I am so excited I can hardly type this message! Tonight I will be competing in the third level of competition at the world famous Apollo Theater! I feel so blessed to have made it thus far. I was just speaking to someone who works at the Apollo and that person said that spoken word poets usually do so poorly at the Apollo that they were actually thinking about taking that particular category out of the competition two years ago! Thankfully I am still in it and I hope to advance to the Super Top Dog Finals in October!
It is an amazing feeling to be a native Harlemite, performing at the Apollo Theater, in Harlem, and speaking about my home of Harlem. It is incredible and such an honor!
Every time I step on that stage I am representing Harlem KW Project, LLC! I went into this competition because of HKWP. The grand prize is $10,000 and I would love to donate some of that money to our company, as well as some to supporting the arts in Harlem. Tonight, as I did both times in February, I will be wearing my HKWP shirt. On Feb. 15 I wore my white one, Feb. 29 I wore my black, so tonight, of course, I must wear a red one! HKWP STAND UP!!
Thank you to every single person who has come out to support me thus far! Tonight's group is my biggest yet! There will be over SIXTY people in the Apollo Theater tonight cheering me on, as far as I know! I cannot wait!
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