M’Reld Green is one of thee most dynamic spoken word artist of her generation.
M’Reld has been featured on Russell Simmons presents HBO Def Poetry Jam, BET Lyric Cafe and TVOne Verses & Flow. She has shared the stage with a host of celebrated acts which includes Saul Williams, Eric Roberson, Ledisi, MC Lyte and many others. A true wordsmith M’Reld has performed for then Illinois State Senator now President Barack Obama.
Her gifted poetry has allowed her to travel across this country featuring at acclaimed venues such as the Nuyorican Poetry Cafe in New York City to Fly Poets in Los Angeles.
M’Reld has shared her work in 33 of the 50 states and continues on touring to add to the completion of all 50 states by close of 2016. Outside of being acknowledged as one of the nations premiere poets, M’Reld is also an ambassador for peace, social justice and youth advocacy. She continues her involvement with Chicago Public Schools. Also she has used her spoken word as a teaching tool for non for profit agencies such as The Black Star Program and Institute for Positive Living.
Two years ago, Noisey went to Chicago to make a documentary series called Chiraq. It focused on drill artists like Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Lil Reese and Young Chop and was controversial in its portrayal of the city. Now, we have Noisey Chicago, shot last year in the South Side of city where we revisit some of the characters from Noisey Chiraq to find out what’s happened to them since we last met. We also explore the problems and solutions that the artists and residents of Chicago are dealing with, in a city where the murder rate is out of control and its victims are getting younger and younger every year. Features Chief Keef, Vic Mensa, Common, Lil Durk and Young Chop.
Premiere on VICELAND, March 22