poetry

Kanye West can't wrap his mind around the wonder that is the McDonald's french fry.

TV One’s  show, “Verses and  Flow,” which is engineered by Lexus, brings poetry to life, offering viewers a rare chance to see spoken word performances…

During a stop on the “Life Is Good” tour with Nas,  Lauryn Hill previewed a new song called “Black Rage.”  It’s unclear whether this is…

From the classic 90′s movie “Love Jones” (written and directed by Theodore Witcher)..a “Blues for Nina” easily went down as one of the most memorable moments in black film history

In what Roc 4 Life reports as a never-before-seen clip, Jay-Z shares the reasoning behind wanting to write the book Decoded. He explains that he wanted to expand the minds of people who may have put rap, and rappers, into a negative category that may come from unwarranted bias. While calling rap poetry and speaking […]

According to his U.K. publisher Jamie Byng (via The Daily Swarm), Gil Scott-Heron, the celebrated poet, musician, and author, died today. He was 62 years old. Scott-Heron’s cause of death remains unknown. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word […]

Talk show host proves how racist and hypocritical the people at Fox News are. This is funny and insightful!

Did you really think that Barack was going to keep one of Chicago’s finest out of the building? Contrary to reports that conservative pressure caused the White House to revoke Common’s invitation to celebrate poetry, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. took the stage to perform at the White House’s Celebration of American Poetry. Spotted @ RapRadar […]

Poet Jasmine Mans dedicates a poem to Nicki Minaj at University of Wisconsin’s 2010 Stomp Da Madness poetry event.While some may perceive her words as a diss, I think the young lady sees the influence that Barbie has on her fans and is simply pleading with her to use her powers for good and not […]