E-Baby

E-Baby

Eric "E-Baby" Smith started his love for writing poetry as a child. It was a skill that stayed deep inside of him, coming out periodically, but never permanently. In July of 2000, he heard poetry from his radio; Justine Love & Todd B. [WPGC 95.5] were hosting their Thursday night Love Talk & Poetry Cafe'. Once again, E’s words began to decorate the paper, and the minds of those who’ve read or heard them. He's opened concerts for R&B artist Me’shell N’degeOcello (7/14/02); Musiq Soul Child & Jaguar Wright (8/18/02); Heather Headley (3/6/03); Kevon Edmunds (9/20/03); Lyfe jennings (4/30/08); and Teedra Moses (7/28/14) when their tours stopped in Maryland and Washington, DC.

 

After releasing his gift of writing poetry to microphones in the Washington DC area, E-baby has become the 2001 BlackWordsOnLine.com/Howard University Grand Slam Champion in Washington, DC; the 2002 Poetology 3rd Place Winner in Baltimore, MD; a 2003 Nuyorican Semi-Finalist in New York, NY; the 2nd Place winner at the 2005 Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, MD; and the Vicious Thursday’s Weekly Poetry Competition Winner (Aug. 8, 15, 22, & Sept. 5, 2002).

 

In November 2004, E-Baby released his freshman CD, "My Thoughts Are In This Ink"; and in November 2010, his sophomore CD "Inktoxicated" was released. Both CDs bring the poetry event to your ears with poems that are acapella, poems with everyday noises, poems with a single instrument, and poems accompanied with a musical track done by some of Virginis, Maryland & DC's finest underground producers. The CDs have other artist [Picassa, Maxwell the Poet, Cala Lilly, DJtao (also produced tracks), and Chelsea to name a few] doing their original works. So, you get more than just E-Baby. [purchase on CD/BOOK page].

In October 2014, his self published book, "HAIKU-N-U, was realeased through LuLu.com. The love for writing haiku (short Japanese poems that are written in 3 lines, 17 syllables), was introduced to him by a fellow poet, JusMe. E-Baby considers him his 'poetical haiku sensei'. [purchase on CD/BOOK page]. 

NOMINATIONS:

2011 National Undergrounp Spokenword & Poetry Awards [NUSPA]: Male Spoken Word Artist of the Year

2012 National Undergroup Spokenword & Poetry Awards [NUSPA]: Haiku of the Year.

2013 National Poetry Awards [TN]: Poet of the Year

 

 AWARDS:

2014 Spokenword Billboard Awards: Spoken word Award Hot100 Top Ranking Artist of the Year

 

He hosts an open-mic night, every 4th Thursday of the month, at Busboys and Poets [5331 Baltimore Ave.; Hyattsville, MD]. You can find all information for this event on the DATES & LINKS page.

 

In October 2002, he met his agent Tracy Wiggs [Jus Wiggin Entertainment; www.juswiggin.com]. This combination of agent & poet launched E-Baby's 2003-04 "1-Poet Poetical Tour" (first show - Virginia Commonwealth University). The tour touched colleges and universities in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Tennessee, New York, Maryland, and his home state of Virginia. His 2004-05 tour reached campuses in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Louisiana, Colorado, and Arkansas. His 2005-06 tour was full of encore performances from schools that featured him early in his poetical career. His 2006-07 tour blanketed the Pennsylvania State University campuses (Harrisburg, York, New Kinsington, etc); along with other colleges and universities in the state. The year 2008, took his poetry to the midwestern states of Iowa, Illinois, Missouri and Wisconsin. In 2013 the west coast states of California and Washington are on his agenda, [check the DATES page for a show near you.]

E-Baby’s future in poetry, quote: "This has been with me since I formed my first ABC’s; poetry is me - the beginning, the now, the end."

Email: ebabypoems@hotmail.com

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