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Jerode Rodgers, better known as Jeronimo was born in Chicago and raised in the “Low End” projects of the inner city. It was here that Jeronimo was introduced to freestyle and battle rapping. At the time Jeronimo had no clue that practicing these skills would be his gateway art to what would turn out to be his truest and most successful passion the art of Spoken Word. He began creating Spoken Word pieces in late December of 2011. Since then Jeronimo has released two Spoken Word EP’s. Spoken Hip Hop was the first release early in 2012 with extraordinary pieces like 80’s and 20’s. There was quite a bit of controversy throughout Jeronimo’s Christian fan base because of language used in several pieces. A remnants of battle rapping days where almost anything goes. Jeronimo was so grateful of the outpour of love, he decided to create his next EP for his Christian fanbase and kept it clean. Psalms of the Streets was created and then released in November of 2012. Over 300 people walked through the doors of the I.C.E. Theater for the event Heirs to the Throne, where Jeronimo held his release and listening event.
In 2012 alone, Jeronimo has met quite a few milestones here in his city of Chicago, He was awarded Spoken Word Album of the Year from the Spoken Word Magazine, as well as Most Valuable Poet, and Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the P.O.E.T Organization. Jeronimo also received Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Midwest Urban Music Awards in 2013 as well as Most Creative from the Spoken Word Magazine, 2013. Amongst the many local bookings, open mics, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries and many more type of events performed at, Jeronimo has performed in Benton Harbor, MI. St. Louis, MI. Detroit, MI. Milwuakee, WI. Memphis, TN. Iowa, Minnesota, New York and many other location in the U.S.
Jeronimo is one of the most sought out spoken word artist in Chicago by the public, he has triumphed through the rough times and sold out a 300 seats at the I.CE. Theater for his 2nd cd release Psalms of the Streets, he has appeared as a guest, on radio stations such as rejoice 102.3, TMC Gospel Radio, Power 92.3, WHPK, Windy City Underground, and Access Avenue and a host of other tv shows and radio shows, he is definitely an up and coming phenomenon from Chicago and is at his most humblest at this moment while his grind is at such a high with much more work to do. “No grind No shine” is his Motto and he proves it every day with his work effort and skills.
Stay in tune with Jeronimo as he builds his brand and celebrates Hip Hop and Spoken Word through his writings and performances!
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