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Patrick Speak

Patrick Warner is a musician, actor, poet from Cleveland, Ohio who was born on July 15th, 1996. Raised in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood by his parents Sheree and Walter Warner along with his sister Briana (1 out of 4 siblings), Pat was a energetic but shy kid growing up. Apart from attending the shaker heights school district, Pat learned a lot of life lessons from the stories his father and mother told him as a kid and experiences he went through as a teenager. As a kid, music played a huge part in his life. With his father raising him on classical music and pop music group Bee gees, his mother with old school R&B artists like Al green, Marvin Gaye, Isley brothers, and Gospel artists like Bebe and Cece Winans, and his sister with rap music like Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Jay-Z and R&B artists like Aaliyah, Beyonce, and Lauryn Hill . At the age of 13 Pat started writing raps after seeing a hip hop performance at an special event for an after school program he attended. What began as a hobby became more therapeutic as time went on dealing with his father’s long term illness and other personal issues. At 15, after attending a poetry slam event, Pat decided to pursue music as a career. Throughout the years, Pat went from performing at poetry slams and open mics to performing in the yearly black history program Sankofa (freshman to senior year) at his school to being a student at the summer camps and artist mentor for the hip hop organization Refresh collective to being a two-time member of the One mic open Cleveland youth poetry slam team (2015 and 2016) attending the international poetry slam competition Brave new voices to other community projects to recording, releasing and performing his music throughout the city. Pat graduated from Shaker Heights high school in 2015 and  Cuyahoga Community College at the Metro Campus in downtown Cleveland in 2019, majoring in the Recording arts and technology program. Since 2017, Pat has pursued acting in theater and film. Since then, he has in plays such as Tri-C’s Andy and Me and Karamu’s Stokes: Believe in Cleveland as the young Carl Stokes. He has also acted in several film projects. Ever since the death of his father in 2014 and many others close to him over the years, Pat mission is to create art that'll help motivate people to face their struggles head on and live life to it's fullest.

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