Tsion the Wordsmith
With a style that can only be described as the love child that would be born from the union of Notorious B.I.G. and Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tsion the Wordsmith (pronounced Zion) offers the world his own little form of spoken word. Perfectly blending hip-hop, soul, and poetry to create a style known as HipSoTry, Tsion is on the fast track to definite success as a spoken word artist.
Tsion the Wordsmith (pronounced Zion) has performed in countless concerts, slam competitions, school functions, and charity events sharing the stage with the likes of Jive Recording Artist Raheem DeVaughn, Internationally Known Spoken Word Artist Taalam Acey, Def Poetry Slam Champ Philly Lamar Hill, 2006 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champ Archie The Messenger, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and the critically acclaimed group J. Torae (J. Ivy and Tarrey Torae), just to name a few.
Bitten by the performance bug in 2000, Tsion hit the stage with a vengeance. While he was able to inspire others through his words, Tsion decided to take his talent further. In 2001, he developed and taught creative writing workshops such as Learning to Write from the Heart, Resurrection: Bringing Your Words to Life, and The Perfect Marriage: Spoken Word and Youth Based Programs, designed to improve all those who attended. He is a certified HIV/AIDS youth counselor who takes his responsibility towards his community as serious as he does his responsibility towards his own children. Tsion has appeared in numerous Public Service Announcements, which can be seen on several television stations throughout Maryland and heard on radio stations in 3 cities in Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh. He has been a member of Conscious Poets, Trilogy (Quiet Storm and God), and Torchlight Entertainment, organizations focused on the art of spoken word.
Listen to one of Tsion's most requested pieces Left to Right and its evident his emotions influence his work. However, don’t label Tsion as a love poet, he will deny it to the end. After listening to him boastfully explain his talent in My Introduction or his quest to educate in My Revolution, it is clear that Tsion is a well-versed artist. It is his versatility that has caused Tsion's first full length CD entitled The Diary of a Reluctant Poet to be a hit with listeners across America. With all that he has accomplished one thing is evident, this man is not only a talented writer, but also an exceptional performer. He has consistently left his audience wanting more. Ask Tsion how to describe his work and he will tell you it's the mixing of witty lyrics with innovative concepts and heartfelt emotions. Tsion has mastered the art of saying what the listener is feeling. When his pen is placed on the paper, he merely writes the lines just as he heard them in your mind.