Evolve Benton grew up on 25th and Vermont in Los Angeles, CA. The neighborhood known as 25th Street, The Quota Block or Deuce Five.

When Evolve Benton dropped their poetry collection SIR: poetry dedicated to boihood and black queer love in June 2018 they got amazing reviews

but learned that several people in their community didn’t read it because they didn’t like “reading”.

In order to bridge the gap and continue to make their story as accesible as possible, Evolve decided to put their voice to work.

SIR VOLUME 1 is a dedicated to 25th and Vermont where helicopters and police cars are the soundtrack to our experience.

“A Dedication to Kerrice Lewis” is the first piece from Evolve Benton's spoken word album #SIRVolume1. Evolve's spoken word is accompanied by music composed by Analog LUST.

From Evolve Benton: On December 28th, 2017 Kerrice Lewis a black masculine of center person was brutally murdered in Washington D.C.

While I didn’t know Kerrice, her death affected me. As a black boi I know the violence associated with this body and this journey.

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