DaRuddest Jones is a LGBT Spoken Word Artist, Event Coordinator, Blogger, Producer, Director, Personality, Manager, Writer and Host from the Bronx N.Y.
Daruddest Jones is the CEO, Founder and Artistic Director of Rude T.ee V.ee Productions LLC and writer for Unheard Voices Magazine. She is also a former member of Street Poets NYC.
DaRuddest has been in performance since the age of 4. She's done everything from African dancing with Laraque Bey to singing background for Jerome Brooks. She's worked with the great George Faison for a number of yrs with a group called the Respect Project where she would sing, rap, act, dance and of course do spoken word.
DaRuddest has also been honored with the opportunity to work with the highly honored and highly favored Dr. Maya Angelou as well as many other well known and established artist.
DaRuddest competed in a VIBE Magazine Spoken Word Artist competition and was crowned with second place and she has every desire to acquire the number one spot when given the chance again.
DaRuddest Jones has performed at the National Black Theater Festival in North Carolina as well as local venues such as the 5spot, Brooklyn Exposure, HK lounge, Karma, Billie’s Black, 3rdEyeSolation, The Street Poets Den, Moca Lounge, Marfa, Living Gallery, Voodoo lounge and many other locations.
DaRuddest Jones has been the Host for Centric Spotlight at the Voodoo lounge located in Brooklyn NY and for Private Affairs monthly erotica showcase at Amarachi Lounge also located in Brooklyn NY.
DaRuddest Jones had her first showcase entitled, DaRuddest Jones presents Rude T.eeV.ee, introducing her vision to support and promote spoken word artist and their dream to make it. As an extension of that DaRuddest started a monthly open mic / showcase that she held in the heart of Harlem. At the showcase she focused on bridging the gap between Poetry and Hip Hop.
DaRuddest is the creator and Executive Producer of a annual artist showcase entitled, Memoirs of a Starving Artist, more commonly known as Moasa. Moasa was created to give new artist leverage and experience. Being apart of Moasa exposes all artist involved to free stage training, free promotion, an opportunity to make money and media exposure. Moasa is opened to all art forms.
DaRuddest is determined to penetrate the entertainment industry and show the world that poetry is not intended to only be underground.
DaRuddest Jones is a character that cannot and will not be held back. She lives by her words and guarantees that you will feel every one.