2004 Nuyorican National Slam Team


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daniel beaty

Daniel Beaty is the award winning actor, singer, writer, & composer of the critcally acclaimed solo play Emergence-See! which ran off-Broadway to a sold-out, extended run at The Public Theater this fall.  Daniel was most recently seen on the third and fourth seasons of HBO’s Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry, as a guest artist on NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo with... more››


Originally from England, Tshaka moved to the United States at the ripe old age of 10. Raised on his father’s teachings of solidarity and pride and brought up on the teachings of greats from Garvey ”˜Pan-Africanism’ to William Churchill, he adopted his father’s intense love of language.

Tshaka began writing poetry long before performing it, in an attempt... more››

august green

August has featured at Club Focus (Hottest Poets 2004), Bowery Poetry Club (Respect the Mic 2004, 2003), Willie’s Entertainers, NYC (2003).  He has performed at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe as part of the Poetry Troupe, "Machismo Redefined" (2003, 2004).  He’s also graced the mics at Syracuse and Cornell University with "Machismo Redefined".

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desireé marshall

Desireé Marshall emerged onto the Springfield, MA Spoken Word scene as a teen. With a style that has been described as unapologetic and raw, she fuses childhood experiences with adult lessons and mixes them with Hip Hop rhymes. Desireé attacks hard issues such as socio-economics, education, and the prison system;... more››