Mr. Outley wears many hats, Actor, Spoken Word Artist, Writer and Host that uses the gifts he has to affect people in a positive and dynamic way. The Detroit native began writing at the age of 19 as a way to mentally escape a less than favorable environment. After performing in front of a crowd for the first time at age 25, he’s embraced his gift and the aspect of live performance ever since. His style of poetry is that of a storyteller, taking the listener on a journey that creates and releases a mind fulfilling experience, you will never forget.
Since arriving in Atlanta in 2008, Mr. Outley has made great strides in his career. Among his many accomplishments; creating, directing, and hosting of Free Your Mind Friday Live; a monthly open mic showcase for poets (similar to that of Def Poetry Jam), the co-host of InDuStreets with Tina B and Mr. Outley, a weekly spotlight show which covers industry news and entertainment (both shown on Status Network’s Global Vision TV) which was voted ATL.s Hottest Online show for 2019; and presently he holds the title as ATL’s Hottest Spoken Word Artist for 2018 and 2019 and 2021 while releasing his debut project Words Spoken by Mr. Outley Volume 1 via his imprint MWKD Entertainment.
In 2017, Mr. Outley entered onto the world of acting, appearing in Mica Nicole's For Colored Girls. Since, that time he's been in numerous live theatre productions and scored he lead role in Men Pray Too, which was adapted from the stage play of the same name. He strives to learn more in that realm and approaches the process with the same fervor and zeal as he does in poetry.
Mr. Outley considers it a blessing and remains humble as he continues to share his gift, understanding that this gift should not be taken for granted and is meant to be shared. His long term goal is to travel the world to inspire others through the expression of spoken word while venturing into more realms of entertainment including acting and hosting. He thanks everyone who has taken the time to listen while supporting all endeavors Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce to you Mr. Outley.