Congratulations to LyssaLou for winning an Akademia Music Award for "Best Spoken Word Album" for About Time! The album and book have been doing great in digital stores. Tracks from the album have been streamed numerous times on iTunes and Spotify. Continue to follow LyssaLou as she increase her fan base with now an award-winning album! Get your copy today at the Shop section today! #respectdacrown
Kingdom Ink Entertainment is proud to announce the new monthly show in Birmingham, Speakeasy Sundays! The show is located at RICH Unisex Salon in Hoover, AL. National Poetry Award winners B.Royalty are the co-hosts of this phenomenal show, with food, drinks, and entertainment! Every 4th Sunday in Birmingham, stop by this salon with a friend to enjoy this great show. Poets, musicians, singers, etc. can email at firstname.lastname@example.org to be a part of this great atmosphere. #kingdominkent #respectdacrown #speakeasy205
2017 has been a great start for Kingdom Ink Entertainment. Two albums have been released by phenomenal women. In December 2016, Truthfully Speaking released her first poetry album Nothing But The Truth: Testimony Trial Part 1. Earlier this month, LyssaLou dropped a CD/book combo titled About Time. Both projects have been streamed heavily on Spotify, iTunes, and other digital stores. Look out for the next event in February at Seeds Coffee Company!
On October 28th, the 1st annual Magic City Slamfest commenced at the historic Carver Theatre in Birmingham, AL. The poetry power couple B.Royalty hosted the evented that included the poetry clubs of Alabama A&M and Alabama State Universities. Other poets that performed included Soule Xpressions, Simba, and Ci Jae Westbrooks. The crowd were mesmerized by each team's performances, as well as the artistry displayed at the Theatre.
Each round was in a different format. The first round required a team poem, with two or more people performing. The second round was the prop round, where teams could use props while performing their poems. The final round was the diss round, where teams performed a battle piece against their opponent.
Anthony "Antski" Williams hyped the crowd with his extraordinary performance during the final judging. Everyone was on their feet as Antski performed his message. After the final judging, Alabama State University was declared the 1st Annual Magic City Slamfest champions!
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The Merlin of Kingdom Ink Ent. has released his album "Paper Canvas," in stores everywhere. Produced by Poet Kerry B, the album is marinated in soulful pieces such as "Namaste" and Blurred Lines. The album is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Music! Get your copy today!
Congratulations to B.Royalty for a phenomenal weekend at the National Poetry Awards in Chicago, IL during Labor Day weekend. The poetry power couple were featured performers of the pre-awards shows and the awards ceremony. They walked away as 2-time winners of "Best Spoken Word Performance Group of the Year." They were even presenters for the "Multicultural Poet of the Year" Award. As the weekend subsided, they performed as guests at At Ease Sundays, who won "Open Mic of the Year" at the National Poetry Awards.#respectdacrown
Ci'Jae Westbrooks conquered the stage at Seeds Coffee Company on a warm Friday night on August 26th. He mesmerized the crowd with his heartfelt poetry, as the audience sat and listened with a warm cup of coffee. Many artists came and supported Ci'Jae on his very first feature as a poet. Westbrooks released his new poetry chapbook "Boys Don't Cry" shortly after his phenomenal show in Homewood. You can find his book on Amazon and Kindle!
The turn up was real at Soul Real Sundays in Seven Lounge as Kerry B celebrated his birthday. Queen Da Poetess hosted the show as artists such as Kevin Sandbloom and MJUMBE the Poet came to rock the stage. Many people came to support Kingdom Ink, as well as help Kerry B celebrate. M Dot Tha Poet from Nashville rocked his feature as well, even made the poetry power couple B.Royalty blush! Sadly, this will be the last show at Seven Lounge, as the venue closed right after the show ended. So many memorable performances were held at this venue, but the owner assured the crowd that he will open another venue in the Birmingham area.
Congratulations to Poet Kerry B, Queen Da Poetess, and Oxigen Tha Poet for bringing in nominations for multiple poetry awards!! Vote for the artists so that they can bring the trophies home!!
National Poetry Awards:
B.Royalty (Kerry B and Queen)-"Spoken Word Performance Group of the Year
Oxigen Tha Poet- Spoken Word Artist of the Year
Gifted Artist Neo Soul and Poetry Awards:
Poet Kerry B- Rising Star Poet-Male
Queen Da Poetess-Rising Star Poet-Female
Not enough words can describe the event that transpired on June 24th. A warm Friday night was followed by a blazing performance by local poetess LyssaLou. Her poetry covered topics such as love, domestic violence, racial identity, etc. A packed crowd was in awe as performances by Poet Kerry B, MJUMBE the Poet, and Truthfully Speaking. A wonderful night of poetry, coffee, and friends was the result of the show. Coming up next for Kingdom Ink Entertainment: Soul Real Sundays feat. Tmbuktu Da Poet!