My name is Jaleel Pegues. I’ve been a member of the Distinguished Gentlemen of Spoken word for four years and experienced a lot on stage and off. I have had the chance to see and meet people I may have never met before. Whats more important to me is the character based service learning that takes place in the group. All the differences we share as a group that makes us a unique brotherhood. I love the fact that the Distinguished Gentlemen lifestyle, a lifestyle for me, no drugs but the addiction of creativity, no drinking but the flow of poetry and Hip hop and be the beginning of what I think the world should be with all good intentions. I graduated from Success Tech Academy class of 2013 and will continue to be a student of life’s wisdom. I want to be a teacher of African-American Studies to the people who attend schools of the hard knocks because if you know who you are, you know where you are going.