The season premiere performances will be brought to you by Ledisi and Kem, as well as poets M’reld Green, Aaron Samuels, Thea Monyee, and David Banner.
Lexus is widely celebrated for creating a signature regional event series called “The Lexus Listening Lounge,” which was designed to showcase music and creative content to predominantly African-American customers. Creating a new and innovative vehicle in Verses & Flow, Lexus now has a national platform to engage African-American and general audiences.
Verses & Flow will run Thursday evenings for a total of eight episodes concluding on December 22. Each show will consist of a performance by a Neo-soul, R&B or Hip-hop artist, as well as spoken word and poetic performances by intriguing poets. Each episode is also hosted by accomplished actor and bestselling author, Hill Harper. Harper will introduce each segment of the show, which will also highlight the resurgence of spoken word.
The show on November 17 will include songstress Estelle and poets Javon Johnson, Charles Peters, and Chauncey Beaty. Upcoming shows will feature such talent as Tyrese, Pharoahe Monch, Angie Stone, Bone Crusher, Naturally 7, Melanie Fiona and Marsha Ambrosius.
Specifically designed to cater to the African-American audience, Verses & Flow found its home at TV One, which targets the African-American demographic. TV One airs shows that are designed to highlight a variety of subjects including lifestyle, entertainment, concerts, documentaries, and movies. As Lexus’ broadcast partner, TV One will help Verses & Flow finds its niche.
In addition to the shows on TV One, exclusive content from Verses & Flow will appear on Lexus’ Luxury Awaits portal. At this portal for African-Americans, Lexus will highlight performances to demonstrate that not only does Luxury Await this audience … but compelling entertainment awaits them, as well.