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CharRon chats with Lathrop based Jose Garcia Martin AKA Varitas Poetic. 209 is the building!
- Poetic Origin
- Christian rappers
- Christian republicans
- Brandon Leake
- Midwest life
- Black Latino?
- Black ownership
- Blacks in tech
- Spoken word in the Bay Area
- Rap names
Social Media & Websites
Youtube and Instagram: Veritas Poetic
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CharRon continues his chat with Marvin in part two of this 2-part episode. Marvin discuss the Asian detachment with Black and Latinos. He talk about his first slam win. He answers our Page vs Stage question and Top 5 rappers. Which goes overboard since he has different categories.
CharRon Smith chatted with his long time friend and Poet, Marvin Xia. We discuss his upbringing and Living in the Central Valley. His mundane professional life change when he graduated Sac State University because his poetic journey started later than other poets. This is part one of a two part episode.
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CharRon will be taken a needed rest for 2 weeks and Iambic will be collecting more interviews with poets, Poet Laureates, Rappers, Performers, and Artists for you to enjoy. Thank you for listening and will be back on September 1st.
CharRon zoom chat with Sacramento new comedian, Kellz Barksdale from New Jersey, who is also a spoken word artist that merge both poetry and comedy together. He created his moniker, Jokenword. We discuss his origin story. His poetry style. Why he does comedy and poetry together? He discusses his journey from the east coast to the west coast, then from Southern to Northern California. His zoom show, Joke and word. His connection with Coon the Poet, T.K. Kirkland, and Wanda Syke. He talks about his book, The Art in Jokenword. Plus, a poem performance, Monopoly.
Social media and Website:
Social media: Jokenword
Voyage LA interview:
Random Thoughts Podcast Episode #162
Book: Art of Jokenword by Kellz Barksdale:
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Excerpts: (found on Youtube):
- Poem: Entanglement
- Comedy Set at Sacramento Punchline
CharRon chats, via Skype, with Spoken word artist, Published author, and Hip hop head: Malik Kaume-Dau Saunders. We discuss his poem: Reader’s Digest, his 2 books, page vs the stage , Top 5 rappers and Social media. This is part two of a two part episode.
Social media and Websites:
Facebook: Malik Kaume-Dau Saunders
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Excerpt (on youtube)
Poems from Serendipity Memoirs from the 5th floor
CharRon got the honor to talk to former Sacramento Poet Laureate, Sac Poetry Center President, Poet, Musician, Book Publisher and English Professor; Bob Stanley. We discuss about being Poet laureate, Being President of a Poetry organization, being a publisher and owner of Random Lanes Press, Being a Published Writer, His music and his Love for poetry.
Facebook: Bob Stanley
Random Lane Press
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CharRon had a zoom chat with his former band mate and good friend Eric “Letter K” Luis. Letter K has a multitude of endeavors during his two decade career. From his janitorial start, he has achieved being in management in Grocery and Tech Industry. But his career also consists of being a published Author, Lead Vocalist (Intercourse & Alphabet Asylum), Videographer, Actor, Record Label founder, Pinball machine Restorer, Show Producer, Show Writer, Mixologist, and front runner.
Check out some of his catalog:
Alphabet Asylum – The Balance album
Letter K solo songs – https://soundcloud.com/eric-letter-k-luis/tracks
Video Cookbook – https://youtu.be/glCZrnd6UR0
K’s House – https://www.youtube.com/user/KoftheAsylum
209Vibe – https://youtu.be/Q39bm8mFmJE
Strommers Rock – Down in the dirt http://scars.tv/dirt/dirt.htm
Excerpt: Song or Show Clips:
- Alphabet Asylum – I write Rhyme
- Alphabet Asylum – Just a Suggestion
- Alphabet Asylum – Another MC (Remix)
- K’s House Promo
- Video Cookbook Christmas Special
This part 2 of our two part episode with Coon the poet. Coon speaks about his US poetry tour and goes into talking about recording an album. We talk to Coon about being a Sacramento Poet Laureate candidate. We discuss the awards he has won and his latest podcast, KingME podcast. We then asked the Page vs Stage question and his top 5 rappers. Coon gives a salute to the Legacy of Sacramento Rappers. We finish with his social media information.
Excerpt: (found on YouTube)
Coon the poet – Anniversary poem
KingMe podcast: Season
Brandon Leake has been writing poetry since high school. Since then, he has been writing, teaching, and performing poetry professionally for 15 years. He has won several Slam poetry Tournaments, writing chapbooks and anthologies, creating 2 albums, and running a non-profit organization called Called to Move.
June 30, 2020 – Brandon Leake was the first Spoken Word artist to perform on America’s got talent. With a heart moving poetry performance, Howie Mandel hit the Golden Buzzer.
To learn more about Brandon Leake, Check out his podcast interview on Iambic poetry podcast. Hit the link above.