RADIO PRO • JOURNALIST • ENTEREPRENEUR
Felicia “The Poetess” Morris made her radio debut at the age of 5 years old on KDIA-AM, a soul station in the San Francisco Bay Area, where her father, Johnny Morris, was a popular disc jockey. Felicia would soon follow in her famous dad’s footsteps by moving to Los Angeles and landing her first on-air gig as radio co-host on Bailey Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated “Hip Hop Countdown and Report,” that could be heard in over 33 markets across the U.S.
Having a love for writing poetry, Ms. Morris, parlayed her poems to rap songs and landed a recording contract with Poetic Groove/Interscope Records, making her the first female rapper on the label along side 2Pac, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch and Gerardo. In 1992, she released her debut album Simply Poetry that included appearances by Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx, Def Jef and Kool G. Rap. “Love Hurts,” the album’s first single broke the Top 10 on The Gavin Report's Rap Radio Charts quickly establishing her as a fixture in hip hop.
Having proven herself a prolific artist, The Poetess took on greater challenges by joining the staff of major market heavy, L.A.’s KKBT/92.3 The Beat (later 100.3 The Beat) in 1994. Having a keen ear for hits, The Poetess introduced the music of Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and gave her Southern California listeners an inside look at the personal lives of their favorite celebrities through her in-dept interviews. The Poetess’ passion for the community lead to her position as community affairs director for 100.3 The Beat, where she gave voice to the community on issues of gang violence, economic empowerment and health awareness. In her former position, she organized voter registration drives, school supply give-a-ways, community rallies, and health awareness campaigns. The radio vet has worked with media giants Clear Channel, Radio One, Sirius XM and MTV as well as entertainment luminaries like Steve Harvey, Reverend Al Sharpton, Cedric The Entertainer, Tom Joyner, Judge Joe Brown and media mogul Cathy Hughes.
After 13 years on the air at KKBT-FM Los Angeles, Ms. Morris resigned in 2007 and a year later joined The Foxxhole on Sirius XM Radio - a comedy and entertainment network executive produced by Academy Award winning actor, Jamie Foxx. The Poetess served along side the multitalented actor and singer, as co-host and producer of several radio shows on the channel. In 2014, Ms. Morris began her journey as an entrepreneur and is currently the owner of Morris Media Studios, a professional podcast and voice over studio in Los Angeles, California.