poem: poems written on Art pieces

Poetry shows

Journalism

Her Blog: www.Izzylala.com

Her Book: Her Heart Song

Her Mother

Page vs. stage

Erykah Badu – Her idol

Her Head wraps

Short stint recording artist

 

Social media:

Instagram: @Izzylala

Facebook: Isabel Ward

 

Website:

www.izzylala.com

 Book: Her Heart Song – click here 

Iambic Poetry podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Aric Jackson: Speak Poet. Poet becomes Speaker Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-abui6-d6eeef
CharRon sat down with Award winning Motivational Speaker A’ric Johnson. This is part 2 of a two part episode

Topics discuss:

  • Forgiveness
  • His Mother
  • Don’t be scared to be you
    • Dumbing Down
    • Servant mode
  • Published Author:
    • 5 things your Guidance Counselor didn’t tell you
    • 51 secrets
    • Book commission
  • Page vs. Stage
    • Book vs. Speech
  • 3rd step to destroy your box
  • Say my name right
  • Poets and Speakers comparison

Social media and websites

A’Ric Jackson:
www.Instagram.com/Iamaricjackson
Twitter & Facebook: @aricjackson
Website: www.aricspeaks.com
5 Things Your Guidance Counselor Didn’t Tell You
Iambic Poetry podcast:
linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Aric Jackson – Speak Poet: Slam Poet becomes Motivational Speaker Part 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tsffy-d68579
CharRon sat down with Award winning Motivational Speaker Aric Johnson. This is part 1 of a two part episode

Topics discuss:

  • Chicago got talent
  • Aric’s Birthday
  • Poet’s origin
  • Words are powerful
  • Slam piece: Shoes
  • Poet becomes speaker
  • His father
  • 3 steps to destroy your box
  • In Living Color story

Social media and websites

Aric Jackson:
Social Media:
www.instagram.com/Iamaricjackson
www.twitter.com/aricjackson
www.facebook.com/aricjackson
Website:
www.aricspeaks.com
Iambic Poetry podcast:
linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Grace Loescher: Proofs in the work

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-yzfa3-d65698

CharRon sat down with Sammie nominated Slam Champion Grace Loescher

 

Topics discuss

 

  • Poet Origin
  • Speak out Sacramento
  • Creation district
  • Local celebrities support
  • Slam poetry champ
  • Page vs stage
  • Spoken word album
  • Previous episodes
  • Social media

 

Social media and websites:

Grace Loescher

Spotify & Itunes: Some Call it Holy

SM: @Gracemakesstuff

Website:

www.gracemakesstuff.com

www.speakoutsacramento.org

 

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

linktr.ee/Iambiczine

Paul Willis: From Coast to Coast Part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-cq3z7-d60d0f

CharRon sat down with Hip-hop artist Paul Willis.

Topics Discuss:

  • Member for ZFG or Soul Media
  • Sac Ballet
  • Crest Theatre
  • Hip Hop theatre
  • Spoken Word as a Tool
  • African American relationship with Africa
  • Page vs Stage
  • Poet Laureate Trials
  • Keynote Speaker
  • Social Media

 

His Album:

  • The Guardian
  • Downtown Crossing
  • Blue Line to Wonderland

 

Social Media:

Paul Willis

paulwillisishiphop.bandcamp.com

 

Iambic Poetry Podcast:

linktr.ee/iambiczine

Iambic’s Meet the Host: NSAA: Part 1

Lawrence “NSAA” Dinkins is a Renaissance man: Veteran Poet, Poetry Show Host, Blogger, Recording artist, photographer, graphic designer, podcaster, entrepreneur and book author. A Detroit native, his portfolio life has made him an active artist in the Sacramento art and poetry scene. He appears in June’s Issue of Iambic.

His latest event is Poet vs. Band on June 11, 2017 At Gold Lion Arts (2733 Riverside Blvd) at 3pm – 6pm. The event will be filled with poets and musicians & will be celebrating NSAA birthday.  For more information, visit his website: http://www.nsaa360.com

This is part 1 of our interview where we discusses his poetical Journey:

So, how long have you been doing poetry? When did you become a poetry show host?

I guess I started around 2009. The Sacramento urban poetry scene was slowing down. A lot of my favorite poetry spots was thinning out and falling off. Me becoming a host wasn’t about ego thinking, “I’m a poetry pillar” but instead it was an act of desperation. It was a finger in the dike. I didn’t know if I could save poetry at Mahogany but it was worth a try. So, I offered to host a Wednesday. I mean if one or two people are coming out I can host that. But we survived the drought and Khiry (Khiry Malik, founder of Mahogany Poetry Series) brought on more host. I am very proud to say that I helped save Mahogany in some small way. We also must give much love Zion and Queen Sheba for allowing Mahogany to stay there after they took over that location.

Do you enjoy form or academic poetry (sonnets, odes, Villanelle) or free verse?

I think all forms have their value. We are living in such an open time thankful to those like the beat poets that smashed the poetry rules making free verse a more acceptable poetry style. My love is free verse, of course. But occasionally, I write in form.

Did you perform or publish poetry in Detroit? If so, how were the poetry spots difference from Sacramento scene?

I didn’t start coming out as a poet until I got here in Sacramento.

As a sketch artist, how does it compliment your poetry?

Sketching allows you to really look at things, as does all art forms. But for me sketching allows me to really see things. You might say something is beautiful or interesting but what makes that something appealing to you. When you try to sketch it and really capture what it is that draw you to a subject you’re mind switches. In figure drawing class, you learn this. Nudity in public is a taboo because of its link to sexuality but in figure drawing class something interesting happens in your brain, a trigger, and you start to see the human body more than a sexual or shameful object but as something beautiful and difficult to capture.

You are known as a Poet veteran in the Sacramento Poetry community like Bob Stanley, Sean King, and Indigo Moor. But, you are still more active than them in streets and corporate realms. Why?

I don’t see myself as more active. Bob (Bob Stanley, president of Sacramento Poetry center) is everywhere. What I’m saying is that we just don’t know what they are doing, there is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes. Now I will say I’m a grass root poet or a poet on the street. I believe in poetry, I believe in art, that it should be accessible, have meaning, help in some way. Theater, dance, visual, short story, storytelling, spoken and written poetry, song all the art forms should elevate, imagine, reflect, solve the human experience and plight. What does it mean to be human, right now? Who are you, right now? As an artist, this is what I reach for. The other poets you mention are doing that in their own way, probably in a better way than I am.