Uploaded on Dec 11, 2011
Spoken word poet Marshall Soulful Jones, doing a dead-on impression of Heath Ledger's Joker from the Batman flick, The Dark Knight, performs his poem Letter to Hollywood from Heath Ledger @ The Inspired Word's NYC Open Mic Joint, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, New York. Hosted by Nathan P.
In 2006, Marshall "Soulful" Jones found his voice at the world famous Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. Since then, Marshall has shared the podium with notables such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Henry Louis Gates, Marc Lamont Hill, Mia Farrow, Dr. Julius Garvey, and John Leguizamo. He has opened shows for music artists Jordin Sparks, Musiq Soulchild, Kem, and Raheem DeVaughn; Marshall conducts workshops with youth and adults, regularly performs at numerous colleges and universities. He has been on National slam teams winning the first ever Group Piece Finals (2008-Urbana) and placing 2nd in the nation (2011- Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Not leaving his musicianship untended, he has also produced/written music for himself and others including HBO Def Jam Poets Shanelle Gabriel and Oveous Maximus.
The Inspired Word is one of the country's hottest open mic spoken word poetry/performance series. It happens every week in downtown Manhattan, produced by longtime journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner and hosted by HBO Def Poetry star Gemineye and the NYC spoken word legend Nathan P.
Video taken by Mike Geffner.
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