Ernest Estime (all over NY)
Usually the question is; "What Influences Your Style?", but in this case I didn't feel there was a need. Andre Maurice Press is quoted in stating "Vibrance, Style, Eloquence, and Humility are a few adjectives that come to mind when the name Ernest Estime is said", and after a brief convo online with this man, I have to agree. Todays Lucky Pic does not have a full body picture which I usually go for, but it has a person who is doing so much and accomplishing so much at a young age. You don't believe me? Then check this out; He started down his thoughts in September of 2006, and within 3 months of this, he was finalist at the Urban Word NYC Grand Slam. Want more? He is now a member of the Suffolk County Community College Poetry Slam Team, which will be competing in New Mexico for the national collegiate slam in April 2008.
Check out this video of the kid doing his thing!
Don't forget to cast your vote on Ernest!