“I started the Grind as a tiny Open Mic in the basement of a church. We had about 15 people coming out (including my mom and brothers) but there was something in the inspiration from the performers that kept me going. 5 years later… with unending work, persistence and grit our events bring over 700 attendees from all artistic aspects and we are much more than events now. This movement inspires creative people all over NYC. And as the shy kid that couldn’t even look people in the eyes to becoming a spoken word artist performing for thousands, my vision is to see others take their passion and run with their dreams, connect creatives and show people how DOPE art is, no matter the medium”

Welcome to The Grind