PRATT SLAM SUNDAY: DEF POETRY JAM

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Welcome to another Pratt Slam Sunday!

Back in 2002, Russell Simmons, along with HBO presented a spoken word television series hosted by legendary MC Mos Def. The series showcased historical legendary poets such as, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Saul Williams, and celebrity guest including Kanye West, Jill Scott, David Banner, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, DMX, Dave Chappelle and others. While the show ended its 6th season in 2007 after criticism of HBO commercializing the art form, it has become increasingly popular on youtube, garnering millions of video hits. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the show below.

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