Hometown: Portland, OR
Quote: “It’s not the sin I fear. …It’s the fear I would want to stay.” — J Poetic
One Accolade: Performed at the 2014 Justice Conference Poetry Slam
J Poetic is a Portland born and raised MC, beat maker, and spoken word artist. Wanting to make the listener think, he blends metaphor, theology, and philosophy through passionate lyricism and wordplay. His sound is unique in that it unifies different genres such as folk and hip-hop with heartfelt acoustic indie vibes, abstract samples, boom bap breaks, and North West soul.