Peoples, peoples, peoples… People all over the world came to and celebrated HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In spite of my “confused” view of the Def Poetry Jam legacy rambling in a recent Blog post, the work of Russell Simmons, through the auspices of HBO is celebrated here. Using to ‘celebrate’ property licensed (or owned out right) by Home Box Office, Inc. may deserve punishment and censure, but, in the mean time, enjoy!

This kinté space mash up brings you video of George Clinton, Black Ice, Saul Williams, Sonia Sanchez, Ursula Rucker and the great Mutabaruka! When you force me to make a decision right this very second, then let me be pleased to finally get some work by Mutabaruka here in the kinté space! His online presence is far more extensive than what even Home Box Office provides for its poetry so it is a privilege to contribute to Mutabaruka soul in this digitized form.

So you are now invited to participate in the “controversy” here in the kinté space—the clock is ticking and lawyers may be coming… And just in case there is concern about my concern for the economic future of the likes of HBO, it is my pleasure to remind you that my hard work aired on HBO in a show called Beah: a Black Woman Speaks—the nerdy (historical) details are on my company site…


Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  George Clinton

Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  Black Ice

Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  Saul Williams

Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  Sonia Sanchez

Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  Ursula Rucker

Words and Flow by . . . . . . .  Mutabaruka

Video/audio content by . . . . . . .  the people of!

Presentation Design and Research  by . . . . . . . Bryan Wilhite