Season 5, Episode 1 Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

First Aired: June 10, 2005

Performers include Dave Chappelle; Avery Brooks; Black Ice; Lauryn Hill; J. Ivy; Rachel McKibbens; Claudia Alick; Dahlak Braithwaite; and Gideon Grody-Patinkin.

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  • Premiered: December 1, 2001
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: Contemporary urban poets recite their work and that of others at the Supper Club in New York City. Well-known artists (and some fairly obscure ones) riffed on everything from global problems to personal experiences. The poems contain plenty of humor, some… (more)

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