As one of the most connected and diverse artists on the scene, Simply Tee Poetry has built her career as one of the most fierce and competitive performers. Born LaTonya White, Simply Tee is an American Poet and international performer raised in Prince George County, VA.
The free-styling emcee turned competitive spoken word artist has humbly worked her way from remote open mics to respected national poetry stages. Her pieces offer insight into black feminism, the LGBTQ community and Combat Veteran strife. This rare fusion created opportunities for Tee to open for the Grammy-nominated, Floacist, and perform alongside legendary poets such as, Sunni Patterson, Taalam Acey, Rudy Francisco and Georgia Me.
As the First Lady of Silent Treatment Entertainment, LLC, Simply Tee launched Spirits and Lyrics in Honolulu, Hawaii, with business partner and long time friend Jeff “Mr. Luciano” Johnson. The one-of-a-kind open mic generated such an island buzz, a three day retreat was organized to fulfill the demand.
The love for the stage revealed a sixth sense for audience disposition and artist acclamation. These new skills spring-boarded Simply Tee into mentorship, public speaking, host/emcee, and education initiatives. She has created and supported writing workshops and mentoring programs.
Her passion for culture and community has shaped her podcast The Shift Convo. A talk radio show that highlights the skillful art of creatives breaking patterns to be successful - a common fabric relevant in all of her interviews. As a host on the well-established, LA Talk Radio, Tee has interviewed prominent names to include Musical Prodigy and current Artistic Sensation Dalal Bruchmann, Wellness Celebrity Trainer Dawn Strozier, revered Vocal Coach and Movie Director Mauli B, a Thought-Provoking Black Polyamorous couple and America's Heroes, Military Veterans to name a few.
Simply Tee's creative imagination landed her as the latest Social Media\Content Creator for Minority Veterans of America. A non-profit designed to change the narrative of the American military veteran.
Some of her accolades include:
Minority Veterans of America, 501C
Lion Pack Music Group, CEO Immpaac Jolley.
Silent Treatment Ent LLC, CEO Jeff Johnson.
Black on Black Rhyme Carolina, CEO Jabir Rasool.