Thursday Open Mic Night | Hyattsville | September 05, 2019 | Hosted by DJ Tao Feat The Talented Mr. Desmond Guy
Busboys and Poets
5331 Baltimore Ave. Suite 104
About The Event:
Thursday Night Open Mic ! A Busboys and Poetry Event. For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.
HOSTED BY DJ TAO
DJ Tao (pronounced ‘Dow’) began as a philosophy major who loved to spin records during his free time. In his heart Tao never strayed far from college. He dreamed of returning to campus, not as a student, but as a performer. It was therefore a very exciting time when he first linked up with E-Baby, a fellow poet from the DMV. Tao and E-Baby joined their creative forces and formed a poetry duet called “The Pen & Paper”. Together they took their high-energy act to students across the country as part of Jus Wiggin’s “All Star Poetry” tour. After years of experience and artistic development he stands as a well-seasoned writer and performer, ready to inspire lovers of poetry just as he was inspired so many years ago.
FEATURING: The Talented Mr. Desmond Guy
“Call me tye-dye because I’m 1970’s fly” pretty much sums up the artist known as The Talented Mr. Desmond Guy. Born in the era and aftermath of the disbanded Black Panther Party 1976, The Talented Mr. Desmond Guy it the poetry scene in 2009 at Organic Soul an open mic in Baltimore; one day shy of his 33rd birthday. The significance of this date as he puts it ” They say Jesus died at age 33, so I have to do something very memorable” thus a poet was born! Honing his magic and poetic blight which heavily influenced by Afro American Literature and Hip Hop notably (Common, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, JayZ & 2Pac) at venues as the aforementioned and throughout the DMV region. Desmond first feature came by way of Acoustic Soul Thursday (hosted by Marc Evans) & spotlighted at the now Discontinued Art of Conversation in Baltimore (hosted by Slangston Hughes) in 2013. Also in 2013 along with the Yates family; formed 3rd Eye Thursday a open mic venue that he currently hosts the 1st, 3rd & 5th Thursday of every month. In 2014 The Talented Mr. Desmond Guy flooded the poetic streets with the Such is Life tour (his catch phrase) which included stops in NYC & VA, featuring at a myriad of venues such as Busboy & Poets 14th & V & Hyattsville(The “Ville”) and spotlighting at Shirlington, Hyattsville. Desmond also garnered another poetry gig FreeFlow Wednesday an open mic in Jessup that he hosts with poets B-nice & the Raw Hune’. 1830: Becoming a poet is his book; You arrive when you arrive, EVERYBODY SAY SUCH IS LIFE!!