J Anthony Baldwin Lewis was born in Ottawa on May 5, 1972. After studying piano for six years at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, singing in a choir at the St. Giles Presbyterian Church for three years and playing in the junior band at Glebe Collegiate Institute for one year, it was surprising to see that Anthony was strongly influenced by hip-hop, but he was intrigued by the microphone and the ability to create intrinsic rhymes and rhythms out of words. He has been involved in several poetry organizations, including Poetic Soul Spot, Step Up Slam, and Hip-Hop Canada.com, and has written for UrbanGOAT.com, among others. Anthony is working on his website (deeperdimension.com) and his chapbook/CD, Scars, Scratches, Scribes, Scribbles, due out in 2003.

Festivals: 2002

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