Testimonials

THANK YOU SO MUCH :)
Most testimonials are on the main page. Here's some recent ones on top and some from when we first started on the bottom. Thank you so much for all the encouragment. It definitely keeps me going when the work gets challenging :). Much Love
Chin-Yer


"You are a pillar of this city in so many meaningful ways and we all appreciate you" Wendel Patrick “The Baltimore Crown Awards proved to be that dynamic universe showcasing the best of the city’s heart, talent, and audacity!! Salute to Chin-yer and team, Derrick Chase and all of the honorees and our community for showing up as bright lights shining like Black diamonds. We see you, in sincere gratitude, loving your swag, indomitable talents/gifts and commitment to shifting the atmospheric vibrations of the last Great Black city!! #BlackRenaissanceBaltimore #Wedoingthis
-Teneicia Brown

“The vibes in the building were amazing. You had so many different people in the building but all love. Not many can do that. Job well done!” -Robin Agresott

"Man, it was so dope seeing beautiful black people together in one peaceful space. So inspiring and so needed!" Karmah Corlione "This woman here, maaaaan y'all lucky to have here" -Danny Pacl "Thank you Chin-Yer for a great event!" Val of Hug Don't Shoot "Amazing night" -Mia Miata “Chin-yer, beautiful event highlighting the culture that makes us special. Thank you for your special contributions and making Baltimore Special”
Neeko B of Bmore Thank Dance
"Big ups to The Baltimore Scene and Chin-Yer for throwing a magnificent event"
Femi The Drifish

Chin-yer, to have a unity of people that show up and show out for you and others intribe of work and creativity is more than most people can imagine. It’s not always ya Day 1’s, it’s ones that will come out any day because they see and feel the vision. I'm at a loss for words. Thank you to Jahitie for that authentic and raw intoduction and the Derrick OOH Jones Service Award and not just that ..for your years of continued support and energy. I love you bro. Chin-Yer, I give thanks for this opportunity of this platform. I love this mission” Michael Cornish of Dads United Organization

Last night was a movie, a whole family reunion and your girl won Renaissance Woman of the Year!! Thank you Crown Awards. Thank you Chin-Yer for bringing all of these beautiful folks together”
Tracie Jiggets
Director, actress, photographer (and a gang of other stuff which is the reason she won Renaissance Woman of the Year lol)
“Special thanks to the Baltimore Crown awards and Chin-Yer Wright, we are very grateful for all the love and hard work you guys did for us and the rest of the city”
Don Trunk of Dream 1st Studios

“Chin-Yer, you are a blessing to the Baltimore Music Scene and we can’t thank you enough for your dedication to the amazing annual program” Kariz Marcel of Blakwater Studios

“Thank you so much Baltimore Crown Awards and Chin-Yer Wright for putting together an awesome award show recognizing all of the amazing talent Baltimore has to offer!! Thank you for giving Baltimore their flowers. It was soooo good to meet your beautiful soul. Thank you for all that you do. Please let me know how I can support you and your movement!” -Honour Drew

Congratulations to all of the Baltimore Crown Award winners/nominees. It was and always is an honor to be nominated what a night to see old friends and colleagues of the Baltimore Music Scene. Big up Chin-yer for putting together another AWESOME event. Baltimore Crown Awards got a brother motivated again. THANK YOU” Thank you Baltimore Crown Awards and The Baltimore Scene for giving me my flowers while I’m still here to smel em by honoring me with a Derrick OOH Jones Service Award

Special shout out to Chin-yer for bringing Baltimore’s Best together for a beautiful night” Shelly Staylo Stephens

For years I been behind the scenes watching and helping Olufunmike Woods put on amazing events. I’ve always known of Chin-Yer and the magic she does , but have only seen it up close in recent years. What they do is dizzying. Soothing the most savage Bmore beasts, sitting at tanles that were not designed to make them comforatnle and never compromising. Dealing with the wild ass Bmore creative egos (y’all know you crazy), making sure everyone eat (literally and figuratively), pioneering, supporting, making space and time bend to their wil in order to create a path for the next generations. Alladat And nursing babies (Not just their kids neither) Raising a whole fucking universe inside a city And still making sure everyone got water and snacks and shit. Niggas need to bring flowers expeditiously
-Zabrina Harris

"We were able to celebrate artists, activists, and influencers throughout Baltimore in an amazing display of community and love at the Baltimore Crown Awards last night. The brain child of our own Chin-Yer. It reflected the joy, love, passion, and sense of communal love that she embodies every day. I just want to think Chin-Yer for coming up with this incredible event to celebrate the amazing pool of talent here in Baltimore City. She didn't wait on the sidelines for someone to recognize and validate us, she just jumped in and started doing the work."
Saleem Heggins of Saleem and The Music Lovers

