In the words of legendary Hip Hop artist and poet, KRS-ONE, “Being dope live is like being insured for life— you always get called back TWICE!”
Over the past ten years Jared Paul has become one of the best known spoken word poets in the world by doing just that... being dope live. His electrifying performance shifts effortlessly between spoken word, traditional storytelling, and acapella Hip Hop, with a poignance that often brings audiences to tears one second and has them laughing out loud the next.
Jared has toured relentlessly, winning over audience after audience at theaters, poetry slams, universities, festivals, Hip Hop shows, and Rock concerts across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. But poetry, as Jared performs it, cannot be accurately captured through the sterile atmosphere of an isolated studio session— the performer can’t feed off the energy of the audience and the crowd isn’t able to interact with the poet, which is why for his first ever full length Spoken Word album Jared knew it had to be LIVE.
The result is Jared Paul Live, a Greatest Hits album of Jared’s best known poems from throughout his spoken word career performed for a sold out crowd at the Empire Black Box Theatre in Providence, RI. Separated into to 14 tracks, the recorded set plays from beginning to end like a Richard Pryor or George Carlin concert album. The entire venue was mic’d to capture the audience’s reaction for the full experience of a classic Jared Paul feature set. Long time fans, as well as new supporters, will thoroughly enjoy this unique collection.
released 19 November 2013
All poems by Jared Paul. Recorded live at the Empire Black Box Theatre in Providence, RI. Engineered and mixed by Dan Sawyer at DS Studios. *Track 9. is a spoken word remix of the Sage Francis song "Sea Lion."
"Jared Paul is a stunning performer – staring audiences in the eyes and calling for conscious responses to injustice. His talent at sharing complex ideas through verse should not be missed." -The Eureka Times Standard