muMs da Schemer
|MuMs the Schemer|
1968 (age 45–46)
New York City
|Other names||Craig muMs Grant|
The Schemer was born in New York City. He first gained attention as a poet and performer when he was featured in the documentary SlamNation, which followed him and the other poets of 1996 Nuyorican Poetry Slam Team (Saul Williams, Beau Sia and Jessica Care Moore) as they competed at the 1996 National Poetry Slam.
In the book Words In Your Face: A Guided Tour Through Twenty Years of the New York City Poetry Slam, author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz wrote of muMs's time in the poetry slam, noting his writing "was street poetry at its purest. Thoughtful, precise but not without humor, his work spoke honestly about the life he and his friends and family lived and the city that he loved."
muMs has gone on to act in films and television shows such as Boston Legal, Bamboozled and Everyday People " as well as making an appearance on Chappelle's Show as "Lysol" in the "Mad Real World" skit. He has performed his poetry on seasons 2, 3 and 4 of HBO's Def Poetry.
muMs is also a member of the New York City's LAByrinth Theater Company .
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