Poet And Actor Craig ‘muMs The Schemer’ Grant Dead At 52
Written by BET on March 25, 2021
Poet and actor Craig “muMs the Schemer” Grant reportedly died yesterday, March 24. He was 52 years outdated. Grant performed Arnold “Poet” Jackson on HBO’s well-liked drama collection, Oz for all six seasons. He’s additionally featured within the Netflix movie, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It collection and the 1998 documentary, SlamNation.
Born and raised within the Bronx, NY, Grant was a beloved determine within the New York Metropolis inventive and spoken phrase scene for many years. Buddies and followers have been posting tributes to him on social media for the reason that information of his passing surfaced this morning (March 25).
Actress, activist and poet Liza Jessie Peterson BET.com was mates with Grant and spoke to BET.com about his legacy within the inventive arts neighborhood.
“I knew muMs (I by no means referred to as him Craig) from the Nuyorican Poets cafe, he was a part of a poetry group referred to as Vibe Chameleons and his mc-poet title was muMs da Schemer. We spared on the mic collectively, argued, pontificated about artwork tradition and politics, drank whiskey smoked blunts, fussed and stubborn after which laughed loud,” famous Peterson.
“He was the FIRST one out of the crew to interrupt into “Hollywood” and hit it out the park with OZ. He was a grasp poet-MC and his notorious poem “Assured cockroach” is known. He introduced theatrical supply and dramatic efficiency to the mic. He embodied the roach. He bridged hip-hop, poetry and theater. He was our Slick Rick. He was Bruce Lee with it.”
Different mates and followers have taken to social media to depart their notes of shock and condolence.
A consultant for Grant advised Variety that he died of pure causes. Though Peterson will not be in a position to confirm, she says that by means of their circle of mates, she has heard Grant died on the set of his newest movie.
“How poetic for muMs to take his closing curtain name on set, doing what he beloved. What a dramatic thespian exit!”