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Laz Alonso on Sway in the Morning: Rapping Before Acting + "Verses and Flow" show"

Photo + video by Nahgee

Actor Laz Alonso hung out with us on Sway in the Morning as HB and Tracy G held it down for Sway.

While in-studio, Laz talked about the new TV One show, Verses and Flow, which features spoken word and music talent — similar to the classic Def Poetry Jam.

Alonso was clearly passionate about the new show, so Tracy asked if he had ever written poetry or raps — and to our surprise, he did! Laz once dabbled in rapping before becoming a successful actor.

Watch above for more and tune in to Verses and Flow every Thursday at 10pm EST on TV One


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