Season 1, Episode 2 Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

First Aired: December 22, 2001

Performers include New York City teacher Taylor Mali; singer/songwriter Jewel; poet Sonia Sanchez; Plainfield, N.J.'s Flow Mentalz; L.A.'s Shihan; Kalamazoo's Dawn Saylor; Philadelphia's Yellow Rage; Kayo.

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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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