Poetic was born Styron T. Batchelor on Nov 7, 1983 in Naples, Italy. Moving home to Detroit, Mi, Poetic was enrolled in the Detroit Public School system attending Malcolm X Academy through middle school and Mumford High School where he graduated in 2001.
Shortly after graduation Poetic joined The U.S Army where he served for five years including a tour of duty in Iraq. Poetic is in a unique position, having served his country during "Operation Iraqi Freedom." His voice carries the weight of vast experience and in a perspective where he shares his world view which appears uncommon for most young men his age.
Returning home, Poetic found an avenue to channel his talent through the recording studio. Through his vision he made his way into both regional and national film projects recorded in the traditional areas of The Motor City. With the mentorship of seasoned professionals on every level of the music industry, he has gained the business perspective necessary in order to elevate into his maximum potential as an entrepreneur, artist and actor. With this experience Poetic wrote, recorded and served as executive producer on his first album, Inner City Blues, in Partnership with Thomas Harold Bowles Jr and Silent Riot Productions.
Poetic is an alumni of both the Recording Institute of Detroit and Spec’s Howard School of Media Arts. Poetic’s desire is to be given the opportunity to create and sustain a presence as an entertainer, as well as a creative enigma in his respective fields. Employing various marketing strategies that will successfully lead his career to success, he will potentially create a cross-generational appeal in both his music as well as his vision.
As a performer, Poetic has opened for Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, Sky Covington, Paul Mooney, Sinbad and Gerald Albright. Poetic has also graced the stage at Detroit's Annual African World Festival. Poetic worked as an on-air personality for WGPR and WCHB as an apprentice to Detroit's legendary radio icon, John Mason.
Poetic is currently working on the release of his first book, Thoughts of a Dangerous Mind, as well as studying film production at the Motion Picture Institute (MPI).
Poetic LIVE on The Brunch Bunch on Urban Nation Radio.
Poetic and The Truth will perform live at Urban Nation Radio's "Vote Detroit" Networking Event.
Catch Poetic LIVE Monday - Friday from 8am to 12pm on The Brunch Bunch Morning Show on UrbanNationRadio.com
Poetic and his band, "The Truth" perform live as the featured act at Mo Better Blue in Detroit. Free before 9pm ($5 Cover after 9pm). Drink specials all night.
Tune in to The Chris Lee Show on Urban Nation Radio where Poetic will be interviewed as a featured guest.
CAD Solomon Center 116 E. Goldengate (Near John R. Road in Detroit)
Join us for an evening of entertainment, networking and inspiration at Open Mic Night at The Jungle Juice Bar where the host and featured act will be recording artist and urban story teller, Poetic! Come on out to meet and greet with like minded artists and entrepreneurs while enjoying healthy food and drinks. There will also be a massage therapist on site as well as entrepreneurs with high quality products that will make for GREAT holiday gifts! You will have the option to sign up to showcase your talent on the mic. This event is FREE and open to the community.
Poetic performs and speaks for the student body at Highland Park Renaissance Academy.
Poetic will host and do a spoken word performance at The Word Play Cafe Open Mic Night at The Jungle Juice Bar which is located at 14929 Charlevoix, Grosse Pointe, MI 48215
Speaking Engagement at Eric Garner Rally at Bert's in Eastern Market.
Speaking Engagement for Kwanzaa at Bert's In Eastern Market
Host and Spoken Word/Music Performance.
Spoken Word Performance
Spoken Word Performance