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Poetry vs. Hip-Hop
City Winery Boston
Poetry vs. Hip-Hop

Poetry vs. Hip-Hop

Starring Corey Manning, Amanda Shea, Najee Janey & Hosted by Grammy-Nominated Artist Queen Sheba - In Celebration of National Poetry Month
04/17/2024
Wed 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $30.00
City Winery Boston Presents: Poetry vs. Hip Hop Live Show Starring Corey Manning, Amanda Shea, Najee Janey and Hosted by Grammy-Nominated Artist Queen Sheba on April 17th at 7:30pm.

Hosted by Queen Sheba - Atlanta’s 2024 Spoken Word Poetry Grammy Nominee, Creative Loafing’s People’s Choice Award Winner for Spoken Word Artist of the Year, as heard on albums by: Robert Glasper, Coriology, as seen on Married to Medicine, Verses & Flow, 106 & Park, the Apollo Theater and the longest running host and event curator at the World Famous Apache Cafe.

Starring Comedian Corey Manning, who's headlined The Apollo Theatre, appeared on Family Feud, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video-Featuring Two-Time Boston Music Award Music Artist of the Year Spoken Word Poet Amanda Shea and Hip-Hop Artist Najee Janey - Independent Billboard Charting songwriter and 2023 Boston Calling Headliner, Hosted by 2024 Spoken-Word Poetry Grammy Nominee Queen Sheba from Atlanta! + the $1300 friendly Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Battle!

For each event, we look for the best poets in our host city to side with Queen Sheba on #TeamPoetry and we look for a roving, guest 'Captain' of the emcees + Hip-Hop artists to oppose the poets and see who's got the best lyrics, wit & stage show!

How it works: Poets will go head-to-head with Emcees in a FRIENDLY, all Peace and all Love "battle." Queen Sheba will call up one poet and one emcee for each round, they are REQUIRED to hug (or dap or show each other love in some way) to emphasize the bridging of gaps and culture - then the Poet and the Emcee perform one at a time; with the order being alternated each round. Each artist is encouraged to perform their BEST work in a 4-minute time period - at the end of each round, the audience cheers wildly, throws money, stomps on the floor and goes bananas for their favorite performance! The team who wins the best out of 3 rounds wins $1000 in cash on the spot!

YAY! Chicken and Waffles for everyone!

At the end of the show: Audience members are introduced to the best Poetry, Spoken Word & Hip-Hop your city has to offer! Meet us at the end of the show to purchase merch and memorabilia, take pictures with the crew and give us a soundbite for our documentary. We look forward to meeting all of you!

Tickets start at
$30.00
Poetry vs. Hip-Hop
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
04/17/2024
Wed 7:30 PM
Main Stage, City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston
from $30.00