His hardcore voice formed his stage name "HoodRaised". Hoodraised is an international Spoken-word artist from the westside of Chicago. He has performed on Hundreds of stages from the Westcoast to the East coast.
Hoodraised is a creative writing coach and also is the instructor of a performance enhancement class called "Stages"
Hoodraised is the President and founder of Team At Ease entertainment
The host of theNational award-winning At Ease Sundays Open Mic
2x Author (Jotted Gems, Bits & Pieces)
6 Produced Spokenword projects.
Hoodraised has also performed for inmates at Stockton California correctional facility.
Performed alongside spoken-word legends M'reld Green, K Love, Red Storm, Momentum, Talaam Acey, Black Ice, Georgia Me, & Abyss
Hip-hop legends Doug e Fresh, KRS1, & Reggae Legend Vicious (Craft Tour)
Grammy award-winning group Mary Mary
Grammy award-winning Poet Malik Yusef
HULU's "WOKE" Star
Comic Legend Michael Blackson
*Performed for Lil G of "Silk"
Hoodraised is the 2016 National Poetry Awards Spoken-word Artist of the year
2x National Spoken-word Awards Host of the Year
2x National Spoken-word Awards Erotic Poet of the Year
Spoken-word Lounge Entertainer of the Year
Hoodraised continues to perform internationally bringing unparalleled passion combined with uplifting lyrics. He lives by the creed "I don't have to change My space in order to change my Fate"