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  • Arts & Culture
  • Issue 37

Joekenneth Museau

The Brooklyn poet on a mission to heal. Words by Kyla Marshell. Photography by Andre D. Wagner.

Spoken-word poet and artist Joekenneth Museau started his career from an unusual place: a one-sided rap battle at the age of 11. “I wrote a dis record to Lil Bow Wow and Lil’ Romeo called ‘Respect Me, ’” he recalls with a laugh. He’s since turned those first forays into poetry into a career with a large, and expanding, online following. His latest book, Days After Your Departure, about the death of his mother, is accompanied by a short film


This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven

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