Poetry Vs. Hip Hop feat. The Hamiltones

Queen Sheba


Bethsheba A. Rem/Queen Sheba graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA with a B.A. in English, is an internationally renowned award winning poet, journalist, budding playwright, actor, activist, and CEO of Oya Exclusive Int’l which houses several endeavors by Rem: Bordeaux and the Beat – Bed & Breakfast for Artists in SW Atlanta, Below the Radar - Event Planning Co. that produces their signature tenured production: Rough Language Poetry Slam & Live Music series, writing workshops and multi-media show, Retro Active – clothing line for trend setting adults that don’t mind being talked about in public, and more.

She is the author of My Dichotomy: Bi-Polar rantings and short stories, and a forthcoming book of memoirs, These are MY F*#@!-ing Memories! Thanks. Vol. I. Her discography includes seven albums including her fifth: Get Familiar a double disc set that won Album of the Year from Just Plain Folks and her 6th & 7th Domino Affect Vol.2 and SHEBATAR: Inside the World of Queen Sheba a three disc, 10-year-collection, both landed in the running for a Grammy under the Spoken Word category.

Witty, charismatic and emotional works awarded Sheba publications in Essence and a NAACP Image Award Nomination for joint tenancy in the anthology Home Girls Make Some Noise. Further publications include: S. Florida University Urban Griot, Portfolio Magazine, The Syracuse University Women in Hip-Hop, National Featured Poet for Rolling Out magazine and hundreds of papers and online blogs and journals. Key Note Speaker for several Take Back the Night campus vigils, domestic violence, AIDS awareness for young adults and the National Women in Hip-Hop conference.

Business savvy is an unlikely combination for most artistic minds; bending the bell curve Sheba understands the need for community building, cooperative economics and a voice for the people, she founded of Rough Language, a ten-year running multi-city Poetry Slam and live music series, that requires it’s attendants to participate in a community service/rebuilding project to compete.

In addition to performing and lecturing in over 200 colleges and universities domestic and abroad; including Poet in Residence at U of Ill (Urbana) and the London Academy for Urban Development in London England, arts driven corporations including Rockport and Red Bull commissioned and fully endorsed Rem while she wrote and produced "Say What?!?" a national collegiate performance Word-Shop.

Sheba has performed her poems as a solo artist and with her all girl alternative rock band, Tempo 1-60, in over eight countries, three continents including but not limited to across the United States, West Africa, and four countries in Europe, with a special detour to K Town Germany US Air Force base where she captured an intimate and unforgettable audience of US troops.
From her performances at the Savoy in LA, The House of Culture in Antigua, West Indies or Harlem's Apollo Theater, according to Nikki Giovanni Sheba is one of the most dynamic (writers and) performers of her generation. After hibernating all winter and her new show, My Thoughts Out-Loud, is set to grow wings on a new tour in 2011. Sheba’s debut rock album, They Say, is scheduled to start recording early Spring with Grammy nominated producer Nick Chahwala. Accompanying Sheba on They Say, cameo appearances by Eva Kennedy, RES and other black-girl rockers.

Memberships include: Facebook!, Alternate Roots, The Atlanta Poets Union, Mothers Against the War, Fair Trade, Shades Retreat and National Association for Women. She currently organizes several poetry slams, readings, and writing workshops in Atlanta, GA.

Sheba lives in Atlanta, where she is an avid dog rescuer raising a 2-year old Great Dane, Spirit, and treading waters in the dating pool. Her teenage son, honor student and rising basketball star, Allerik Freeman, lives four –long- hours away in Charlotte, NC.

Immediate goals include, relocating to Charlotte, earning an MFA in Creative Writing followed by obtaining a Civil Rights Law Degree with the intentions of assisting artists while avoiding courtrooms.

$15.00 - $25.00


Starring The Hamiltones! (Soul Trio break-out background singers for Anthony Hamilton!)
Opening poetry set by N'tl touring poet Ashlee Haze 

Poet Queen Sheba + 5 Poets vs. Hip-Hop Artist Shred +5 MCs!
Soundtrack by International Tour Dj Knodat

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