of the realest shows on cable is Def Poetry.
Hosted by Mos Def and brought to us by
Stan Lathan and Russell Simmons this season
features poets and celebrities like Black
Ice, Jessica Care Moore, Big Rube, Wood
Harris, Erykah Badu, Malcolm Jamal Warner,
Jamie Foxx, Linton Quincy Johnson, Thea
Monyee, Twin Poets, Danny Koch, Lemon,
Regie Cabico, Rat Sack and Suhier Hammad
the seven episode DVD of season two the
poets discuss many topics. Some topics
they discuss include stereotypes, racism,
love, hate, pride, history and community.
They do this to an entranced crowd that
opens their minds to the words and occasional
sounds so you should too as you listen.
Some poems may be complex and long while
others short, sweet and easy to comprehend.
You can laugh, cry, get angry or
decide to get active! Poetry or spoken
word is a key element of communication
that is often hated on because it asks
people to sit (or stand for that matter)
and listen without the dancing or other
tactics used to grab most people's initial
attention. This art form along with others
like reading need to be emphasized if
people are to understand what people don't
want you to know from watching it on television
or a musical CD with beats.
give this DVD 4 globes. The DVD
was very solid but it could have used
an Inside Def Poetry
and/or an interview with the poets, host
and creators. It's a DVD you can
watch with friends or loved ones.
questions or comments please direct them
to Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org