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by Urban Thoughts

The Kaleidoscope spoken word poetry album is a poignant reflection of the different emotional spaces that men of color balance on an everyday basis through hip hop and poetry narratives.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Little Daddy (feat. Amaya & Lucky the Poet)
0:34 $1.00
2. Clowns (feat. Jay Daskreet)
4:42 $1.00
3. Invisible Hoodies
2:45 $1.00
4. Spades
3:31 $1.00
5. Dear Son (feat. Harley Quinn)
4:12 $1.00
6. Chameleon
3:46 $1.00
7. Just Beautiful
4:22 $1.00
8. Happy Birthday to Us (feat. Mama Moore)
0:55 $1.00
9. Birthday Candle
3:37 $1.00
10. Wild Things
3:20 $1.00
11. Sticks & Stones (feat. Iyanla Mcneal)
4:32 $1.00
12. Differences
3:24 $1.00
13. Enter
3:41 $1.00
14. Mama Don't Cut My Cape (feat. Harley Quinn & Knight the Poet)
3:39 $1.00
15. Broken Hearted (feat. Tuesday Wesley)
4:39 $1.00
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Album Notes
Timothy L. Moore (Urban Thoughts) is a spoken word artist based out of MEMPHIS, TN. Timothy Moore graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts as an English Major with a concentration in Creative Writing from the University of Memphis. After graduation, he joined a trio of poets which successfully launched a series of powerful spoken word events that grew to become known as Uncensored Live! Feeling the need to educate his community about the importance of English and language, he returned to the University of Memphis to graduate from the School of Education with the Arts in Teaching Master’s degree with a specific concentration in Instruction and Curriculum. Timothy Moore taught effectively for four years in the Memphis City School system before deciding to return to the stage full-time to address problems that he witnessed in his community.

Timothy Moore turned the corner from a guy with a pen to Urban Thoughts, under the direction of well-known poet and author Mr. Gordon O’ Sing and Mrs. Sarah McCullum who helped develop his voice through writing workshops at the University of Memphis. O’Sing challenged Timothy, “…to write beyond what you feel like you should write; instead, write the hard and never fearful truth.” Having cut his teeth on the local Memphis Slam and poetry scene, Timothy ventured out nationally. He has performed in over 20 states including Nevada, Alabama, Tennessee, Illinois, Arizona, California, Georgia, both Carolinas, Kentucky, and numerous cities. He has been featured on television, radio, internet, and print. Whether performing in large stages in front of hundreds or intimate wedding settings of just a handful, Urban brings the same dedication to a memorable performance.

To continue to raise awareness for social issues through his poetry and writing, Urban Thoughts authored the Urban Thoughts Poetry blog to provide a forum for current issues. Urban's blog has captured an active audience that follows and engages conversation on a wide array of topics from entertainment and dating to politically conscious material or personal reflections on current social issues.

As an artist, Urban is capable of writing on any subject or performing in any venue. His humble demeanor and conscious effort to leave the audience with thoughtful reflection and enthusiastic entertainment provide for a unique poetic experience. Some of his literary influences are: Langston Hughes, William Shakespeare, Beau Sia, G. Yamazawa, Saul Williams, Reggie Gibson, Nikki Giovanni, Asia Samson, Dasan Ahanu and Yusef Komunyakaa.

As a small business enthusiast, Urban Thoughts founded Speak LIFE Society which creates high quality spoken word events, business documents, and educates youth on the power of a pen. Speak LIFE Society is a community partner of the MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES through the TEAM UP Project which creates literacy based community service projects for the youth of Memphis, TN.

As a community advocate for the youth, Urban Thoughts founded the P.E.O.P.L.E which is the Memphis spoken word slam team. To create a network where poetry is influential in the growth of the community has always been a dream to Urban and THE P.E.O.P.L.E are the link towards bridging the old guard and the new warriors of poets that exist on the poetry scene now. Urban is continually looking to improve the network of the youth poets into the market. He serves as a mentor through the TEAM UP project and has personally mentored over 20 young men and 25 young ladies to college. He has taught over 3,000 students through the school system and workshops. Truly embracing the role as a mentor, Urban finds joy in the smile of a new writer and hopes to witness the birth of many more to come.

Interests and Current Projects

With the support of fans, friends, and family Urban will release his long-awaited Spoken word CD Kaleidoscope in 1.26.2019. The Kaleidoscope spoken word album is a poignant reflection of life as a man of color. I wanted to show the different emotional spaces that exist in my life and reveal some very personal struggles and success points that others may have been through as men. Urban continues to tour and work on his craft while simultaneously launching an original writing workshop series for adults and the youth. He currently works in the Memphis School System as a reading specialist. Blending English with cool, Timothy "Urban Thoughts" Moore is a sought after educator (reading specialist) who loves to show scholars what's truly inside of books and dreams. “The youth are our future and their words have to be protected,” is his call to action. Urban Thoughts hosts youth and adult workshops in schools, churches, and corporate gatherings to encourage the use of writing as a form of stress relief and expression. Never forgetting Memphis, he does his best to perform/schedule locally and is always just one call away from your city. Check out the latest videos: Just Beautiful and Dear Son.

::Current Awards::

​Award Winning National Poet and Activist Is Thankful of the current Recognitions of his recent work

2019 The Watering Hole Fellow

2018 Co-coach of Brave New Voices Memphis Youth Team

2018 Coach and Sponsor of Southern Word Poetry Championship Team: "Unspoken"

2017 Kindle Award Honoree for Education and Community Service

2017 Spillit Slam: Story Telling Champion

2017 ThinkCerca Duo Poem of the Year

2017 Coach of #2 Youth BNV Mic Olympic Poet of the world -Kyla Lewis

2016 Memphis Juneteenth: Juneteenth Urban Music Festival Spoken Word Artist of the Year

2016 Best in Black Awards: Best In Black Spoken Word Artist of the Year

2016 Mtenzi Awards Mtenzi Spoken Word Artist of the Year

2016 Shelby County Board of Commissioners: Commodore C. Primous Outstanding Male Educator

2016 Congressional Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Service in Education and Community Service

2016 Showtime Entertainment Gospel Spoken Word Artist of the year Runner up

2016 WREG and Tennessee Lottery Educator of the Week

2016 Finalist for Love Healthy.Org Virtual Slam

2015 Best in Black Awards Spoken Word Artist of the Year!

2014 Mtenzi Spoken Word Artist of the Year

2014 Memphis Gospel Award Humanitarian of the Year Award

Finalist for 2014-2015 Showtime Entertainment Gospel Spoken Word Artist of the Year

Finalist for 2015 Juneteenth Spoken Word Artist of the Year

Featured 2015 Juneteenth Spoken Word Artist

2015 Recipient to present COSEBOC Literacy Workshop: Coded Language

7 Time Poetry Slam Champion



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