SEAN BATTLE-Founder and CEO
Born in Camden, NJ, Sean Battle is the combination of an ambitious mother and pro wrestling antics. His service in the arts is to carve out worlds for when there is nowhere else for him and others to reside. The holder of an MFA in poetry and BA in English from Rutgers University and formerly an instructor of English at Essex County College, Battle is the author of two self-published full-length collections: PROFESS (2018) and THE FOREST OF BRICKS (2015), with poems also found in various journals including Radius: from the Center to the Edge, The Legendary, FreezeRay Poetry,
Journal Of New Jersey Poets, and more. Prior to launching EvoluCulture with the launch of Evolution Dopen Mic on October 9th, 2014, Battle was co-host of two of the longest running open mics in New Jersey: Verbal Mayhem in New Brunswick, and People’s Open Mic in Newark.
Treasure Borde is a New Jersey-based poet, actress and educator with degrees in communication and theatre. As a teaching artist, she has taught some amazing rising stars. She is featured on the album, Voices of New York, along with poets from New Jersey and New York. She is also the proud owner of Treys Golden Confections , which specializes in gourmet vegan donuts and treats. She dedicates her time to being a mentor, counselor, and an advocate for continuing the education of mental health and domestic violence.
DON KRYPTON-General Manager
Don Krypton is a native to Elizabeth, NJ, having strong roots in Newark. With a background in IT management, Don has always considered himself a wordsmith, writing short stories and raps in his spare time, but his true plunge into the Spoken Word/Poetry scene was inspired by a challenge given to him by the @Evoluculture team at the @cryoutcave. Since then he has been actively supporting the poetry community and working
diligently on his own. Don Krypton fancies himself a jack of all trades, dabbling in content creation, music/video editing, investments, philanthropy, activism and support of the advancement and proper education of black people.
Kandi is from East Orange, New Jersey and is currently enrolled as a double major in Business Administration and Creative Writing at Bloomfield College. She's the Author of a poetry and affirmation book entitled "Mind Of A Flower: The Creation of Consciousness" as well as two short stories "Belle" and "Yonni’s". All of her work can be found on Amazon or you can visit her linktree. ( linktr.ee/king.kira.kandi ) In conjunction to being an author, Kandi is a proud poet, speaker, spiritual coach, and owner of Kandi Reign’s Essential and Body Oils.
The IZM.—Brand Ambassador
Newark native The IZM., born Anthony Peterson, is a multi-genre artist who thrives off of the boundless inspiration from the golden age of music. In 2015, the track "I Don't Feel God", from his inaugural album King For A Day, was featured in Spike Lee's Kickstarter film Da Sweet Blood of Jesus. In 2019 he released Black Boy Wonderment, a tribute to the era that made Newark a hub for house music in the late 1980s/early 1990s. In 2020, the video for " Broken Like" scored multiple accolades from independent film festivals.
Born in Newark, NJ and Raised in East Orange, NJ Jawariah Samirah Raheem (LadiiAmethyst) is a Spoken Word Artist, Poet, Author, Model, Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur; Spiritualist and above all else a Mother of 2 boys with the oldest having Autism. A free spirit, she loves life and believes that everything should be done with light and love. “My poetry is more than poetry...It is my release. I want to touch someone and save a life. You never know who your going to inspire with telling your story. And for me, that’s why I write.” -LadiiAmethyst©️