Dahlak is a multi-faceted hip-hop artist that draws upon his abilities as a musician, actor, and poet to create a dynamic, spellbinding performance. Since launching into the national spoken word scene by winning the Brave New Voices international poetry slam (as now seen on HBO), he has performed on the Tavis Smiley Radio show and the past two seasons of Russell Simmons? present Def Poetry Jam. Dahlak has worked with Broadway veteran and Rockefeller fellow, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, writing and performing in Scourge ? a play that the Boston Globe hailed as ?explosive?. As a member of the group iLL-Literacy, Dahlak has showcased his seamless, blend of hip-hop, theatre, and spoken word throughout the U.S. and overseas. Dahlak is originally from Sacramento, California and is now based in Brooklyn, New York.