10 people I wanna see on Def Poetry Jam:

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  1. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    1. Jay Z
    2. Sam Jackson
    3. Snoop Dogg with Bishop Don Magic Juan
    4. Angela Basset
    5. Tonedeff (okay, not famous, but even the poem-cees was on)
    6. Steve Harvey
    7. Pharaoh Monch
    9. Denzel.
    10. Prince!
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  2. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    lol denzel washington?
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  3. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    assata shakur
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  4. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    Spoken word poetry ain't a damn thang but actin', homie. Denzel's the best at it. If he could come out and just do a Malcolm X speech or Steve Biko speech like he did in 2 of his most noted movies, that'd be enough to make me NEVER touch that stage after him.
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  5. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    i feel what you saying, but seeing his name up there took me by surprise

    Yo i wouldnt mind seein them floetry girls up there
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  6. Sole Sovereign

    Sole Sovereign Hungry But Never Starving

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    There's more to spoken word than theatrics... like originality... there would be nothing original about him doing an immitation...

    now if Denzel has poetic skills and can create something original.. or something offered from a different spectrum of view.. i'd say yeah... but there's a hell of alot more to spoken word than theatrics
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  7. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    I take it you haven't seen the show?

    There is value in representing that which has been poetic throughout history. It would be the equivalent of some of the poems posted in here.
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  8. Vulkan'XL

    Vulkan'XL New Member

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    Ayo...Black....I really respect your opinions and ideas man, I can see and understand what you are saying. Many of the poems written on this board are no better than simple things written about past experiences and some of them not very poetically, but to say that Denzel is at that point where he could make me not ever want to touch the stage after a speech written by someone else for someone else is out of my touch. I must agree that your list would be an extremely entertaining group to watch and hear, but I was expecting a list of some of the lesser known or unheard-from cats out there. Maybe even some older heads...
    Of course its all a degree of perception and your own ideas...So these opinions and thoughts are merely mine...

    My list:
    1] Eyedea
    2] Komunyakaa
    3] Amiri Baraka(Have Seen Ras, But I Don't Want Sonny Damnit, I Want The Real Godfather)
    4]Mocha
    5] Doua
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  9. BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum

    BlackSoultan Ad Infinitum aka Billy Shoreview

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    [look] Uh, the post was about famous people...

    Every show, they have one famous person who is not primarily a poet: maybe an actor or a musician (Dave Chappelle, Ced the Entertainer, Jaimie Fox, Jill Scott, Erykah, Rakim, Keith Murray, malcolm jamaal warner, etc.)

    I think it would be interesting to see Denzel's rendition of another work. That's been done too on there. One of the Kennedy women did that. She sucked ass.

    Rather see Denzel do it.
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  10. Mind~$oul

    Mind~$oul I'm Pretty

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    amiri baraka was on there before

    i would also like to see andre from outkast
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  11. S. Issue

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    Aight...

    Thanx for clearing up what you were discussing! Ive seen the show, I remember when Dave Chappelle did his piece about Mr Fong the Korean and when Jaimie Fox did the Shizzle piece...I know they have people like that on, but I had not realized that was what was being discussed...My fault!
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  12. S. Issue

    S. Issue Who?

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    btw: this is Vulkan, im at my boy's this morning...
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  13. iceheart

    iceheart The Frozen Poet

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    i wanna be on DEF poetry - i do coffee house readings all the time for those who know what they are, and i tell you the second most addictive drug in the world is the sound of a standing ovation. (the most addictive drug being the opposite sex) i think it would be so sweet to have my work broadcast to millions of people. but i am probably just hallucinating lol somebody stop me before i say something really stupid
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  14. lpoet

    lpoet POET

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    yeah i bet he got some dope shit..dude is mad creative
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  15. Ms. Persephone

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    I liked the Eryka Badu piece. I'd love to see Talib Kweli, I think that he was already on, but I missed it. Oh, and floetry would be tight.
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  16. augee.ali

    augee.ali Lively Up Yourself...

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    1.Cee-lo
    2. Big Gipp
    3. Saul Williams
    4. Nikki Giovanni
    5. Jill Scott
    6. Tweet
    7. Floetry
    8. Black Thought (from the Roots)
    9. Common
    10. Nas


    There's also a few locals from here in ATL: Q-Swon, Abyss, Cocktails, Jon Goode, Lass
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    Guru
    Scarface
    Laurence Fishburne
    Jadakiss ( I think people just cast him to the side as a generic thug rapper, I think he could come out of his shell (no ninja turtle pun intended) and do something mindful)
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  18. Prophet Unknown

    Prophet Unknown Sittin' Curbside

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    Pharoahe Monch is one of my top fav emcees. his voice fuckin unique and his flows just come ill.
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