Khalil Saadiq Poet, Community Activist, Natural Foods Chef Simply put, Khalil is on a mission. On a mission to unsettle that part of you that has grown complacent with the lower levels of your nature. Khalil's performances are explosive, humorous, educating, informative and at times abrasive-with the intent to liberate minds-in hopes that their physical body follows. Khalil's words agitate the listener into taking a serious look at themselves (Especially the dumb sh*t that we do, myself included.) and that which keeps them grounded, thus forcing them to choose-Life or Death. Paradigm Shift, Khalil's latest effort, is a balanced mixture of spoken word poetry and hip hop that takes you on a journey inside of yourself. Production by Amond Jackson and guest appearances by Lashaun "Omoragita" Tribble and Back Talk Poetry Troupe members- The Ancient Newcomer and Trooth. Khalil is a founding member of The Sol Griots Artist Collective and a member of Back Talk Poetry Troupe (Tallahassee) High School,College and University Performances: Palm Beach Lakes Community High School Barry University (Miami, FL.) University of Florida (Gainesville, FL.) Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)(Tallahassee, FL.) Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL.) Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, FL.) Palm Beach Community College (Lake Worth FL.) Palm Beach Community College (Palm Beach Gardens, FL.) Palm Beach Community College (Boca Raton, FL.) Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA) Open Mic Performances: Speak Easy, World Famous Soul Lounge (West Palm Beach, FL.) Lip, Tongue & Ear Poetry Venue, Florida Mellow Mondays, The District, Miami, FL. Bohemian Room, South Beach, Miami, FL. Black on Black Rhyme, Tallahassee, FL. Apache Café, Atlanta, GA. Soul Release, Jacksonville, FL. E-Literary Café, Miami, FL. Poetic Magic, Valdosta, GA Black on Black Rhyme, Tampa, FL A Few Other Performances: 7 Days of Kwanzaa hosted by Poetic Magic, Valdosta, GA Urban League (West Palm Beach, FL) Women's Correctional Facility (West Palm Beach, FL) Agenda Talk Show Aakhet Center (Tallahassee, FL.) Sun Fest (West Palm Beach, FL) Radio, online, etc., etc.: www.poeticworks.com WVFS 89.7 Tallahassee Underground Hip-Hop Southern Fried Poetry Slam 2008 Team Competitor (Black on Black Rhyme Tallahassee) All Star Poetry Slam (The Super Bowl Edition) Tampa Bay, FL.