ABOUT SULI BREAKS
When it comes to informing people of the power of your mind and unlocking your creative potential through the medium of spoken word, two words describe one of its urban wordsmith prophets – Suli Breaks.
Suli Breaks is an accomplished spoken word poet who has achieved so much with his poetry since starting his mission on the mainstream circuit in 2009. Over the past three years, he has captivated wide-ranging audiences and peers alike with his phenomenal wordplay incorporating witty puns, cutting metaphors, and stark and brutally honest observations and perceptions of life whilst still using his poetic gift to educate young people about London culture and the constant issues that we all face. He doesn’t shy away from the controversial topics like knife crime (on R.I.P) and prejudices against dark-skinned girls in the black culture (on For Colored Girls), but doesn’t mind being funny and enlightening on poetic analogies (on Why Women Like the Toilet Seat). Without sounding cliché regardless of the subject, he makes us sit up with our ears pricked up hanging onto every syllable he laces us with because of the quality of his lyrical content.
Suli has been hailed by many high-profile people (in particular Lennox Lewis plus the Co-Founder of the popular American Def Poetry Jam show, Bruce George) to be a poetry pioneer of the new school as well as constantly being considered to be in the upper echelon of the current generation of poets taking the UK and (especially in Suli’s case) the world by storm. His poems and poetry videos have graced many media outlets alike including urban magazine staple Flavour Magazine, national ethnic newspaper The Voice, mainstream UK TV channel BBC One’s London News, Sky TV channels Vox Africa and the Community Channel, leading American urban websites WorldStarHipHop, ConcreteLoop, and Bossip, and numerous online websites and blogs.
The extraordinary thing is that Suli Breaks never limits himself to doing things in the conventional way – he is always looking at different ways to communicate to and enrich his audience. He uses his poetry to bridge gaps in the multicultural society we live in today. His poetry is something that needs to be seen and watched to understand the potent delivery and creativity that goes into his work. His words bring poetry to life and this can be seen on a global scale now thanks to his dynamic YouTube channel. With this channel, he engages his audience by showcasing his poetry through different videos, topics and tutorials. It’s bitesize and digestible as he has split his videos into separate playlists which include film documentary projects/assignments outside of poetry, seminars (where he performs a poem of varying styles, natures and topics), live performances from gigs, and video poems and lectures from his expressive offering The University of Suli Breaks as well as showcasing some of the poetry students who are a part of it. His videos generate debate and opinion regardless of the theme and his video channel has generated over 3,200,000 video views so far.
His venture The University of Suli Breaks is there to teach deep lessons and enhance people’s lives by inspiring minds and not just filling their head with content through their use of video tutorials, lectures and seminars. As their motto says “Your mind is your campus, learn to educate yourself before you look for someone else to do it for you”. He wants to enlighten his generation and give them a well-rounded view of life through his poetry.
Just like the title of his poetry DVD says Poetry is Kool and we all have Mr Suli Breaks to blame for that fact! He has paved a way for more talented poets to come through and whether you like or not, he will change your notion of poetry as you currently know it!