TV One and Lexus have announced the lineup of performers for season four of the popular spoken word showcase Verses & Flow!
Beginning on August 16, catch performances by Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Alice Smith, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark Jr., Sebastian Mikael, Leela James, Anthony Hamilton, and Mali Music who will provide musical selections to accompany breakout spoken word artists. Laz Alonso will host.
Wordsmiths this season include Miles Hodges, Chiara Richardson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Treesje Powers, Rudy Francisco, Breeze “I Life This” The Poet, Joe P, Rage Almighty, Rob Gibsun, Ramya Ramana, Michael “Chief” Peterson, Tonya Ingram, Deonte Scott and more.
"At Lexus, we are dedicated to giving artists platforms to expose their craft. We created Verses And Flow to offer these talented poets and R & B stars a high profile space to gain visibility with the broader audience they deserve. Season Four is especially exciting because this year we present a fresh new look with a brand new studio and host. In addition, we are happy to partner with ICON MANN showcasing poetry by some of the most highly regarded actors in the Black community," said Brian Smith, Lexus Vice President of Marketing.
“Verses and Flow continues to amplify and deliver on TV One’s commitment to showcasing a wide spectrum of remarkably talented artists,” said Maureen Guthman, SVP of Program Strategy and Acquisitions for TV One. "Bringing together today’s iconic musicians and preeminent spoken-word artists on one stage presents a narrative that is as inspiring as it is entertaining.”
Check out the season 4 schedule below:
August 16 at 10 p.m. EST– Maxwell accompanied by Adam Blackstone with spoken word artists Miles Hodges, Chiara Richardson, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and the celebrity participants of ICON-MANN
August 23 at 10 p.m. EST – Johnny Gill, and spoken word artists Treesje Powers with Rudy Francisco, Breeze “I Life This” The Poet and Joe P.
August 30 at 10 p.m. EST – K. Michelle and spoken word artists Rage Almighty, Rob Gibsun and Ramya Ramana
August 30 at 10:30 p.m. EST – Leela James, Anthony Hamilton and Sebastian Mikael, with spoken word artists Michael “Chief” Peterson, Tonya Ingram and Deonte Scott
September 6 at 10 p.m. EST – Candice Glover and Mali Music with spoken word artists “Tim Toaster Henderson,” Phenomenon The Poet and Black Ice
September 13 at 10 p.m. EST – Joe with spoken word artists DDE The Slammer, Obbie West and Lady Caress
September 20 at 10 p.m. EST – Ruben Studdard with spoken word artists Jasmine Williams, Jive Poetic, Joshua Bennett with Zora Howard
September 27 at 10 p.m. EST – Gary Clark Jr. and Alice Smith with spoken word artists Philosophy, Pages Matam and Katelyn Lucas