Monday 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.
Drew Law is a rare breed of entertainer; branching out into several different categories of performing arts with relentless fervor, and showmanship. A Hip-Hop artist who has opened for such superstars as Method Man, Pitbull, EPMD, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, and Dougie Fresh. Drew is also a renowned poet in the city of Washington, D.C. touching on subjects of love, heartbreak, and struggle. Drew is a member of the 2011 Beltway Slam team who finished in the top 8 in the country and 2011 NUSPA (National Underground Spoken Word Poetry Awards) nominee for "Best Performance: Male."
As an entertainer, Tuan X has performed on various stages. From the floors of City Hall & collegiate auditoriums; to legendary venues such as the Apollo Theater, The Shrine, Santos, & Brooklyn Academy of Music. As a philanthropist & an avid supporter of the ASPCA he has performed for their efforts in raising awareness & helping to prevent cruelty to animals. He has also traveled internationally & was featured on VOX Africa TV's "Shoot The Messenger."
Tuan X’s cultured background is his inspiration. Living in Brooklyn, California and Virginia, while holding family ties in North & South Carolina has greatly affected the essence and substance of his music. Artist from numerous tiers and pockets of the industry have influenced his sound.
Not only does Tuan X want to impact the music industry as an artist but also as an entrepreneur. He is the CEO & Co-Founder of The Art Initiative, an organization built on the foundation of art & the many creative facets used to broadcast it. He helps to create, coordinate, market and host events that shine a new light of creativity on the world of entertainment by providing artists with more platforms for expression.
Our Tribal Statment
Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
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