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Tips on Becoming The Best Artist from Kevin Coval

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"Don't be whack. There is a lot of bad art in the world so don't contribute to that heap of garbage." Here are some tips for becoming the best artist by Kevin Coval, founder of the largest youth poetry slam in the world. We are super excited to have him as one of the many storytellers at Glappitnova this year. Kevin Coval is the poet the Chicago Tribune called "the voice of the new Chicago" and who the Boston Globe says is "the city's unofficial poet laureate". Author of Schtick, L-vis Lives!: Racemusic Poems, Everyday People, Slingshots: A Hip-Hop Poetica, and More Shit Chief Keef Don't Like, Coval is the founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival and Artistic Director of Young Chicago Authors, LTAB's non-profit home. Coval teaches hip-hop aesthetics at The University of Illinois-Chicago, is a 4x HBO Def Poet, and has written for a wide variety of publications including CNN.com, The Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate WBEZ, The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (Source), Handbook of Public Pedagogy (Routledge) 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History (Haymarket) & It Was Written: Reading Nas's Illmatic, ed. by Michael Eric Dyson (Basic). Coval won a New Voices/New Visions award from the Kennedy Center for a play co-authored with Idris Goodwin about graffiti writers called, This is Modern Art, that will premiere in the winter of 2015 at Steppenwolf Theater and is currently editing an anthology, The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (Haymarket) due out February 2015. @kevincoval on all social media especially instagram. via: KevinCoval.com Websites To Rock Your Browser: Kevin Coval: http://kevincoval.com/kc/ Glappitnova: http://www.glappitnova.com Music: https://soundcloud.com/simbaselecta/j-dilla-dreamy-brabe-cover Glappitnova: Glappitnova is the destination for young influencers. Our mission is to showcase a diverse mixture of influencers, emerging talent, and community leaders spanning every industry through untraditional storytelling, entertainment, and interactive experiences. Our intimate one of a kind live experiences held in Chicago can't be found anywhere else in the world. Make sure to get on the list for our updates, festival details, and parties.