- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 3 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: April 16, 2013
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: HBO Archives
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
From the makers of Russell Simmons's Def Comedy Jam, comes an all-new 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, 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.
After building a successful franchise with DEF COMEDY JAM, Russell Simmons tries to do the same thing with the world of spoken word poetry. Hosted by rapper and actor Mos Def and filmed at New York City's Supper Club, DEF POETRY JAM allows some of the country's most wildly gifted performers to deliver their political, personal, and poignant monologues to a national audience. This release contains every episode from the show's breakout first season.
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