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Who is this Dude?

BeShaun Leavell, artistically known as Shaun Judah, Is an emcee, poet, spoken word artist, writer, actor, doodle-sketcher, performer & teaching artist that has graced stages across the world with electrifying and thought-provoking performances. Every act ignites his audiences to think, reflect, and walk away with a new perspective of the world around them.

Having had the privilege and talent to work with artists around the globe he has a desire to use his gifts to inspire people to “be better than themselves”.

The Genesis

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, raised in "Kentuckiana", San Francisco, California & Birmingham, Alabama, Judah was exposed to wide variety of people, cultures, music genres and art forms. Shaun realized his passion for performing after appearing in a school play as a child. During his teenage years, he also discovered talents as a wordsmith. Displaying a gift to freestyle Judah began to battle fellow emcees & rappers, then forming a Crew called (Jah Squad) in the early-mid 90's. A love for (spoken word poetry) soon developed after going to his first open mic in Birmingham. Over the years, Judah has held many monikers, from (Mainey B to Frog to California to Cali to Calico to ShaunLala resting on Shaun Judah)...he has also embodied a number of skills and styles going from battle participant to its Host, holding down different positions in entertainment from open mic performer to curator even holding down a Residency through the Alys Stephens Center.


After a four year stint in the ARMY, Judah's first job was as a mentor in an afterschool program in Hinesville, Ga. Working with grade school students, before returning to Birmingham the next year. Once back in The Ham, Shaun went to work for his father as a Boot Camp Instructor with S.H.A.R.E. in Birmingham & Jefferson County schools for the next 10 years. Four of those years Shaun also operated as a Mental Health Worker @ Hillcrest Behavioral Hospital, working with adults and adolescents .

Not limiting his gift of being able to engage children with just creative expression, he served as a one-on-one paraprofessional for Appleton, Inc. in Birmingham City Schools. There Shaun worked with children identified to have special needs.

Moreover, Shaun assists and empowers his “kids” in mastering daily functions in the mainstream school environment. His dedication to his role was recognized as the Appleton Aide of the Year for the school year 2015-2016. In 2017 he was hired on with Hoover City Schools serving as an Instructional Support Aide.

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