Stevens Cadet, is an American Author, Poet, Lacrosse Player and Businessman from Elmont, New York
1992-2011: Early life and career beginnings
Stevens was born in Long Island, New York, on August 6th,1992. He is the only boy out of five siblings. He's an outstanding athlete who played Football, Lacrosse, Cross-Country and Track and Field at Elmont Memorial High School.
He went on to receive a scholarship to play Lacrosse at The University of DC
Stevens started writing poetry at the age of nine, when his cousin (Gregory Leonard) showed him the basics of imagery, expressing feelings and rhyme. Inspired mostly by rapper/poet Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou, Stevens developed an early passion for painting great scenery and making people feel connected to him through his words. He also enjoyed the music genre of Neo - Soul.
By age ten, he was making poems for all his friends at his Elementary School to give to their significant others on Valentine's Day. It was a local tradition for kids to pay Stevens to write them poems.
When he entered his Junior-Senior High School Elmont Memorial, Stevens had some difficultly staying focused in his classes. He spent most of his time creating poems out of the lectures given by his teachers. His teachers would see numerous poems written in his notebook, on his desk, napkins and whatever else he could fit words on. Realizing this, after speaking with the other teachers, his English teacher, worked with him and made him submit his poetry to her as assignments. After a few weeks, Stevens' writing level and poetic ability at a young age became a faculty cafeteria topic of discussion. Many were moved by the topics he chose to write about at a young age of 12 years old. His English teacher started entering his work in the school paper poetry contest without his knowledge. His talents were quickly recognized as he won his very first contest for his poem called 'Lyfe'. He also competed in an Apollo night event in 2009 at Hofstra University where he won first place. He has participated in many open mics in New York City, Coral Springs, Florida, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY and at his College(s) .
Today, Stevens still writes poetry in his spare time as he has developed a passion for Nanotechnology, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence. He is widely considered 'The Black Tesla' of our time