The general public knows poet Jasmine Mans from the viral hit poem “Nicki Minaj” — a poem Mans uploaded one day without anticipation of the world clicking play. Not only did thousands of people click play after the piece went up, but they embedded it across multiple blog sites and tried to dissect it, analyze it, or blindly criticize it. But to those who know the world of poetry and spoken word, you may know Jasmine as a stand out award winning poet from UrbanWordNYC, and featured on HBO’s Brave New Voices. Her accomplishments stack quite high for a 20-year-old college sophomore, so after her performance at an Alpha event at DePauw University I sat down with her to get a bit more insight on her life and her work in her own words through candid conversation. We chatted about how she started, how she’s dealing with the growing attention towards her and her work, and her plans for the future.
The holders of power and influence in our society are shifting in a way it never has before. We are emerging into a new era where a new medium is playing a prominent role in the successes of young people and changing the blue print of how to achieve greatness and notoriety in our society: the internet. The internet is dominating everything and changing the definition of hustle down to the amount of influential people a person has in their email blast list....read more?
- ♥ RT @_Raeana was talking to @NeshasAgenda abt how we get so wrapped up in wht we WANT to do we forget abt all we have seen & done! #blessed 05:40:19 AM October 01, 2011
- Impossible to get a cab in NYC when its raining! But I refuse to take the train. *sigh* maybe I should just swing by Santos. #decisions 04:21:00 AM October 01, 2011
- [not surprised, I stopped using Firefox when I discovered chrome] - Chrome poised to take No. 2 browser spot from Firefox http://ow.ly/6KfVK 03:09:43 AM October 01, 2011
- RT @NBCUniCareers: Looking 4 a Director of Technology at @NBCNews Digital. Oversee all tech. updates for sites. Apply: http://t.co/eQ2yM ... 07:55:09 PM September 30, 2011
- Sounds cool. RT @nycgo NY Ghost Tours (@NYGhostTours). http://t.co/S9Rb9qZZ A 90-min. walk through the most haunted neighborhood in NYC 06:03:41 PM September 30, 2011
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