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Rap Poet Concert Part of Black History Month

2/5/2007 —

Penn State Worthington Scranton will host a concert by rap poet E-Baby. The event is open to the public free of charge. E-Baby will perform Tuesday, February 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the new Study Learning Center Cafeteria Conference facility.

E-Baby’s love for writing started early in his life. It is described as intermittent. Then, in July 2000, he heard poetry from his radio; and once again, his words began to decorate the paper, and the minds of those who’ve heard him.

In such a short period of time, he’s become the 2001 Black Words Online.com /
Howard University Grand Slam Champion, in Washington, DC; the 2002 Poetology 3rd Place Winner, in Baltimore, MD; and a 2003 Nuyorcian Semi-Finalist in New York, NY.

Since joining Jus’ Wiggin Entertainment in 2003, his “1-Poet Poetical Tour” has touched colleges and universities in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

E-Baby has opened for R&B artists Me’shell N’degeOcello, Jaguar Wright, Heather Headley, Kevon Edmunds, and Musiq Soul Child.. He’s been asked to read his poetry at high schools, festivals, conferences, youth programs, weddings, baby showers, and was requested to perform his signature piece, Dadah’s Angel at a funeral.

His first CD, entitled “My Thoughts Are In This Ink”, can be purchased through his website, www.ebabypoems.com. It contains poems with a single instrument in the background keeping the beat; some with everyday sounds bringing the poems to life; and some with just the words holding it down. He features five guest poets from Maryland to Georgia.

His second CD was released in September 2006. Entitled “Inktoxicated”, it includes poems “American Terror” and “If I Wasn’t A Poet.”

For additional information contact the Penn State Worthington Scranton Student Activities office at 963-2700.

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