Jerode Rodgers, better known as Jeronimo Speaks was born in Chicago and raised in the “Low End” projects of the inner city. It was here that Jeronimo was introduced to freestyle and battle rapping. He began creating Spoken Word pieces in late December of 2011. Since then Jeronimo has released three Spoken Word E P. Jeronimo has met quite a few milestones here in his city of Chicago; He was been awarded Spoken Word Album of the Year from the Spoken Word Magazine, as well as Most Valuable Poet, and Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the P.O.E.T Organization, MIDWEST URBAN MUSIC AWARDS POET OF THE YEAR. Then going on to be recognized by SAFE & SOUND winning the POETRY-N-MOTION AWARD. Amongst the many local bookings, open mic, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries and many more type of events performed at, Jeronimo has performed in Benton Harbor, MI. St. Louis, MO. Detroit, MI. Pontiac, MI. Milwaukee, WI. Memphis, TN. Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Atlanta, California, Las Vegas, Dallas and many other locations in the U.S
Jeronimo is one of the most sought out spoken word artist in Chicago by the public; he has triumphed through the rough times and sold out a 300 seats at the I.C.E. Theater for his 2nd CD release Psalms of the Streets, he has appeared as a guest, on radio stations such as rejoice 102.3, TMC Gospel Radio, Power 92.3, WHPK, Windy City Underground, and Access Avenue and a host of other TV shows and radio shows, Jeronimo has performed with the likes of PRENTICE POWELL, MALIK YUSEF, THE LAST POETS, MICHAEL COLYAR,K LOVE, DEF POETRY JAM ABYSS, DEF POETRY JAM M'RELD GREEN and a host of other stars. He is definitely an up and coming phenomenon from Chicago and is at his most humblest at this moment while his grind is at such a high with much more work to do. “No grind No shine” is his Motto and he proves it every day with his work effort and skills.
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