Hometown: Bradenton, FL
Quote: “The dream that’s promised to me already has my signature…'” — Spoken Reasons
One Accolade: Made Forbes’ “30 under 30 in Hollywood” list in 2015
SPOKEN REASONS has created a massive name for himself as a multi-talented individual. From spoken word, poetry, music and short films, it is no question as to why he is one of today’s biggest entertainers. With nearly over 200M views and 2M YouTube subscribers, 300K followers on Twitter and 900K likes on Facebook, he has a loyal following both on and off the web.
Growing up in Bradenton, Florida he first discovered his passion for sharing his thoughts on stage by witnessing spoken word poetry online. Bit by the poetry bug, he began developing his own style and following, but it didn’t stop there. Realizing the impact that the internet had on his life, he decided to use it as a tool to spread his thoughts and messages globally by putting that energy into his music and performing for his large college fan base including at some of the top universities to date: Howard University, Penn State University, University of Texas – Austin, Syracuse and many more. He penned the name “Spoken Reasons” because he realized the true power of words, stating, “Everything that comes out of your mouth has a living with purpose.”
The next chapter of his life began in 2011 when he worked with Grammy Award-Winning Mogul, 50-Cent. Spoken then landed a role in the 2013 “funniest comedy of the year” The Heat along with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthey and later appeared on Kevin Hart’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood in 2014. His success drew the attention in the media with with The Breakfast Club, Snoop Dogg’s GGN Series, and was named one of Forbes “30 under 30 in Hollywood”.
In between writing scripts for his YouTube videos and short films, being on and off sets, recording music or doing tours – Spoken drew the attention of Russell Simmon’s and was named the Brand Ambassador for the business magnate’s new YouTube network, All Def Digital.
Spoken’s success has always been influenced by his mantra, FCHW: Faith, Consistency and Hard Work, which has turned into a movement among his fans, and will continue to live that mantra for the many things he has planned for his future.