DaRuddest Jones

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WHO IS DARUDDEST JONES
DaRuddest Jones is a LGBT Spoken Word Artist, Event Coordinator, Blogger, Producer, Director, Personality, Manager, Writer and Host from the Bronx N.Y. She is the CEO, Founder and Artistic Director of Rude T.ee V.ee Productions LLC. She is also a part of Street Poets NYC, a collective of underground artists with the vision of making a difference through art.
DaRuddest has been in performance since the age of 4. She's done everything from African dancing with Laraque Bey to singing background for Jerome Brooks. She's worked with the great George Faison for a number of yrs with a group called the Respect Project where she would sing, rap, act, and dance and of course do spoken word.
DaRuddest has also been honored with the opportunity to work with the highly honored and highly favored Dr. Maya Angelou as well as many other well know and established artists.
DaRuddest competed in a VIBE Magazine Spoken Word Artist competition and was crowned with second place and she has every desire to acquire the number one spot when given the chance again.
She has performed at the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina as well as local venues such as the 5spot, Brooklyn Exposure, HK lounge, Karma, Billie’s Black, The Street Poets Den, Moca, Marfa, Voodoo lounge and many other locations. She has also been the Host for Centric Spotlight at the Voodoo lounge located in Brooklyn NY and for Private Affairs monthly erotica showcase at Amarachi Lounge also located in Brooklyn NY.
DaRuddest Jones had her first showcase entitled, DaRuddest Jones presents Rude T.ee V.ee, introducing her vision to support and promote spoken word artist and their dream to make it. As an extension of that, she started a monthly open mic/showcase that she held in the heart of Harlem. At the showcase she focused on bridging the gap between Poetry and Hip Hop.
DaRuddest is the creator and director of an annual artist showcase entitled, Memoirs of a Starving Artists. Moasa was created to give new artist leverage and experience. Being a part of Moasa exposes all artists involved to free stage training, free promotion, and an opportunity to make money and media exposure. Moasa is opened to all art forms. She is determined to penetrate the entertainment industry and show the world that poetry is not intended to only be underground.
DaRuddest Jones is a character that cannot and will not be held back. She lives by her words and guarantees that you will feel her poetry.

To learn more about this artist, please visit her website at: http://www.daruddestjones.com/

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