“It started with a premise: to take the LEXUS Listening Lounge to the next level, following the LEXUS brand of assembling the best of the best for the ultimate performance. We scouted the best spoken word venues, including Flypoets and Da Poetry Lounge in LA, and Mouth Off Wednesdays in the Bay; reviewed the talented artists from collectives such as The College Agency and The Strivers Row; and picked the brains of veterans like C.O.C.O. Brown. With the blessing and partnership of fellow visionary Cathy Hughes at TV One, we are proud to present the results of our hard work–the first television show to combine the arts of spoken word and live R&B.
It’s Verses & Flow. Ready for its close-up.”
Verses & Flow will premiere November 10th with a 1 hour episode on TV One at 8pm PST/11pm EST. Here a breakdown of the first 5 show dates and talent lineup…
Show 103-Artist: Ledisi-Poets: M’reld Green/Aaron Samuels
Show 105-Artist: Kem-Poets: Thea Monyee/David Banner
Show 102-Artist: Estelle-Poets: Javon Johnson/Charles Peters/ Chauncey Beaty
Show 104-Artist: Tyrese-Poets: Gina Loring/Pharoahe Monch
Show 101-Artist: Angie Stone-Poets: Prentice Powell/Bone Crusher/Ray Grant
Stay Tuned for more!