Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

  • 2001
  • TV Show
  • TV-MA

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 anger and a fair amount of profanity.

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Season 4, Episode 6 Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

First Aired: August 22, 2004

Performers include Ruby Dee and Michael Franti. Mos Def hosts.

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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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