To those of you who are not familiar of what the show is all about, Def Poetry was an HBO television series hosted by the one and only Mos Def. Most importantly, it’s all about beautiful spoken word poetry from the best poets of our generation. That’s how magnificent the show is.
Although I wasn’t able to watch every episode in all six seasons, I have fallen in love with some of the performances I was able to watch. I shall share with you now some of the best artists who have graced the Def Poetry stage.
Watch and listen closely.
Shihan’s “This Type Love”: Beats rapping about ass and titties, every time.
Sarah Kay’s “Hands”: She’s brilliant and this poem is just so touching and breathtaking.
Kanye West’s “Bitter Sweet”:
Sounds familiar? Before that song became a huge hit, Kanye presented it as a spoken word poem on the show. How brilliant is that?
Black Ice’s “Bigger than Mine”: I admire him for not being a sell out rapper. Just saying.
Jamie Foxx’s “Off the Hizzle for Shizzle”: Jamie Foxx is the best. He’s so damn hilarious and charming.
How I wish this show never ended. Many celebrities like Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado, John Legend and Lauren Hill have also said their piece, so you might want to check those out too. Featured Image Source: soundlogik.com