Screen Name: Queen Sheba
Biography: Atlanta based Spoken-Soul-Hip Rock-Alternative-Word-Genius. Has 4 music videos, 5 albums including the current release Domino Affect that was considered for a 2009 Grammy under the Spoken Word category; available out of the trunk (or ventige bag), iTunes, stores nationwide and your local mom & pop.
Sheba is a National Poetry Slam Champion, the reigning Red Bull Word Clash champion, founded, wrote and produced "Say What?!?" a national collegiate performance Word-Shop driven by Red Bull. In addition to: Taught/Teaches in over 100 colleges and universities domestic and abroad; including Poet in Residence at U of Ill (Urbana) and the London Academy for Urban Development in London England, she was nominated for APCA Performer of the Year!
Seen in/on: 106 & Park, VH-1, The Apollo, Spoken, Spit! A feature length film about Spoken Word and any bootleg late-night cable station. Performed with/opened for:Alicia Keys, Louis Farrakan, Kanye West, The Roots, Floetry, Music Soul Child and 14 gazillion others that probably don't have her in their bio, either.Published in: Essence, is a NAACP Image Award Nominee for works in the Anthology Home Girls Make Some Noise, S. Florida University Urban Griot (Gree-O), Portfolio Magazine, The Syracuse University Women in Hip-Hop, National Featured Poet for Rolling Out magazine. Key Note Speaker for: Several Take Back the Night campus vigils, Domestic Violence, AIDS awareness for young adults and the National Women in Hip-Hop conference.
Toured in over 8 countries (9-including Alaska :-): West Africa, Europe, Cuba, Canada and any coffee house to coliseum in the US . Co-founder of Rough Language Music and Poetry series. Member of: Face Book!, The Atlanta Poets Union, Mothers Against the War, Fair Trade and National Association for Women. She currently runs several poetry slams and readings in Atlanta, GA.
Favorite Food Group: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough ice-cream.