Press and Kind Words
"Spoken word is the combination of enlightening, emotionally charged expression, and
eloquent writing. Kane Smego is the pure embodiment of the essence of this ancient art form."
—The Legendary Black Ice (Def Poet, Tony Award-winner)
"I've had the privilege to work with Kane and witness his workshops in three of the schools in which I have worked over my 22 years of teaching. Kane brings the perfect combination of stage performance with the ability to teach in intimate and vulnerable spaces with young people who are discovering the power of their voice. Kane is a rare talent in this way, skilled both as a teacher and performer. He has clearly done the work at uncovering his positionality and personal story in an increasingly complex world of intersecting identities while leveraging his artistic gifts to make it better."
Service Learning Faculty
Urban School of San Francisco
Reviews of Collard Green Music:
Reviews of Temples of Lung and Air:
Appearance on BET Jams:
The video for "North Cack" by G Yamazawa feat. Kane Smego and J Gunn
appeared on BET Jams and went on to win Best Music Video at the
Hip Hop Film Festival in Harlem, NY 2017
Other performance reviews:
Fringe Festival Review (Edinburgh, Scotland)