Unrivaled in her ability to transmute emotions into words and be the voice from which Mother Nature speaks, poet/spoken word artist Egypt English’s poetry is confidence and power. Her 2019 debut EP, “Opening Ceremony Vol. 1: The Birth of Egypt English” and her book “My Mother Said Write: Shadow Work” both narrate her battles from a place filled with depression, anxiety and self-doubt to a place of strength and sovereignty.
Her style merges theatrical performance, poetry reciting, and Hip Hop, with an array of neo-soul, gospel, and R & B influences. Egypt’s poetic spells address themes ranging from self-empowerment to natural cosmological order while being sprinkled with religious, spiritual, and socio-political allusions.
Egypt English has worked on projects with a wide range of artists, labels, and producers, including Grammy-nominated producer Benny “Cha Cha” Rubin. Her catalog includes artists like Nune aka Mr Propane, Tim Wayne, Tommy Lehman,D’Jon, Burna, and King Frank May.
Egypt English, (O’Dellshae TruVarsha Wiles Robinson El Bey), grew up in Saponi country at Ringgold, Virginia. Egypt began writing poetry in Kindergarten and fell deeper in love with the art form as she matured. She studied Creative Writing and Theatre and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature at Frostburg State University, and is an alumna of the ICJS Justice Leaders Fellowship in Baltimore. Egypt currently teaches visual arts to middle school girls in Baltimore. In 2017, she married her college sweetheart and Hip-Hop artist, King Frank May, and in 2019, they welcomed their first son, Tzar.
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