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    J. Ivy

    CIW YOU(th) Speaker; Grammy Award–winning Performance Poet, Author & Motivational Speaker

    Grammy Award–winning hip-hop poet J. Ivy has crossed artistic lines to deliver performance poetry directly to the doors of mainstream music and television. J. Ivy has voiced openings for NFL’s Sunday Night Football and ESPN’s U.S. Open, shared the stage with Doug E. Fresh and MC Lyte, written a rap for Martha Stewart and collaborated with John Legend. His new book Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain will be released soon. J. Ivy also recently released volume 1 of his music collective "Diggin’ In The Papes" and is working on his next album "LIFE after Life.” He is also featured as the on-camera poetic narrator in the documentary The Peoples Champ about Muhammad Ali, set to air on BET on September 23 and at the Urban World Film Festival as well as the Southampton Black Film Festival.

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