Spoken Word Poet & Hip Hop Lyricist. Major Event Promoter In NJ/NY area. New Movement RevolutionaryArt. Neo Soul & Spoken Word fusion. Check out the New Video "I Will Make It" by Kamal Imani & Niva produced and Videotaped by Jonathan of http://www.newblackmusic.net
Since the age of 7, Kamal has on occasion, woke up with poems and rymes in his head. At first he would write for young girls and later for house parties as the hip-hop era was ushered in. Introduced to African American poetry books by his grandmother at an early age, Kamal took on a new love of poetry. Then he was introduced to The Last Poets, Gil Scott Heron, and Kool and the gangs "Huslters Convention". After seeing Jessica Care Moore win on the Apollo, he knew that it was time to start merging his hip hop and poetry and bringing it out to a wider audience.
Kamal was recently a Judge for the Smokin Word Slam Competition at Nells in NY. Kamal is currently on a promotional tour of the eastern US which includes the Ekco Lounge in Boston, Club Downtime in NY, Nells in NYC, Farliegh Dickinson University in Teaneck NJ, Nuyorican Poetry Café in NY, Club Downtime NYC, Princeton University, Deptford Java Coffee House with www.cavalcadeofpoetry.com, Geronimos
in Teaneck NJ, Club Stealth in Hackensack NJ ,Elks in Englewood NJ and much more! Kamal's new single releases is entitled "Yo, I Copped A New whip", "Revolutionary Art", "Feng Shui", and Ms. Melanin Which are from his forthcoming CD "Revolutionary Art Vol 1: Purified Gases which will be released early this year. Kamal along with Akil The Poet and Spoken, has also co-hosted The Indaspirit Open Mic Series in Englewood NJ which featured guest Helena D. Lewis, Lamar Hill, Sister Moon, and Brother Earl to name a few. He is currently the host of Friday Nite Jams at Club Stealth in Hackensack NJ with DJ Venom of Funk Master Flex's Big Dog Record Pool Franchise.
Kamal Imani aka Kamal Supreme has been blessing the mic since the age of 9. He was born in Harlem NYC. He lived in the Bronx before moving to New Jersey where he performed as an MC at many house parties with one of his earliest crews, the Asiatic Brothers. He has been on the same stage (opened for or performed with) the likes of Buju Banton, MC Shan, Das Effects, Jazzy Joyce, Big Bubs, Red Head King Pin, Cassidy, King Just, King Sun, and many many more! He has and is receiving airplay in many cities in the USA and Overseas and is preparing to release of the Kampfire Compilation later this year, and is planning his tour accordingly. He is very versatile. His styles range from Guru to Mobb Deep, to Busta Rymes. He just feels the beats and flows and writes accordingly. KAMAL RECENTLY HAD A PROMO COMERCIAL ON TNN FOR THE WWF "WAR IS RAW". Kamal and Powerbroker Artist music comprise the soundtrack for RBG promotions new indie film "Holla if it kills you" which has recently been picked up by a major cable company. The theme song is Kamal's "Revolutionary Art"(hip hop version). Kamal has appeared as an extra in the above as well as VH1 Cover Jams', "Under Cross" and is preparing hid debut appearance in a new play "The Greatest Is Love" in Englewood NJ with Ms. Gloria Williams. He performed January 25, 2004 for the NJ Nets halftime at the Continental Arena.
Kamal has written poetry and rymes since childhood and rolled right into hip hop at it's inception. At times he has participated in open mics reciting in Temitayos Place (Bookstore) in Teaneck NJ on several occasions and at Doc Russell's "Poetry In Motion series in Hackensack NJ. He has also performed on The Ron Alexander Video Cable Show In NY. He was recently on the panel discussion at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn NY for the viewing of the revolutionary movie “The Spook Who Sat by The Door”’ and was interviewed on WBAI 99.5 in NYC. Kamal was also a finalist in the WBLS 107.5 FM Spoken Word Contest. Lastly, Kamal is host of “Revolutionary Art TV” in Northern NJ.
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Check out the New Video "I Will Make It" by Kamal Imani & Niva produced and Videotaped by Jonathan of http://www.newblackmusic.net
I love to perform live. I have performed at clubs all over NYC and NJ. I enjoyed performing at the NJ Nets halftime show at the Continental Arena as one of NJ's Most Talented which was televised. I also enjoy performing at The Basketball Hall of Fame In Springfield Mass and Da Underground and Poetry Realm in CT. Special moments have been meeting KRS_One, Chuck D, MC Shan, and working with King Sun, Darryl Brown from Groove Theory to name a few. NJ Nets Halftime Performance and WBLS 107.5 NYC Spoken Word Finalist!
Busta Rymes, Rakim, Mos Def, JZ, Kanye West, Bob Marley, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovani, Gil Scott Heron, Sonia Sanchez, Maya Angelo, Erykah Badu, Redman, Wu tang, Flowerty, Jill Scott, Amiri Baraka, Mums, Common.
2 turntables and a mic, Pro acid, mixman, all kinds of drums and samplers.
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