Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry (2002– )

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Spoken word. Spoken truth.

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Mos Def: Are you ready for some poetry, motherfuckers?
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diverse poetry pertaining to everything...
4 July 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Def Poetry host by Mos Def is definitely a nice and relaxing show for me. As someone who listens to Rap music which is spawned by poetry, it's very interesting to see a diverse group of poets with attitude and mental intellect. The cast sometimes is very, very unorthodox and this is what makes the show good to watch.

Same thing basically as Def Comedy Jam, but this is all poetry and even some of the poems have a strong sense of humor in them. memorable poems by Flow Mentalz, Yellow Rage, Common, Buju Banton, Talib Kweli, Wood Harris and others...

nice show


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