This guy rocks!
Videos here: http://www.youtube.com/apolloxtcy
The Traveling Poet is a concept that was created when a man with a love for music, poetry and art decided to let go of everything he ever knew and go on an adventure. In 2009, he moved into his van in order to travel around the United States and inspire people to express and use communication as a tool to create peace within our communities. Convinced that words can change the world, he grabbed a camera and hit the road to shoot a documentary and write a book about his journey. The Traveling Poet goes to schools, shelters, and poetry venues around the world to spread an inspirational message of education and inner peace. The project has evolved and now includes poets, photographer, travelers, businessmen, filmmakers, and artists from around the world; Joining forces to create a movement based on Education, & Self-Expression.
Apollo Poetry is a spoken word poet, hiphop artist, filmmaker, and author who has chosen words as tools of inspiration to bridge the gap between our cultural divisions and unite us back into the realization that we are souls having a human experience.
In 2007, he became the first spoken word artist to perform at the Billboard Awards. Apollo's major appearances include MTV'S True Life, VIBE Magazine, The WakeUp Show, Source's Unsigned Hype, Showtime at Apollo, along with performances at Madison Square Garden & America West Arena.
Apollo has performed and presented in over 40 states at high schools, colleges, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and other community based projects.
Apollo has worked with and spoken at events by Invisible Children, Youth for Human Rights, the Department of Peace, the Alzheimers Poetry Project, and many more non-profits and education-based organizations.
Apollo gained popularity in the poetry community as he dug deeper into the intensity of his performances allowing the spirit to channel through his body and brings forth a message that takes the crowd on a deeper journey.
The ink has become his blood. The paper has become his skin. He now tattoos his soul from the inside out with the goal to uplift humanity through words.
Videos here: http://www.travelingpoet.com/VIDEOS.html
Featured on MTV'S True Life
Performed on "Showtime at Apollo"
Featured in VIBE MAGAZINE
Performed at the BILLBOARD AWARDS
Appeared on ABC
The # 1 voted hip hop artist in the country on MTV2.COM's On The Rise Contest
Opening act on the Pussycat Dolls Tour and the Pitbull Tour
In the studio with Swizz Beats, Ruff Ryders DJ Shok & G-Unit’s T. Scott.
Sponsored member of the RAP OLYMPICS team (Shady Records)
SOURCE Magazine's "Unsigned Hype" Champion
Power 92.3s' Hall of Fame Champion
Performed for the NY Knicks at Madison Square Garden
Performed for the AND1 Game at America West Arena
Appeared on Channel 3 AZ-TV & Metro Channel
Won 1st Place at the Interscope Records sponsored Talent Show for "Best Solo Artist"
Featured on the Sway & Tech Wake Up Show twice
Winner of the Presidential "Point of Light" Award