Golden State Slam
Golden State Slam & Open Mic is a bi-weekly open mic in Oakland California. Our Slam Master is (3 Time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & 2003 Slam Finalist) Shawn William (Formerly known as "nerCity") and Co-Slam Master/Host (2009 Slam Finalist) D'Dra White. The GSSLAM started in Oct. of 2009, In 2010 the GSSlam was the first West Coast team to compete at the famous Southern Fried Poetry Slam competition in Atlanta, GA. finishing in the top 10 rankings, GSSLAM was the first California team to feature at the Hawaii Slam, and in 2011 sent its first slam team to Nationals finishing with a top 10 ranking (5th overall) just missing the final stage by 0.1 due to a constroversial (but fair) finish in the semi-finals. Just recently The GSSLAM was honored to see 8 of there core members including 4 out of 5 of our 2011 slam team members feature on TVOne's Verses and Flow season 3.