The weekend before last, Memphis' own Drumma Boy joined forces with the National Civil Rights Museum for the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam.
The poetry slam was part of the Museum’s spring 2014 grand reopening events. Guest Judges Drumma Boy, Danny Simmons and Aisha Raison were in the building to select the top poets in the city. Students between the ages 15-25 competed for museum memberships and cash prizes of up to $1,000.
Drumma Boy explained how he got involved and why the event was important, "I know there’s so much hidden talent in our city, I came out to support these kids who are doing something positive with their talents."
He went on to say how impressive the performances were, "I was so impressed by the poems the kids wrote and their performances. It was tough picking the best because they were all great."
The winners of the Drop the Mic Poetry Slam will perform their poems at the National Civil Rights Museum's grand reopening on April 5, 2014. For more information about the grand reopening, visit www.civilrightsmuseum.org.