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TV One’s  show, “Verses and  Flow,” which is engineered by Lexus, brings poetry to life, offering viewers a rare chance to see spoken word performances from familiar music artists, right alongside world renowned poets. Here are five reasons why you should not miss a single episode: 1) Laz Alonso Each episode is hosted by accomplished […]

Lexus and TV One announced today the show stopping return of the NAACP Image Award-nominated variety show “Verses and Flow,” premiering on Saturday, August 16, at 10 p.m. EST. Blending electrifying musical and soul-stirring spoken word performances, the eight-episode season will feature mega-watt stars Maxwell, K. Michelle, Joe, Johnny Gill, Ruben Studdard, Candice Glover, Gary Clark […]

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is the epitome of cool. He’s so cool he made the comedic angst of the hit sitcom “Boy Meets World” and turn it into material for a Slam poetry competition. He did so on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. In the poem Sam Jackson spits, he gives the plot of […]

Carven Lissaint and Miles Hodges set off the next season of TV One’s “Verses & Flow” with a powerful recitation of their poem “STRIVE.” “There will be times when you’re at your lowest point. You are the ash of a Phoenix with clipped wings that will never rise. You are a broken levy, unable to […]

During a stop on the “Life Is Good” tour with Nas,  Lauryn Hill previewed a new song called “Black Rage.”  It’s unclear whether this is a spoken word piece or if she was giving an a capella sneak peek of a full song, but either way it’s some of the most powerful words we’ve heard […]

In this next episode of SummerTime Remixed we take you to Charlotte, North Carolina for your poetry fix.  For five nights in the summer, 72 teams of spoken word artists from around the country compete for cash prizes and bragging rights in the National Poetry Slam. Must Read: North Carolina’s DJ Forge Lists The Top […]

At this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival poet, professor and co-founder of the Black Arts Movement Sonia Sanchez screened her documentary Shaking Loose Memories . The film is directed by Jamal Joseph and combines interviews with Sanchez and performances of her poems by Amiri Baraka, T.C Carson and others. TheUrbandaily was given a few minutes with […]

If Jill Scott isn’t breaking you down with her sultry voice, she is making a bold statement with her thought-provoking prose. On her new album The Light Of The Sun she weaves many messages that run the gamut from self-empowerment to undeniable seduction.  On “Womanifesto” she continues in the tradition of her fan favorite,“The Thickness” […]

According to his U.K. publisher Jamie Byng (via The Daily Swarm), Gil Scott-Heron, the celebrated poet, musician, and author, died today. He was 62 years old. Scott-Heron’s cause of death remains unknown. The influential poet and musician is often credited with being one of the progenitors of hip-hop, and is best known for the spoken-word […]

Did you really think that Barack was going to keep one of Chicago’s finest out of the building? Contrary to reports that conservative pressure caused the White House to revoke Common’s invitation to celebrate poetry, Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. took the stage to perform at the White House’s Celebration of American Poetry. Spotted @ RapRadar […]

Poet Jasmine Mans dedicates a poem to Nicki Minaj at University of Wisconsin’s 2010 Stomp Da Madness poetry event.While some may perceive her words as a diss, I think the young lady sees the influence that Barbie has on her fans and is simply pleading with her to use her powers for good and not […]