Hip Hop + Slam Poetry


Hip Hop + Slam Poetry + historic Topeka venue.

Featured performers Ebony Tusks and 3-time national award winning slam poet Matt Spezia host a showcase of slam poets and hip-hop artists in the Jayhawk Theatre in downtown Topeka. Free! All ages.

Sign up to perform your poetry, or just enjoy the show. $50 cash prize. Vote for the winner!

EBONY TUSKS is an aggressive hip-hop trio from Northeast Kansas, whose style serves as a bridge from greats like Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, and Rage Against the Machine to today’s freewheeling standard. After acting as support for luminaries like Talib Kweli and Vince Staples, they began work on a forthcoming album, due in 2018.

Matt Spezia is a national powerhouse of lyrical ability, combining a multi award winning poetry style, Kansas City hip hop, and thespian teachings. This artist has 2 albums a published book, and he recently completed a summer tour that consisted of 22 shows in 2 months. Spezia uses his platform and his art to promote self confidence and betterment, social awareness, and cultural change. He also hosts 2 weekly national award winning radio shows. He is a proud Washburn University Ichabod, with a dual business major in marketing and entrepreneurship.


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