My first time hearing about 3BM was through my friend Jasminum McMullen. If memory serves me correctly, it was at her album release party. She was sharing some of her influences on the spoken word scene. She mentioned how grateful she was for the influences of Moe Mentum Garrett and Odyssey. I’ve been covering the poetry scene for over a year now and one of the places that I said I wanted to experience before the Summer was over was Talk to Me Mondays. Monday is usually my night to stay at home and relax, I rarely go out and that’s by choice. I decided to change it up just a bit to experience a set that I’ve heard many talk about. There were a lot of familiar faces in house, many of Chicago’s most talented poets are affiliated with 3BM. The first thing that stuck out was the friendly atmosphere, that always helps especially if it’s your first time going somewhere. Ms. Queen Quisine herself was handling the door. I can’t think of anyone better to greet attendees of an event. Danielle’s smile is infectious! She is always cheerful and warm when I see her. Moe Mentum Garrett was making his rounds greeting guests and snapping pictures. I think it’s very important that if you are hosting an event you are connecting with people and he did a great job. It was a rainy evening but that did not put a damper on the energy. The DJ kept the sounds going with classics as well as accepted requests which allowed the audience to participate in setting the mood for the evening. Odyssey did a great job of c0-hosting the event, he kept the audience engaged, and uplifted throughout the duration of the night. You could definitely tell that this 3BM is a team that works together. I really enjoyed the performances. I had the opportunity to hear some poets that I have never heard before and experienced a phenomenal violin performance. I’m glad that I finally experienced Talk to Me Mondays, it’s another great set on the Chicago scene. Check out a clip from last nights event
That’s my 2 cents!!
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