Memo to The Hip Hop Community

Memo to The Hip Hop Community

by Byron L. Smith

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BN ID: 2940016507309
Publisher: DIP Publishing House
Publication date: 06/11/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 518 KB

About the Author

Byron L. Smith is from Mobile, Alabama. After graduating from Murphy High School he enlisted in the United States Navy as a communications technician and was responsible for ship to ship and ship to shore oral, written, and Morse code communications. After completing his naval tour he enrolled at Alabama State University where he excelled in advanced and honors English and creative writing courses. Upon completing college he secured a position within a circuit court judge’s office. It was at this time that Byron began using his creative writing talent to write poetic essays about his experiences. He has performed spoken word at venues in Montgomery, Al, Atlanta, GA, Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA. Many fans that had an opportunity to hear him perform spoken word encouraged him to write books. He has worked as a youth case manager at James Madison School of Excellence in Rochester, New York and taught English, II, III, and IV at Compton High School in Compton, California. He is author of the book Prescription Music. He is also a freelance writer, screenwriter, and a lyricist. His writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Sentinel, the Hub City News, the Los Angeles Journal, the Montgomery Advertiser, and the Mobile Press Register. He has also served as the Reporter for the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He has been a keynote speaker at events on elementary, middle, and high school campuses, college campuses, youth lock-ins at churches, juvenile detention facilities, and recreation centers.

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