"Last night at the Crown Awards, I hugged so many people I havent. seen in ages yet I didn't feel moved to take pictures until the end of the night. I had heart centered real conversations though. Those went down in my heart for real for real. As usual, it was an epic celecration and reunion #baltimorelight @baltimorecityoflight #baltimorecrownawards"
-Ama Chandra

"Love, Love Love! Congratulations to you on such a well-attended, community centric and vibrationally high event. The people of Baltimore are blessed with your light"
-Khadijah Zakia

"Shoutout to Chin-Yer for giving people their props when they can actually enjoy the them"
D'Ionna Conaway

"Soooo about last Saturday night, Raspeckt and Ralute to our baltimore scene queen, Chin-Yer, you did it again. Congratulations! All of Baltimore's Stars were out shining super bright Saturday night. This was so dope."
Shawna Divine

"It was so good to meet your beautiful soul!!! Thank you for all you do!!! Please let me know how I can support you and your movement!!! Thanks again beautiful" Honour Drew "Chin-Yer has me in awe and amazement. I'm truly thankful for that woman bruh-mother, auntie, and big sis to all" Zaki "I love what you have done by recognizing the culture being built in Baltimore!" -Ozzy of The Actors Academy of Baltimore "Good Afternoon Beautiful, I just wanted to say thank you for putting together the crown awards and giving people their flowers!" Miss Kam "This was my first time attending. I met some new folks and enjoyed seeing old friends in teh Baltimore & DMV scene. Kudos to all you do Chin-yer"
Gigi The Poet

------------------------------------------------------Other Events-------------------------------------------------------- THE BALTIMORE SCENE TOWN HALL MEETING

"Excellent show yesterday, Chin-Yeah! A sign of success is that you had a diverse group gravitating toward workable, beneficial discussions and solutions for the unique marriage of art and entrepreneurship."
-George Howell

S/O to Chin-Yer for inviting me as a guest to the new Baltimore Scene show, I learned a lot and feel challenged to do more. Always promoting growth.. Thank you
-Mia Loving

Good Discussion, Thanks Chin-Yer for creating the forum
-Tif Saleem

"Learned a great deal on the Town Hall meeting with Chin-Yer. Looking forward to seeing where we go from here."
Adeke Rose

"Thank you for facilitating this, it provided a lot of insight."
Jordan Parrish

THE BALTIMORE SCENE RADIO SHOW

"The show was truly ENLIGHTENING... and the best thing that I liked about it was that ..... it was very TRUTHFUL without BIAS.... so many perspectives on Hip Hop from people who've actually seen hip hop AROUND THE WORLD."
C-NILE

"It was good mix of panelists for the topic. Good job"
Jaye Hunnie

"Giving Thanks for Chin-Yer Thebaltimorescene and what she does for the Baltimore Music Scene and Community as a whole. Today's Radio Show was awesome and it was definitely nice to be able to take part in such wonderful dialogue about the Scene. Really enjoyed building with everyone and hearing the different perspectives. Respect. Much Luv ‪#‎UnityInTheCommunity‬"
Baltimore Son

"Great Show Chin!"
G Major

"Great show. Some of the best tips I've heard."
Poet Deep

"Great Info"
Omega Soul

"Chin-yer Great job on hosting such an informative and interactive show and for having so many people engaged"
Maria Collins

WORD WAR POETRY SLAMS

"Word War is the best poetry event in Baltimore. I'm sure that everybody would agree"
Kenneth Morrison CEO/Director of Dewmore Baltimore Art/Activism Organization

"The way Word War is set up, how it is put together, how the judges score and the criteria judges use, it takes all of the arbitrary things out of slams that poets always complain about and makes it what it is supposed to be about--- who has the best poem. Who wrote the best. Judges don't care about the audience response or only your emotional topic or only about your emotions in performance. It's not random. They care how well you wrote about your topic or experience. If you're really honest with yourself about your writing, you can't be mad at how you do at Word War. The only person you can be mad at is yourself"
Slangston Hughes (Word War 9)

"I just want to say, thank you for having me...and I want in on any event that you cook up lol" Star Giovanni
(Word War 8)

"I had a great time-so happy I came out. Haven't been so inspired in a while. It definitely made me want to perform again. The poets did a great job."
-B. Sharise Moore (Word War 8)

"It was a fantastic night. The poets, host Gail Danley and the judges were amazing. I left inspired and spent the night writing for the first time in months. Beautiful job Schin-yer. It was a blessing to be there."
Karen Crawley-Buckholtz (Word War 8)

