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In the midst of social disparity and issues that continue to permeate the culture, the ReadNex Poetry Squad have issued open invitations to all to step outside the prescribed lifestyle matrix and embark on a journey toward progress and greater consciousness with a focus on youth.
This unwavering desire to facilitate social change has culminated in their metamorphic rebirth embodied in their new album, “ Day Before Sound,” set for release in early 2010.
Embracing the eternal tradition of conveying knowledge orally, audiences nationally and around the globe have been captivated and moved by the anti–apathetic stance of the group comprised of four spoken word poets/emcees and one D.J. Through the art of writing and the power of music, esteemed lyrical scholars Decora, FreeFlowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator and DJ H20 continue to uplift urban communities with their universal message and sound influenced by Hip-Hop, Soul, Punk,Latin and Caribbean music.
As artists, educators and activists, they seek to alleviate ignorance by tackling various issues including but certainly not limited to race, gender, politics, history, social injustice, gentrification, poverty and segregation. Their evolution into which they are today has been fueled by their experiences as their enlightening and empowering commentary is framed by politics, history and current events.
The title of their new album “Day Before Sound” refers to the moment of clarity that is achieved upon the realization that human beings are all connected and a part of the same frequency, thus becoming a unified sound. Amid increasingly condensed communities that continue to be systematically divided, imagine a time and place where unity exists among all peoples–regardless of political views, gender, religion, sexual orientation, skin color, hair texture, ethnicity and organic composition. This is the destination of “The Day Before Sound.”

Moved by the innocence and fearlessness of youth, the ReadNex Poetry Squad gives youth leverage through their nationally recognized Hip Hop and Spoken Word Poetry Youth Empowerment Workshop that started in Newburgh, NY in 2004. This program is designed to build confidence, give an in depth understanding of poetry and use Hip-Hop as a positive medium for self–expression and public outreach
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Favorite bands:
Lupe Fiasco, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Saul Williams, Tamar Kali, Rage Against The Machine, The Roots,
Favorite movies:
Surviving the game, Juice, Boys in the Hood, The Rear Window, Shawshank Redemption, Slam, Do The Right Thing, School Days, Food Inc.
Favorite books:
Why are all the black kids sitting together at the table in the cafeteria
The finger prints of the Gods
The Four Agreements
The Alchemist
Open Veins Of Latin America
Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Secret
Favorite TV shows:
In Living Color
The Smurfs ( I'm Sayin Though)
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Married to our music!!!
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We have thousands of youth who influence us everyday!
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Decora, Freeflowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator, DJ H20
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Sam Cooke in a living Colour video with Stevie Wonder on the Keys, Jimi Hendrix on the guitar and Clyde Stubblefield on the drums directed by Nina Simone and produced by Frida. Now close your eyes and listen to that joint.................
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Afro Punk Festival 2011

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 12:16am 0 Comments

 As we get ready for our trip to Europe we cant help but think about AfroPunk Festival 2011.   This summer  we have been blessed with alot of opportunities to perform at festivals up and down the east coast. Each festival is monumental in its own right. But it would truly be an honor to perform at AfroPunk 2011 because the people have power and have a say in who they see perform.  AfroPunk is a movement and we all contribute to the  success of this movement. As mainstream entertainment flood…


What are we eating?

Posted on April 29, 2010 at 10:42am 0 Comments

As I sit in this whack cafe tryna snatch some free wifi and starving to death. I go and commit the ultimate sin...... I ordered an egg sandwich....Can someone tell me when they started substituting real eggs for the fake plastic thing I just attempted to consume. Even the bagel tasted like cardboard...When did food stop tasting like food. How did we let this happen??? When did High Fructose Corn Syrup become a main staple in our diet.. I guess its part of the 5 basic food…


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At 6:45pm on June 29, 2011, Agit Kore said…

anarchists only, a life motto.

made a choice a long time ago.

no socialists and doublethink

no communists and the harsh boot of statist domination

anarchists only.  so others can

call it a pose

deny its adequacy, the autonomy

force others to do as they say

end up being just like the system that dominates us all

never a source of freedom of liberation


why be punk

without anarchy




nazis do it

At 6:36pm on June 18, 2011, Esh said…
I dig it a lot!
At 7:10pm on May 22, 2011, The Children of Warhol said…

Hey fellas,  good luck on your tour!!

Let's meet when you are back in NYC.  I have a project/opportunity I'd like to propose.

I wanted to touch base after my gig on the 22nd - but life threw me some curveballs...been offline for some time, didn't realize my personal profile was still live (Dennis Leroy Kangalee) -- was doing impromptu poetry reading and abridged version of my performance piece "Gentrified Minds" with my band, Children of Warhol...

Check out our link;

I'm going to combine my profiles to avoid confusion... Keep storming the barricades.  Let us know when you're back in Brooklyn...Stay in touch



Dennis Leroy Kangalee "The Nomad Junkie"
At 9:43pm on May 17, 2011, Investigative Reports said…
You got it..
At 1:52am on May 11, 2011, JahHannibal Abba-Ra (eric james) said…
Nice . . . smooooothe . . . puttin hiphop back in its uprightful place . .
At 5:28pm on February 16, 2011, Michael Sylvester said…

I'll definitely keep you guys informed. :) Let me know when and where you are playing in May too. I'd love to come see you lot do your thing.



At 2:33pm on May 6, 2010, rob aXis said…
if you could add ME it would be appreciated ...
i find your page interesting .
i have reached the maximum limit of 100 outstanding friend requests across my Ning Networks and have no idea how to delete
At 9:39pm on April 6, 2010, Black Lily said…
glad ta know ya. ONE
At 1:30pm on March 27, 2010, kennie cherrie said…
thanks for adding a brother ... you guys got some nice stuff..peace
At 4:47pm on February 9, 2010, Kay Smith said…
ello! i'm new as well and you guys are my first friends!
thanx for the invite


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