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Kamal Imani is a New Jersey based spoken word poet and positive conscious hip hop lyricist. With the predominant bombardment of negative music and imagery, Kamal provides a breath of fresh air to those craving music and poetry for the mind, body and soul. Exciting live show and presentation! Veteran Performer! HBO The Wire Spoken Word Finalist American Idol Chart Topper-Spoken Word Category WBLS Poetry Finalist NJ's Most Talented NJ Nets Game Presentation Vocalized Ink Radio Chart topper. Kamal also has his 2 cameo appearances in the film "Golddigger Killer" as well as his music. His CD 'The Mic Is Calling Me' http://cdbaby.com/cd/kamalimani
His latest CD is “The Lost Scrolls of Eastern Philosophy” and is currently in the studio creating a new CD.
When joined by the Eastern Philosophy Poets Empress Tintawi and Ras Isatu, you will find even more of a fusion with African drums, Eastern Buddhist chants, Hardcore political hip hop all with a unique and organic hip hop flavor.
Kamal's rapidly rising neo soul and spoken word fusion song and video "Ms. Melanin" a dedication to the Sisters has stayed on the American Idol Underground and Vocalized Ink Radio top charts for over 8 months including rave reviews from industry radio, media and fans. Kamal now has a 2008 "Ms. Melanin" calendar and other associated products coming out on the market. It's success has also led him to host a radio show on Vocalized Ink called "Revolutionary Art".
Kamal Supreme Amen AKA Kamal Imani has been blessing the Mic since the age of 9. He was born in Harlem NYC. He lived in the Bronx before moving to New Jersey where he performed at many house parties with one of his earliest crews, the Asiatic Brothers. He has been on the same stage (opened for or performed with) the likes of Buju Banton, MC Shan, Jazzy Joyce, Big Bubs, Cassidy, Red Head King Pin, King Just,Queen Godis, Helena D Williams,Julie Dexter, Ragan Whiteside, King Sun, Das Effects, Doug E Fresh, and more!. KAMAL has been seen on a commercial for TNN’s & the WWF’s 'WAR IS RAW'. He has comprised the soundtrack for RBG promotions new Blockbuster Distributed indie films 'Holla if it kills you' and 'Goldigger Killer(Coming Soon).
He has performed as one of NJ’s Most Talented, at half time in The Continental Airlines Arena for the NJ Nets Game, The Basketball Hall of Fame Organix Soul performance, He was recently interviewed and recited poetry on New York City’s progressive radio station WBAI, and performed at NY and NJ top poetry spots such as Nuyorican Poetry Café, Bowery Poetry Club, Da Underground New Haven CT with Influence, Nell’s, Serenitea, Wired Coffee House and more. He has performed at Princeton University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Medgar Evers College and Hampton University. Kamal was one of the star performers in the play “The Greatest Is Love” by Gloria Williams. He currently appears in the film Golddigger Killer and has recently featured at the Organix Soul Showcase at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Mass. New Spoken Word CD “Sister Serious To The Max” http://www.soulgriots.com
Featured in the “Bandana Republic” Anthology for poems “The N Word” & “Patnas to the End”. Authors Bruce George (Co-Founder of Def Poetry Jam) & Louis Rivera.
New CD’s “Soulutions & Afromations” and “Sister Serious To The Max”
You can see many of Kamal’s videos on http://www.youtube.com/cipherkam
Kamal is the manager for the emerging Hip Hop Soul Diva “NIVA”