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Multidisciplinary artist, e.g. bailey, is an award winning spoken word artist, poet, theatre artist, filmmaker, and producer, among others. He recently released his debut album, American Afrikan, which debuted at #35 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts. Recognized by artists such as Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets, Bob Holman and others, he is one of the leading spoken word artists of his generation. Born in Saclepea, Liberia, he is a founder of several foundational entities in the local and national community including Tru Ruts Endeavors; Sirius B, male performance collective; Arkology, spoken word and music collective; the National Spoken Word Coalition, and others. e. g. is a winner of the Hughes Knight Diop Poetry Award and several of his poems have been published in Solid Ground, the millennial issue of Drumvoices Revue, and Warpland, a publication by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for creative writing. He was a co-founder and co-producer of Write On RaDio!, an award winning weekly literary radio program on KFAI Fresh Air Radio, where he is currently an on air personality for the Tehuti (Divine Speech) spoken word and hip hop show on Sunday nights (www.kfai.org). Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records is a multigenre record label, which he founded and runs with his partner, Shá Cage. e.g. is also founder and director of the MN Spoken Word Association, Minnesota’s first resource organization dedicated to spoken word artists and poets.

Multidisciplinary artist, e.g. bailey, is a award winning spoken word artist, poet, theatre artist, filmmaker, and producer, among others. He recently released his debut album, American Afrikan, which debuted at #35 on the CMJ Hip Hop Charts. Recognized by artists such as Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Umar Bin Hassan of the Last Poets, Bob Holman and others, he is one of the leading spoken word artists of his generation. Born in Saclepea, Liberia, he is a founder of several foundational entities in the local and national community including Tru Ruts Endeavors; Sirius B, male performance collective; Arkology, spoken word and music collective; the National Spoken Word Coalition, and others. e. g. is a winner of the Hughes Knight Diop Poetry Award and several of his poems have been published in Solid Ground, the millennial issue of Drumvoices Revue, and Warpland, a publication by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center for creative writing. He was a co-founder and co-producer of Write On RaDio!, an award winning weekly literary radio program on KFAI Fresh Air Radio, where he is currently an on air personality for the Tehuti (Divine Speech) spoken word and hip hop show on Sunday nights (www.kfai.org). Tru Ruts/Speakeasy Records is a multigenre record label, which he founded and runs with his partner, Shá Cage. e.g. is also founder and director of the MN Spoken Word Association, Minnesota’s first resource organization dedicated to spoken word artists and poets.

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