Azizi Jasper
Host of the Smokin' Spoken Word poetry open-mic at Blaze Hookah Lounge in Kalamazoo every Tuesday night and at the Eastown Hookah Lounge in Grand Rapids every Wednesday night; Azizi Jasper (aka Tokenblaq) is one of  hardest working performance artists in West Michigan.  He has toured all through the Midwest, performing his unique brand of spoken word poetry at nightclubs, coffee shops, libraries, taverns, theatres, bookstores and street corners. Winner of several Kalamazoo Poetry Slams, Azizi competed with the Kzoo Slam Team (featuring Kinetic Affect) at the 2010 Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam in East Lansing MI.  Most recently he hosted the Fourth Annual Grand Rapids Hip Hop Awards, and performed at the Rosa Parks Sculpture Dedication Ceremony in Grand Rapids.
Azizi Jasper