Who Is The Emcee?! A Conversation Hosted by 7NMS and KIL

29 September 2022

Join us for a conversation with interdisciplinary artists 7NMS| Marjani Forté-Saunders and Everett Saunders. The evening will feature a moderated discussion on the pillars of Emcee-hood with 7NMS collaborator and founder of the Apt. 5B Podcast, Rahaman “Kil” Kilpatrick.

This talk is presented as part of Prophet: The Order of the Lyricist, premiering October 6–8.

Image by Marc Winston



Operating in California and New York, 7NMS| is the public emergence of Marjani Forte-Saunders and Everett Saunders’ work as a collaborative team, radically engaging art as a medium of elevation, healing, and futurity. With 7 award-winning projects in 10 years, 7NMS tote a revolutionary commitment to the Black radical imagination. PROPHET is an awardee of the 2020 MAP Fund and 2020 New Music USA Award, and the National Dance Project Production and Touring grant 2021. Marjani is a 2019 FCA Fellowship awardee, a 3x Bessie award winner, and an inaugural recipient of the Jerome Hill, Dance USA, and UBW Choreo. Center Fellowships. Everett is the composer and thought partner behind the award-winning and internationally touring production, Memoirs of a.. Unicorn, and a 2x New Music USA Awardee. His recent work can be found as composer/sound designer on Jaamil Kosoko’s Chameleon, mayfield brooks’ Whale Fall, and Urban Bush Women’s Hair & Other Stories (2018).

Rahaman “Kil” Kilpatrick is a music producer, relationship coach, and screenwriter and Community & Family Engagement Senior Manager for Horton’s Kids. Kil has worked with youth in Southeast Washington, DC for more than 20 years & lives in Waldorf, Maryland with his wife, Tanya, and daughter, Naomi. Kil is originally from Philadelphia, PA and earned his B.A. at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland in telecommunications.