JACQUALYNN “JAI” HARRIS
Jacqualynn “J∆i” Harris is a unique personality unlike any one in the world of media today. The Denver native is a poet, film-maker, print model, radio personality, visionary primed to take the world by storm with her influential voice and artistic flair.
Jai recently moved to Atlanta to work on LOVE AND HIP HOP ATL SEASON 3. She is part of the Creative/ Story Team working as a Jr. Story Producer. Prior to moving to Atlanta, Jai hosted a News radio show called Metro on KGNU 88.5FM Denver/ Boulder. She has also worked for Mile High Sports Radio as a Co-Host on The Play Room on 93.7FM Denver. Other radio experience include board training at Jammin 101.5FM Denver and Guest Host with Shod Santiago on ATL’s Be100 Radio.
Jai Harris’ latest compilation is “DISCONNECTED-Volume 1” is produced by Grammy nominated producer Vudu Spellz, Jai Harris- Disconnected Vol1responsible for Ludacris’ and Jamie Foxx’s hit “Georgia” and “Warning” on Ludacris’ Grammy Award Winning “Release Therapy Album”.
“The juxtaposition of language administered by Harris over whimsical melodies is absolutely vibrant. The song “Smoke Signals” embodies the essence of everything poetry should be; it’s provocative yet playful; serious yet seductive; brutally honest laced with an endearing delivery. Harris exposes the flaws in human nature and society in a way that urges you to thank her. Jai models verbal versatility elaborating on an array of topics; delving into religion, romance, and emotional scars endured through life’s journey. The knowledge laid is remarkably relatable; thanks to Jai’s inviting intonation, classic familiar old school beats, and her obvious personal connection to every word she expertly utters”. (Milehimusic.com)
Jai Harris partnered with UC Denver to coordinate an event bringing Hip Hop Legend and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Rev Run of RUN DMC to the Auraria Campus in Denver, CO. Jai made first contact with Rev Run during the booking phase and did the marketing campaign for “Follow your Passion: A Discussion with Rev Run” including promotional videos, fliers and tribute events leading up to the main event at Auraria Campus. She also coordinated the reception and performed an original dedication piece for Rev Run.
2010-2011 Jai worked with Grammy Award winning Producers, Trak Starz on a project entitled “The Fifth Dimension,” which will feature both poetry and film contributions from Jai Harris.
Jai Harris has performed at the Legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem NY. She has also performed for Rev Run of Run DMC, Noble Peace Prize Laureate- Rigoberta Menchu-Tum, Spike Lee, Danny Glover, Dr. Vincent Harding and other notable figures. In 2007 she was a member of SlamNUBA ranked 4th in the Nation NPS2007. She has shared the stage with Bahamadia, Dead Prez, Raye 6 and Umi of POW. She has also performed at NACA WEST and other venues across the US.
July 2009, her mentors Dr. Vincent Harding and donnie l. betts taped the pilot for a new series, “Women of Power” hosted by award winning actor/ activist, Danny Glover and Jai Harris. She is not only co-hosting but also doing the poetry for the series’ intro and close.
Jai Harris at the Apollo (Harlem NY)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyWO0NSnB5s
Jai Harris on Judge Mathis (A Case of Stolen Poetry)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82z3-9AB-uA
Rollin Stone (Music Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tdxx-E35L6c
“Marijuana grows at a licensed growhouse in Denver, Colorado. With more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks coffee shops, Denver is fast becoming the U.S. capital of weed.”
After seeing the episode and being from one of the neighborhoods highlighted, it didn’t seem to be proper representations of the city. BUT I want to talk to YOU! what did YOU think about the show? Was it accurate? Did it bring light to things you were not aware of in your community or a community near you? How much of it was real and how much was acting? Does it benefit Denver? What are your thoughts?
We will discuss this on METRO- KGNU 88.5FM Denver/ Boulder.
If you are interested in BEING ON THE SHOW please fill out the form below. LIVE GUESTS AND CALLERS WELCOME!! Thanks You
WEEK 4- 9/11
DNVR: THE RNSSNC
WHEN: 9/11/13 [EVERY 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY 8-10PM]
Followed by HIP-HOP FOR GROWN-UPS 10-CLOSE
WHERE: COLD CRUSH [Music Food Art]
2700 LARIMER STREET
WHAT: POETRY, R&B, HIP HOP, ART, FASHION & MORE
LIVE PERFORMANCE BY JIL CHRISSIE
Calling all POETS, COMEDIANS SINGERS & EMCEES
NEXT WEEK ON METRO!!!! 9/10/13:
From MTV’s Real World Austin, The Duel, The Gauntlet 3, The Duel 2, The Rivals, Nehemiah Clark (
We will be discussing:
Reality TV, Instant Gratification, Famous for being Famous and how that influences the goals of the youth. The stigmas attached to being a reality star and how it affects your true talents. Does the exposure help or hinder the serious artist?
Nehemiah currently has a new project out!! GET the album here: nehemiahclark.com
Check out the promo video here!!
I’m also doing a 9/11 tribute/reflections on the Radio Show. I was sitting back thinking about that day in 2001… where I was the moment I watched in on TV, the scene in my head is so vivid like it was yesterday…its been over a decade and so much has happened since. So many different theories, tragic events, so many people across the world with similar experiences…everyday!
I want to hear from you!! Where were you that day? How do you feel today? If you knew then what you know now, what could have been different? Some say it was an inside job… your thoughts? What does fear do to a society? Let’s talk!!
Fill out the form below for submit your News Story!! Pick a Topic or Create your own!!
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My debut on METRO [Tuesday Edition] Premiers Today!! 8.20.13 @ 3:00-3:30PM MST!!! on KGNU 88.5FM Boulder/ Denver!! Also available on FREE MOBILE Jai Harris 4APP [TUNE IN RADIO] ||App Download Links & Online Streaming Link Below|| To Be Apart of a Future show please visit http://www.JaiHarris.com/
When: August 20, 2013 | 3:00-3:30PM
Where: KGNU 88.5FM | 1390 AM
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Why: Because WE need Real News, New platforms and a Voice for the People!
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