Inspired by early Hip Hop of the '80s and the movie Krush Groove, Blaq Ice decided to try his hand at being a rap artist. After a brief encounter with a local Rap group called the M.O.C. crew, his passion for words, writing and performing finally came to life. He cultivated his silky-smooth style in the Englewood community in his hometown of Chicago, where he also founded the international P.O.E.T organization in 1990. Over the next 25 years his career would go from local to international.
Great News, 2018 has been a momentous year for King of Poetry Blaq Ice. In February 18, he release a book and CD, on March 18th, he won his 5th Chicago Music Award and on April 15th he released his 23rd Spoken Word album VERBAL COLLISION.
He had a national feature performance on NBC 5 and won the 2018 Langston Hughes Award for Humanity July 14th.
In August, he would go on an international Mexico tour and in September, INTERNATIONAL SPOKEN WORD MONTH, he would put on the crowning poetry event of the year, THE NATIONAL SPOKEN WORD AWARDS, live in Chicago.
KING OF POETRY
Blaq Ice is more than just a Spoken Word Artist or poet, but he is a true entertainer. His skills come in many different forms. As a host and emcee, he is electrifying and adds a chemistry to any event he is a part of. As a DJ, he knows what to play and when to play it.
In addition, his hosting skills gives an added advantage, it's like getting 2 in 1. As a lecturer and public speaker, his ability to connect to his audiences, has left many who have heard him inspired and motivated.
Blaq Ice is just who you need to add a little Blaq Icing on the cake. To book Blaq Ice for your upcoming event, call us now at 312.719.7310 or 708.267.9725