Intelligent Allah is a bestselling author and editor known by family and friends as Intell, and he also writes under the penname Vance Burrows in honor of his deceased friend Boo (Vance Burrows). Intelligent was a poet and aspiring rapper from Brooklyn until he was incarcerated in 1994. While serving 18 1/2 years in prison, Intelligent completed various writing courses and served on several editorial boards of prison newsletters. He became a published writer and editor. His novel Lickin' License was a #1 Don Diva bestseller and he was nominated by the African American Literature Awards as 2012 Erotica Author of the Year for Lickin' License II. Intelligent is editor of over a dozen fiction and nonfiction books, including Wahida Clark's New York Times bestsellers Justify My Thug and Payback Ain't Enough. His editorials, essays and articles have been published online, in magazine, newspaper and in books. He has also been contracted for producing advertising copy, movie treatments and other writings. Intelligent is a also a graphic artist who has designed flyers and logos for companies and nonprofits like IBI Productions and Rehabilitation Through The Arts respectively. Learn more about him on Linkedin, Twitter (@intellwriter) and facebook (Vance Burrows and Lickin' License Group).