"I had so much fun last night!! " Simply Sherri (Word War 8)

"Excellent event, Chin-Yer, congratulations to all the amazing, deep poets. The winning poem from Kenneth Something about patriarchy gave all of us something to think about and work on. Wonderful night, including the vendors." -Will Hug (Word War 8)

"Awesome Event!! Such talented poets!! Loved every minute"
-Tiffani Brown

"Tonight was an amazing night. So so many great poets and poems. The audience gave me all the love my writing deserved. The judges were thoroughly fair. I came close, but tonight wasn't my night. I'm happy that I'm not the least bit bitter about it. I think I performed VERY well, but I was legitimately outperformed, and I am completely content with that. I now have the opportunity to learn and become even better and I'm sooooooooooooo happy for and proud of my brother for Jacob Mayberry (Black Chakra) for winning!!!
Michael Martin Jr.
(Word War 7)

"Word War 7 was crazy! It was my first time and I didn't win but it was an awesome awesome experience that I can't wait to do again next year. The talent there was beyond dope and I definitely learned alot. Much luv to Chin-yer for putting together a great competition"
Poet Renae
(Word War 7)

"Last Night was amazing! Thanks for the opportunity and for all that you do!"
Ayanna Gallant-host of Bus, Boys, and Poets
(Word War 7)

"I had a great time and loved the energy"
Melanie Cook
(Word War 7)

"Thank you so much sister. Your will and drive to throw this competition each year has allowed me to fulfill my dreams"
Black Chakra
(Word War 7)

"You always give official events & we will continue to support over here at the Kartel headquarters"
Barcardy
(Word War 7)

"So much fun, so many dope poets, so many laughs; I was thoroughly entertained. Before last night I had never even attended a SLAM let alone participate in one. I have heard so many horror stories; but last night was encouraging. I will definitely be back for more. The hostess Rebecca Dupas keep things moving. The judges LOVE the poet TwoDeep Carter Tula Mae, Shaka and others were truly engaged. In the final rounds I was so caught up in the energy of some of the poets I forgot it was suppose to be a war at all and it just felt like family. Like each person was either me or some member of my family on stage. Bravo to all bold enough to bare their soul on a stage and offer their babies up for judgement."
Ra Sheem
(Word War 6)

"I had a Ball!!! Thank you for having me"
-William Wilson of Pit Fights MC Battle League
(Word War 6)

"Had fun as usual. Good looking out on the love and putting on a great show Chin-Yer"
Godchild
(Word War 6)

"Had a blast last night hosting ‪#‎WordWarVI‬. Thanks for the invite Chin-Yer!"
Rebecca Dupas

"Thanks for the opportunity regardless of my low score I had a good time being this was my first poetry slam"
Patricia Johnson
(Word War 6)

Last night was awesome..I competed in my first ever poetry slam and wow..just wow...I have to thank Chin-Yer for the opportunity and for pushing me to do it even tho I'm still wondering how she talked me into it lol... Rebecca Dupas was quite entertaining and held it down as always as the host lol she was too fun. Judge Michelle Antoinette and the others were fair and honest and damn sure made us get that work lol... and Precious Love Givens was a great scorekeeper and kept it professional (even when i tried to bribe her lol sike nah..)... and I felt honored to share a stage with some of my true poetry role models including Slangston Hughes, Jacob Mayberry, Nakia Brown, Alex Alexander, and now added to that list Allison Olender and a whole bunch of others..It's an experience I won't soon forget and I will always treasure.. ok back to sleep good night all.. heart emoticon till next slam..
Now I can go back to my kids and really lead by example when it comes to this art form."
Poet Vicki
(Word War 6)

"Shouts out to everyone who spit tonight! Especially Jacob Mayberry who I am quite a fan of. As well as Allison Olender who killed it tonight! Slangston Hughes rocked. And we even now... we got break this tie! Lol. Shouts out to Natalie Illum for leaving it all on stage and the big brother Godchild The-omen. Thank you Chin-Yer for the opportunity."
Roscoe Burnems
(Word War 6)

"So blessed to have been a witness!! The future is here"
-Gaia
(Word War 3)

"That was the best event I have been to in Bmore this year! Even though I a'int win, I stayed for the whole event (real artist). Shout out to everyone who competed and judged and came to support the event. This is what I love."
P Tactics
(Word War 2)

"Just wanna say that I had an incredible time at word war on Friday. Thanks for the opportunity to compete. Give my congrats to the winner. I have respect for the Bmore Poetry Scene. You'll see me around again"
Ms. Wise
(Word War)

"I HAD A GREAT TIME LAST NIGHT. THANKS FOR THROWING SUCH A GREAT EVENT"

-Trace Blam

(Word War)

