This weekend I had the opportunity to attend Herban Soul Open Mic at Some Like It Black for the first time. It was a pretty dope open mic hosted by Bro. Amir in a nice intimate setting. The nights features were none other than Jeronimo and Tuyeni both epic artists and of course great open Mic artists. I suggest you give Herban Soul a spin.
Fresh Faith Fridays returns with another anointed open mic. Check out the video!!
Every now and then Mr. Openyonated gets a little creative. Take a listen to “Our Love” from my book entitled “Memoirs From the Heart” The project is available on Amazon.com
Many people have seen the hastags #Freedom and #TheMovement lately and may have wondered just what it was all about. On Friday October 21st the suspense ended! The launch event was held at Living Clean Entertainment located at 1539 South Pulaski in Chicago. The night was filled with some of Chicago’s most talented spoken word artists doing what they do best on the mic however, the main event was the unveiling of the visual Freedom. The mastermind behind #TheMovement is spoken word artist Michael “Double G” Kielanowicz. The movement is a call to action and unity in a world of division. Many sets were represented at the unveiling and definitely seems to a turn in the right direction for a city such as Chicago. We think everyone will love the visual and most of all the message! Check out some of the scenes from last night’s event. Be sure to follow Double G and #TheMovement. Follow Openyonated.com on all social media as @MrOpenyonated and be sure to subscribe to our you tube channel!
Kells The Artist Co-host of Epic Night Open Mic & Team At Ease releases his new visual “Put It All In The Verse” Kells is a recording artist, author, motivational speaker and Chicago native. His latest album Abnormal is definitely worth putting in rotation. Check him out and keep up with Kells on his Facebook pages. https://www.facebook.com/kellstheartist/ https://www.facebook.com/epicnightopenmic/
Check out scenes from the latest edition of Epic Night Open Mic. Epic is hosted by Kells The Artist & Prolific in a comfortable space for artist to broadcast their talents, Come Blaze the mic & be apart of an Epic Experience Every 2nd Friday 2237 South Michigan Chgo, IL
How well do you handle situations that have the potential to totally throw your life off track? Some people fold under adversity, some survive and then there are those who soar! Elia S. Qasim AKA EQ steps center stage to bring you his first studio project “Emotional Intelligence” He is a part of the At Ease Poetry collective but this project allows him to stand in the forefront and tell his own story. For those of you who might question what Emotional Intelligence is have no fear the project opens with an explanation and it will give you some insight as you listen. First off I will say that this work will bless people’s lives and help them through rough patches. Elia seems to be following the trend of being a transparent man and openly shares his life with those who will listen. This is important for a number of reasons however the most important reason is that there are so many men suffering silently without anyone to talk to, feeling like there is no one who can empathize with them and that no one cares. I was automatically pulled in when EQ began sharing his story with “Head On.” He’s performed this piece before but when you sit alone with it takes on a deeper meaning. How can you go on when you’re hit head on with an attack? EQ gives you an answer to that question. EQ also shines on “Beauty” where he models how a man mentally should be thinking about a woman in addition. We also get a look into Elia’s work life which seems to be another emotional load that needs to be carried and managed appropriately. I came out of the project realizing that even though you don’t see people’s stories on the surface everyone has one and they are equally important. This project is a testament to those who fight through their challenges and make it to the other side. It’s a light at the end of the tunnel for every man child that has had Pandora’s box ripped open by someone who had more experience. This album is hopeful and very necessary! Keep in tune with EQ by following him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/elia.qasim?ref=br_rs , his artist page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EQPoetry/ and on IG at @eliaqasim
Who will rise from the ranks to declare themselves as a champion and capable of rallying the troops to victory? Not everyone is capable of shining in battle but, Jeronimo has stepped up and laid claim to be the one who will loosen the Gordian Knot. I remember years ago when Mama Brenda Matthews made the statement that poets are street prophets and would be instrumental in reaching the masses to inspire young people to do great things. I feel that the Gordian Knot is setting the stage for BIG things to happen not only for Jeronmio but for those who align themselves with him and follow his lead. He has put together a great project with HUGE pieces. This comes off as a statement cd, a portrait is being painted and in it Jeronimo appears to be a giant. The interludes included seem to provide evidence that he is who he say he is, someone who is sought after on many occasions. The features on the project seem to strengthen his case. The project includes features from Black Heaven (Solace Souls), Darlin Mikki (Team At Ease), Amber M Whitted (Solace Souls), Muva The Creator, K Love, Sohje and LeftLane E. These aren’t just features, they are major contributions to the project and will totally blow you away! There is enough lyrical dynamite on this project to level a skyscraper. Jeronimo’s style is a mixture of rap and poetry and it’s a good marriage arrangement. Summer of 2017 has definitely been the Summer of poetry albums in Chicago and The Gordian Knot stands tall and does not disappoint. Make sure you grab a copy !!! To follow Jeronimo’s work make sure you add him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/JERONIMOSPEAK and in Instagram @jeronimo_speaks