- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 5, 2005
- Originally Released: 2003
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Surround 2.0 English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Rap impresario and all-round media mogul Russell Simmons brings back his DEF POETRY JAM show for a second season with this release. Originally shown on HBO, DEF POETRY JAM aims to bring some highly talented, but rarely televised, performers onto the screen, affording the artists precious airtime that would most likely be unavailable to them otherwise. Shot at The Supper Club in New York, host Mos Def brings performers such as Danny Hoch, Jamie Foxx, Erykah Badu, and many others to the stage, allowing them a precious opportunity to lay down some prescient urban poetry.
Description by Warner Home Video:
From the makers of Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam, HBO presents the first of seven new half-hour editions of the acclaimed late-night series that showcases practitioners of one of the country's fastest-rising performing-art forms - def poetry - in an intimate, uncensored format. Taped live at The Supper Club in New York, each installment of Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is hosted by popular rap artist Mos Def, and spotlights original material performed by contemporary urban poets and well-known music/comedy artists, including Jamie Foxx, Danny Hoch, Taylor Mali, Black Ice, Erykah Badu, Malcolm Jamal Warner and others.