The 5th L
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The 5th L


Band Spoken Word Hip Hop


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The 5th L is presently touring with three album, the recently released, RESET (2008) is the 3rd recorded installment from The 5th L, this album will display an upgrade in the artistry (concepts, rhymes, creativity and performance) as well as exhibit their continuous growth as men, parents and entertainers.

THE WATER MARGIN(2006); The artist life, the open mic poetry scene, the struggle to make a living selling books and Cd's and the personal relationships that hang in the balance.

CIRCLE CIRCLE DOT DOT (2004); is a experimental fusion of Performance Poetry and Hip-Hop accompanied by original compositions of Rock, R & B soul alternative, and instrumentation; cleverly complete with all the respected elements of classic literary art and well-witted lyrics.



The 5th L is a Baltimore-based but nationally traveled spoken-word poetry group which is made up of David Ross/Native Son and Femi Lawal/The Dri Fish. They are an action packed spoken word experience that delivers spoken word performances with the skilled theatrics of a Broadway show and the high energy a rap artist exerts on stage and yet are able to maintain the poetic integrity of Langston Hughes to entertain and enlighten audiences. As a duo, they have shared stages with international recording artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Saul Williams, Ursula Rucker, Raheem DeVaughn, Fertile Ground, Jaguar Wright, and KRS-One.

The 5th L is not only skilled in performance poetry, but are known to host events as well as their own venues. They have committed their talents to avidly introducing creative writing & dramatic reading to elementary through high school students, afterschool programs, detention centers and facilitate a violence intervention program at The University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center (VIP).

The 5th L has a passion for artistic expression and with their words they intend to inspire the planet in a positive way using their lyrical content to provoke thought.