Monday, April 7, 2014

Def Jam Poetry

Def Poetry, also known as Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry or Def Poetry Jam, which was co-founded by Bruce George, Danny Simmons and Deborah Pointer, is an HBO television series produced by hip-hop music entrepreneur Russell Simmons. The series presents performances by established spoken word poets, as well as up-and-coming ones. Well-known actors and musicians will often surprise the audience by showing up to recite their own original poems. The show is hosted by Mos Def. Def Poetry is a spin-off of Def Comedy Jam. As he did on Def Comedy, Simmons appears at the end of every episode to thank the audience.

Motives And Thoughts ~ Lyrically Spoken by Lauryn Hill (Def Poetry)

KRS One and Doug E Fresh - 2nd Quarter on Def Jam Poetry

Michael Franti - Rock the Nation on Def Jam Poetry

Phylicia Rashad — On Status by Vivian Ayers on Def Jam Poetry

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