"That was the best event I have been to in Bmore this year! Even though I a'int win, I stayed for the whole event (real artist). Shout out to everyone who competed and judged and came to support the event. This is what I love."
P Tactics
(Word War 2)

"It was great! Glad to see Sir back on the scene-everyone was amazing"
-Kanikki-organizer of National Underground Spoken Word and Poetry Awards
(Word War 2)

"THAT WAS AWESOME LAST NIGHT! THANKS FOR PUTTING THAT TOGETHER. LET BMORE KNOW WHEN YOU GONNA DO A WORD WAR 2"
-White Chocolate

(Word War 1)

"So blessed to have been a witness!! The future is here"
-Gaia
(Word War 3)

THE MASTERS MC BATTLES

"Being a man of few words all I'm going to say is that The Master's definitely set the bar for competitions as a whole. Hip Hop is not dead"
J5 Bmorehh.com

"The Masters was dope! Chin-yer for President"
A Class

"Wow, did I have a great time last night! That was one of the best battles I have ever seen in person [The Masters]"
-Jahiti of Brown F.I.S.H.

"That was one of the best hip hop events, I've been to and I've judged a lot of Battles [The Masters]"
-Labtekwon

"FROM HERE ON, WHEN BALTIMORE MENTIONS MC COMPETITIONS, 'THE MASTERS' WILL BE TOP OF THE LIST. THIS IS MOST DEF NOT YA MOMMAS MC COMPETITION! 'I LOVE THE BALTIMORE SCENE AND YOU SHOULD TO"

-Shaka Pitts-Pit fights CEO

"DOPE ASS SHOW!!"


"THE MASTERS WAS DOPE. I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF. SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE MC'S WHO PERFORMED"
-The Author


"THE MASTERS SHOULD BE THE NEW STANDARD FOR MC BATTLES. WE AS THE ARTISITIC COMMUNITY ARE WELL WITHIN OUR RIGHTS TO DEMAND MORE FROM THE ARTISTS THAT REPRESENT US. THESE TYPE OF ELIMINATIONS ARE GOOD OPPORTUNITIES TO SHOWCASE THE VERSATILITY OF THE ARTISTS THAT EITHER WE HAVE NEVER HEARD FROM OR ARE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH. DIFFERENT SIDES TO THE OLD AND A FRESH BREATH FROM THE NEW. GLAD TO HAVE BEEN A PART OF IT"
-Kane Mayfield


"The Masters was the shit last night. Y'all took what it is to be an emcee to another level. Performers were freestyling. Battle rappers were forced to perform and in the end, we had a great show. Congrats"
Bunny of No Guts No Glory

"We came through the Masters battle last night at the 5 Seasons and we're really feeling what y'all are doing with the underground scene. It's definitely needed and we definitely want to continue to support and actually become a part of the movement and add on. Let's see how we can come together on some things. Peace"
-Poverty's Thread

"I'm honored my buddies and I were included in the evening's events. Thanks again for connecting the underground and keeping hip hip alive"
-Maskara of The Baltimore Breakers [The Masters]

"Wonderful event and very clever task as far as the battle rounds. I loved it. Thanks for allowing me to be in the heckler sections that me and good made up ourselves lls"
[The Masters 2010]
Ty Gudda

"I had a lot of fun...and I definitely will be entering the Masters next year"
-Lenwood

"I HAD A LOT OF FUN PARTICIPATING AND SPECTATIN. I'M TRYIN TO BRING THE TITLE TO PG NEXT YEAR THO!!! ALL IN ALL GREAT EVENT CHIN!"

-PG Skillet

"THE MASTERS WAS AWESOME THIS YEAR. ENTERTAINING, INTRIGUING, FUNNY, AND MUCH MORE. AGAIN, CHIN-YER YOU PUT ON A GREAT EVENT. SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE THAT MADE IT SPECIAL FOR ME ONCE AGAIN. I HADN'T LAUGHED THAT HARD IN A LONG TIME"

-Singleton Newman< "AWESOME NIGHT-A LOT OF TALENT IN THE DMV"


-D Meitz

TRACK MEET PRODUCER BEAT BATTLES

"JUST LETTING YOU KNOW I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF LAST NIGHT AT 'THE TRACK MEET!!!' AND ALSO I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BATTLE. I'M GOING TO WRECK SHOP THE NEXT GO AROUND. PEACE!"

-Boone

ENERGY

"YOUR ENERGY EVENT WAS HOTTTTT!!! KEEP ME POSTED ON WHAT OTHER EVENTS YOU DO... I WOULD LOVE TO COME AND SUPPORT YOU WHENEVER I CAN!!!"

-Cream




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