Tina B and Outspoken Bean

Tina B and Outspoken Bean

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandSpoken Word

Biography


Outspoken Ben

Living up to the stage name, Outspoken bean started performing in 2003. His
drive can be heard in his words and can be seen when he performs.
Picking up the respect of locally known poets by performing at any venue that
had a stage and by hosting at well known establishments all across the south.

In his senior year in college he formed/created/coached Prairie View A7M's first Poetry
Slam Team. In his first time coaching his team, they won the title in Region 12
(Texas, Arkansas, and Louisana) and went on to be ranked number
8 at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational.

Tina B

She made history in 2005 when she became the 3rd African American female to graduate with a B.S. degree in Construction Science from Texas A&M University. After graduation, she worked as an engineer in the construction industry while she danced for the Houston Rockets and Houston Comets basketball teams before enrolling back into Texas A&M for grad school. She is now a full time student in the Mays Business School and the successful entrepreneur of Tina B Poetry.

In 2008, she competed nationally as a member of Houston’s H-Town Slam Team, she was “Artist of the Week” in Houston Press in 2009, and she opened for major rap artist J. Cole of Roc Nation Records in 2010. She was also given the distinct honor and invitation to give a poetic tribute to Mr. Lowry Mays, founder of the highly acclaimed Mays Business School at Texas A&M. She was highlighted on ESPN as she performed a custom, motivational poem for Texas A&M's women's basketball team, and she also appeared on the KCEN Morning Show of NBC.

She has performed at notable venues across the country such as the Wortham Theater, House of Dereon, Ensemble Theater, Miller Outdoor Theater, and many more to uplift and motivate people through her poetry. She has been noted for her powerful delivery and dynamic stage presence that inevitably holds your attention.