Monday, December 27, 2010

Mahogany featuring Xplicit from Saint Louis!!

Join us on Wednesday, jan 5th at Queen Sheba Restaurant as we welcome Xplicit from St.Louis...This man is highly recommended by the who's who of the poetry scene..I took this write up from

The STL scene has its share of spoken word venues and poets to grace the mic for those venues.

In the words of STL spoken word artist Corey Black said on Facebook about the recent spoken word outbreak:

" Its way too many open mic nights in St. Louis. The poetry scene is gonna be so lame by the end of spring. Too oversaturated. Im gonna start my own open mic night, everyone else has one.".....

As with any trend, you have your originators and your copiers which can cause the oversaturartion. In the spoken word game, it’s no different. But it’s best to be a creator than a follower. One of those creators is local poet, college grad, math and stats wiz and businessman Xplicit. Since 2007, he has been blazing the poetry scene with his dynamic, rhythmic flow and creative wordplay becoming one of the “Young Princes of Spoken Word Poetry” in St. Louis.

Forward three years to 2010 and one will see that this brash and handsome, Bloomington, Illinois native, and former college professor is moving full speed with his poetry career becoming a mover and shaker in the promotions game as well by co-creating the spoken word promotions company Soul U, and three spoken word events: the weekly Soul Stages and the “on hiatus” monthly Soulace and Soul Live. 

CD art for his upcoming CD,Spoken Acid

He is also gearing up for the upcoming release of his second spoken word CD, Spoken Acid (his first wasRealize and Relax released in 2008) first with a listening party April 7 at Twisted Olive on Delmar and a release party at Soul Stage April 11 at STL Finest Bar and Grill.

Xplicit—who shortened his name from Xplicitly Intelligent in 2007—started recording his newest CD last September while juggling his day job teaching math and statistics at a city college in St. Louis. But in December, he made the hard decision to quit teaching and walked on faith to do poetry for a living.

“When I stopped teaching, I had to come up with a product,” Xplicit said. “ It was time for a new CD.”

He also talked about his process recording Spoken Acid.

“As a poet, you gotta have inspiration to write,” Xplicit said. “My inspiration is living life and people talking about their experiences. I wanted this CD to have a different vibe than other CDs. It has a down to earth feel to it, more like a mixtape CD using industry beats. It’s also a studio CD where I had to go into the studio and record.”

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dec 22nd featuring Bay Area Poet Jason Bayani!!!

Come check us out dec 22nd as we welcome back to our stage, Mr. Jason bayani!! Jason is a veteran of the Bay area slam scene, and he has rocked the Mahogany stage several times in the past. It's been years since he's been to Sacramento, and by special request, we are bringing him back to our's some quick info about this poet:

List of some of my many accomplishments:

15 time 3rd place finisher in several track meets.

Spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2008 from my living room to the TV with the volume off. The crowd loved it.

Three time nominee for Jason Bayani's "Best Dude Ever" award. 2nd most nominated person -- God.

Achieved a 10th degree black belt in Brazilian Joo Jitzu (not to be confused with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) under the tutelage of some guy who calls himself Chad Gracie (I do have a suspicion that he might not be an actual Gracie).

Won the award for "Best Actor" by my mom when she came to see me in a 4th grade play.

1704 Broadway (queen sheba) 9pm  $5 cover

Monday, December 6, 2010

December 8,2010 featuring Bernovem!!

Celebrate your great week with a great event!! This Wednesday we are featuring Bernovem!!


Born and raised here in the town, Bernovem (burr-no-vuhm) is a burgeoning artist who just recently emerged on the scene. What began as penning prose for personal release has now become a calling to share his energy with everyone. With words no longer encaged – a poet has been discovered… So let s/he who has ears hear as he formally introduces himself and his talents to Sacramento. Wednesday December 8th!
Prepare to be moved!

Bernovem Mahogany Urban Poetry Series
email: 9:00pm $5 cover
or: 1704 Broadway
(916) 706-8293 Queen Sheba Restaurant
Sacramento, CA 95818