“I consider Ty Gray-EL as the number one spoken word artist on the planet.”
"I have worked with champions throughout my career and I consider Ty Gray-EL to be the undisputed Heavy Weight Champion of the Spoken Word."
"It's hard to experience Ty's work without feeling every emotion imaginable. His work is simply extraordinary."
Dr. Boyce Watkins,
Your Black World
"Ty Gray-EL is our modern day Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Langston Hughes all rolled into one."
Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington
Pastor Reid Temple A.M.E.
"I love him. His work is extraordinary and exceptional."
Dr. Nikki Giovanni
NAACP Image Award Winner
"Our ancestors have found a vessel through which to speak. His name is Ty Gray-EL”
“Ty Gray-EL's spoken word poetry and his ability to channel our ancestors qualifies him as the quintessential African American griot and the Poet Laureate of the African Diaspora.”
Dr. Kristal Owens-Gayle
Founder Empowerment Center DC
“Ty Gray-EL has written the black woman's anthem for the twenty-first century and has singularly raised the self esteem of every black woman on the planet."
Dr. E. Faye Williams
President National Congress of
“The Ancestors must consider Ty Gray-EL as their Griot. His storytelling and poetry is captivating yet educational at a level that enriches the soul. His talent is more than just a learned skill, it is ingrained in his being and comes as natural as his breathing. I'm sure my grandmother would be proud."
Dr. Evelyn Bethune
CEO Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute