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Gregory Jerome (Reality)


Gregory Jerome

Booking Information:

Gregory Jerome
1209 W. Hefner Rd., #238
Oklahoma City, OK 73411

Phone:

(405) 605-9655

Email:

Gregoryj180@gmail.com

Website:

Availability:

Year round

Fees:

$600 to $900 (a performance with 2 to 4 performers), $1200 to $2500 (6 hour Samba workshop with up to seven performers), $725 to $1400 (Combination of concert, storytelling/lecture/demonstration featuring up to 4 performers)

Bio:

Gregory J. Arnold, better known as Gregory Jerome, has dedicated his life to being an ambassador of hip hop and creative arts. Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Texarkana, Arkansas, this inspirational hip hop artist has broken free from the chains of a pre-determined social and economic destiny. Overcoming struggles and hard times with perseverance, faith and a pen in hand, Reality began his journey of soul therapy in 1996. However, it would be years later while living in Tennessee, when he would revisit those journals filled with carefully crafted life lessons and transform them into the inspirational lyrics found on his debut release "The Awakening."

Quickly, Gregory Jerome became a favorite indie artist among the local college scene by performing at the premiere local venues, in freestyle battles, and at church fundraisers. Artists, fashion designers, musicians, and poets clamored to be involved in his newly created movement resulting in the creation of Soul Therapy Unplugged; a neo-soul event for local artists to share music with a message of truth, wisdom, and ultimately provide the platform necessary to show that in fact, Reality is a movement.

Currently, he resides in Oklahoma City where Gregory Jerome performs at art galleries, schools, festivals, philanthropic events, and opens for major artists such as Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam, Bobby Valentino, Kandi (SWV), Jim Crow, Three Six Mafia, Catfish Turner (Dave Chappelle Show), Twista, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, John Legend and Lyfe Jennings.

For most of 2012-2013, he has toured the Northeast performing at many community events and educational programs, and made an appearance at SXSW (Buffalo Lounge) in Austin, Texas.