January 14th 7pm-9pm Eastern
Black Love’s “Verse 4 Verse”
Aquil Hussein Ali Bashir, deemed “The Most Interesting Man in the Hood” by radio personality Patty Jackson, was born in Philadelphia, PA on September 2, 1972 to two loving parents, Dr. Abdul M. Bashir and his late wife, Nazirah A. Bashir, the iconic power couple who brought Paramount Dental to Philadelphia, PA on 52nd Street & Master Street. Aquil grew up all over the country learning and helping his family to facilitate affordable dentures to impoverished communities, while affording them the ability to smile again.
While a student at Overbrook High School in 1988, Aquil was a Radio/TV personality on “The Way It Is” at the tender age of 15 on WDAS-AM/FM radio, working alongside some of Philadelphia’s great radio greats
In 2017, “Aquil Ali the Soul Poet” emerged on the scene as an author/spoken word artist after suffering a stroke in 2013, bouncing back from his near death experience, being left abandoned on his deathbed by his then wife. He channeled his misery in his writings and poetry.
As a performer, “Aquil Ali the Soul Poet” has graced several stages across the country on his “Bucket List Tour,” leaving audiences mesmerized and entertained by his commentary of survival stories and his gut-wrenching poetry, inspiring others to have faith and to push through life.
Aquil’s latest book and poetry production is called “Memoirs of a 3X Husband”, captivating audiences again with in-depth poetry about real-life events of his life that every divorced man and woman can identify with.
As of 2016 Black Love Poetry Series FB page was founded.
At that time it was simply collective of poetic expressions that highlighted every thing black people hold dear. By March 2020 Black Love Poetry Series has become a podcast Network. Aquil Ali then partnered up with Poetess April J. Armstrong to broadcast 8 exciting shows airing 7 days a week on Blogtalkradio.com replayed on spotify and iheartradio and of course www.blacklovepoetryseries.com
November 3rd 2020 they then launched their own RokuTV channel airing 6 exciting shows Hip-Hop Court, What’s the word, Your Oral Diktion, The Aquil Ali Show, The Flame Within and Soulful X-pressions
One of “The Baritone of Blogtalk”
Books on Amazon
“Grindstone 4 Life” and “Memoirs of a 3x Ex-Husband”
Black Love’s “Verse 4 Verse”
6X NATIONAL POETRY AWARD WINNER
4X SPOKEN WORD MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER
6X CHICAGO MUSIC AWARD WINNER
8X DUBCEEZ UNDERGROUND MUSIC AWARD WINNER
2018 LANGSTON HUGHS AWARD HONOREE
2017 GAME CHANGER AWARD HONOREE
2016 ICON AWARD HONOREE
30 RELEASED ALBUMS & DVDS
HE HAS PRODUCED 15 ALBUMS FOR OTHER ARTIST
7X PUBLISHED AUTHOR
CEO & FOUNDER OF P.O.E.T (EST.1990)
CREATOR & C0-FOUNDER OF
THE LEGENDS OF CHICAGO HIP HOP (EST. 2013)
CEO & FOUNDER OF P.O.E.T RADIO STATION (EST. 2012)
14th DIES AND GENTLEMEN KING OF POETRY BLAQ ICE
KING OF POETRY