Poetry vs. Hip Hop 1/2/20Thursday, January 02 2020 6:00pm Doors / 7:00pm Start
- Front Premier
Poetry vs. Hip Hop 1/2/20
7pm - Dinner - Doors - Short Film on the making of Poetry vs. Hip-Hop
8:30 - Showtime / Featured Performers / Live Music Concert
9:30 - Poetry vs. Hip-Hop (friendly) Battle between 5 poets & 5 MCs
11pm - Autographs and pics for the 'Gram!
Hosted by Award Winning Poet & Comedian Queen Sheba as seen on Robert Glasper's latest album, Verses & Flow and Creative Loafing's Spoken Word Artist of the Year!
Comedic Commentators: Tony Award Winner Georgia Me & Carolinas King of Comedy OD Odell
Soundtrack by: Dj Knodat
In each city we look for the 5 best poets to side with Queen Sheba on #TeamPoetry and the 5 best MCs to side with Grey - Guest Captain of the emcees to oppose the poets and see who's got the best lyrics & stage show!
How it works: 5 ATL Poets will go head-to-head with 5 ATL Emcees in a FRIENDLY, all Peace and all Love "battle". Queen Sheba will call up one poet and one emcee for each round, they are REQUIRED to hug (or dap or show each other love in some way) to emphasize the bridging of gaps and culture - then the Poet and the Emcee performs one at a time; with the order being alternated each round. IE: Round I - if a poet starts, then an emcee will start the second round. Each artist is encouraged to perform their BEST work in a 4 minute time period - then at the end of each round the audience cheers wildly, throws money, stomps on the floor and goes bananas for their favorite performance. The team who conquers the best out of 5 rounds wins!
What do you win?!: Bragging rights! Connections, new friends, and networking. Healing people's hearts. Saving someone from a messed up relationship. These are all the things you REALLY win! And then, you get to Snapchat all your friends and tell them you won your round and your team won the battle! Most shows, the winners of each round gets to choose between a mystery envelope with a small cash stipend (YAY! Chicken and Waffles for everyone!) -OR- some Poetry vs. Hip-Hop (PvHH) swag.
At the end of the show: Audience members are introduced to the best Poetry, Spoken Word & Hip-Hop ATL has to offer and you will leave feeling empowered and light hearted, cheering, hugging and taking pictures with everyone! The artists are reminded they are the pulse of their community and are continued to be inspired to produce great works to heal the world.