About Em Sea

“Birthed from an ancient world where families ate dinner together and hip hop was thought of as a fad, I emerged as a poet. Often offbeat and nerdy, my writing reflects my surroundings like water naturally reflects the sun.” – Em Sea Water

Pushing the margins of spoken word since his 2005 release, The Love Life EP, Water remains a prominent poet with purpose. His sophomore album, Hydrology, earned “Album of The Year” at the 2007 People’s Poetry Awards. Then in 2009, Water worked… more

The Love Life EP

A collection of poetry sound music creative energy
  • City of Baltimore
    A journey through baltimore with Billie Holiday
  • Requiem: for the streets
    A poem for the streets that bear the weight of death, dead bodies in chalk.
  • Charlie
    A story about a boy named Charlie, a victim of class bullies.
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Hydrology

Full album of hip hop and spoken word poetry
  • The Box Theory
  • God is My Bodyguard
  • Whats Good?
  • Raw Poetry
  • Underground Philosophy
  • Between
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Performance Poetry

  • "Between Her Legs"
    Poetry Reading at 'Storytellers' | The Eubie Blake Center, Baltimore MD
  • Em Sea Water with Black Root
  • "Mint"
    Poetry reading at 'Storytellers' | The Eubie Blake Center, Baltimore MD

Nostalgia

This project mixes jazz, soul, poetry, and hip hop as the listener travels through a musical time warp of memories and sounds.
  • My Bible
    A comparison of Hip Hop to Holy Scripture
  • Successful
    The many sides of success,, the price of the fame.
  • I Take it Back
    the dream of taking it back
  • Looking 4 Love
    Self Explanatory.
  • "My Bible" by Em Sea Water
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  • Nostalgia
    acrylic on paper, cut and collaged 25.5 x 21.25 inches

The Box Theory

The Box Theory is a poem that illustrates an artist staying true to himself and true to his art.. "No box can hold my sound..." They cant fit my style into a box, and I cant water down my rhymes because my rhymes are water. Em Sea Water exposes his true intention of poetry, "all my words come from my heart, not from the pad or the pen.." The Box Theory is from the album, Hydrology, released in 2007. Music video shot in Baltimore, directed by Grasshopper for Grasshopper Philms.

The Whoopies EP

The Whoopies EP gracefully blends the soulful words of Baltimore based poet/rapper, Em Sea Water with the melodious sounds of Rural Pennsylvania based singer/guitarist, Nicole Zell. Their collaboration appears seamless on their light hearted single, "Two Words" and their breakthrough song "Love Letter" with Nicole Zell harmonizing alongside Em Sea Water's lyrics. Then, switching roles with Nicole Zell leading Water to back her up on the upbeat "Sunshine" while providing emotional balance on "Your Life is in My Hands" which speaks for the friend of someone contemplating suicide. The Whoopies EP effortlessly combines an indie rock style with hip hop swag on top of enchanting lyrics.
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  • Love Letter
    A love poem by Em Sea Water featuring Nicole Zell
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  • "Two Words" Official Music Video
    The first single "Two Words" from The Whoopies EP
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    The Whoopies EP gracefully blends the soulful words of Baltimore based poet/rapper, Em Sea Water with the melodious sounds of Rural Pennsylvania based singer/guitarist, Nicole Zell. Their collaboration appears seamless on their light hearted single, "Two Words" and their breakthrough song "Love Letter" with Nicole Zell harmonizing alongside Em Sea Water's lyrics. Then, switching roles with Nicole Zell leading Water to back her up on the upbeat "Sunshine" while providing emotional balance on "Your Life is in My Hands" which speaks for the friend of someone contemplating suicide. The Whoopies EP effortlessly combines an indie rock style with hip hop swag on top of enchanting lyrics.

"My Pencil" - MSA Rap Music Video

  • "My Pencil"
    Based on the song by Wiz Khalifa "Black and Yellow." This was made for Maryland State students taking the upcoming MSA's or Maryland School Assessment Tests. Shot in two days with a Panasonic AG HVX200A, a Canon 7D, and the wonderful students at George Washington Elementary School in Baltimore, MD.

Remembering Neptune

This musical Spoken Word CD is a melancholy mix of prose and poetry capturing the innermost moments of Em Sea Water's mind as if they were scattered through outer space, then magnetically pulled toward Neptune to perform together. Featuring R&B samples from 90's artists including Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Zhane, and Erykah Badu, "Remembering Neptune" balances the rhythm of Hip Hop with the inflections and intellect of Spoken Word Poetry.
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    This musical Spoken Word CD is a melancholy mix of prose and poetry capturing the innermost moments of Em Sea Water's mind as if they were scattered through outer space, then magnetically pulled toward Neptune to perform together. Featuring R&B samples from 90's artists including Aaliyah, Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Zhane, and Erykah Badu, "Remembering Neptune" balances the rhythm of Hip Hop with the inflections and intellect of Spoken Word Poetry.
  • The Smoothest Criminal
    From the CD, Remembering Neptune.
  • Love Letter Remix
    From the CD, Remembering Neptune.
  • Where I've Been
    From the CD, Remembering Neptune.

Love Letter Remix (Animated Music Video)

The story of a boy who meets girl and loves girl and girl loves boy too. Written and Created by Em Sea Water. Video by Grasshopper Philms.
  • Love Letter Remix (Animated Music Video)
    The poetic story of boy meets girl and boy loves girl and girl loves boy too...
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