Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

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  • TV-MA
  • 2001
  • 6 Seasons
  • 8.3  (213)

Def Jam records co-founder Russell Simmons expanded his entertainment empire with this cable TV series. The show features up and coming poets like Jessica Care-Moore, Saul Williams, Beau Sia, Alix Olson and Taylor Mali. Legendary spoken word artists Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka and Sonya Sanchez appear as well. Mos Def hosts the show, and Simmons appears at the end of each episode and thanks the viewers.

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Seasons
Season 6, Episode 6
6. Season 6, Episode 6
March 24, 2007
Includes: Black Ice "The Ugly Show"; Mayda Del Valle "The Gift"; Steve Colman "I Want To Eat Your Pu**y"; Georgia Me "The Promiseland"; Bea Sia "Back To The Now"; Nelly Furtado "Nevis"; Stacyann Chin "Untitled"; Poetri "Monsters In My Stomach"; Suheir Hammad "Daddy's Song"; Lemon "Experience."
Season 6, Episode 5
5. Season 6, Episode 5
March 17, 2007
Includes: Big Poppa E "Propers"; Bassey Ikpi "Apology To My Unborn"; Alvin Lau "What Tiger Said"; Saddi Kali "Goin' Platinum In 2 Days"; Liza Garza "My Everything"; Lamont Carey "I Can't Read"; Brian Dykstra "Pushing Bush"; Vanessa Hidary "Phd In Him"; Basikknowledge "Numbers"; George Clinton "Dope Dog"
Season 6, Episode 4
4. Season 6, Episode 4
March 10, 2007
Includes: Oveous Maximus "Salcedo's Breakdown"; Sonya Renee "Connections"; Anis Mojgani "For Those Who Can Still.."; Rives "Dirty Talk"; Mush "Next Wednesday"; Joe Hernandez-Kolski "No Disclaimers"; A-A Shakespear "Will You Be There"; David Banner "What About Us"; Sunni Patterson "We Made It"; K'naan "Until The Lion Speaks"
Season 6, Episode 3
3. Season 6, Episode 3
March 3, 2007
Includes: Sarah Kay "Hands"; Riva & Sciryl "My Best Friend (Hip Hop)"; Rafael Casal "First Week Of A Break-Up"; Meilani Clay "Lost"; Shihan "Father's Day"; Shannon Matesky "My Space"; Carlos Gomez Andres "What's Genocide"; Carole King "Touchstone"; Natalie Stewart "Her Story"; Jamal Joseph "Ricky Do & The 4th Of July"
Season 6, Episode 2
2. Season 6, Episode 2
February 24, 2007
Includes: Dahlak Braithwaite "Peculiar Evolution"; Skim "Your Eyes"; Eamon Mahone & Paul Graham "Black Irish"; Tahani Salah "Hate"; George Watsky "V For Virgin"; Shannon Leigh "Sudanese Children"; Pat's Justice "Innocent Criminal"; Lyfe Jennings "Rough Stuff"; Matisyahu "Late Night In The Field"; Talib Kweli "Hell"
Season 6, Episode 1
1. Season 6, Episode 1
February 17, 2007
Includes: DMX "The Industry"; Big Mike "Sexy"; Asia "The Waiting Hour"; Dan Vaughn & Dasha Kelly "Six Million"; Kelly Tsai "Grey Matter"; Red Storm "Black Barbie Doll"; Shanelle Gabriel "The Reasons I Love You"; Idris Goodwin "What is They Feedin' Our Kids"; Jill Scott "Ain't a Ceiling."
Description

Def Jam records co-founder Russell Simmons expanded his entertainment empire with this cable TV series. The show features up and coming poets like Jessica Care-Moore, Saul Williams, Beau Sia, Alix Olson and Taylor Mali. Legendary spoken word artists Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka and Sonya Sanchez appear as well.

Mos Def hosts the show, and Simmons appears at the end of each episode and thanks the viewers.

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (44 episodes). The series first aired on December 15, 2001.

Where to Watch Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry

Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry is available for streaming on the HBO website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry on demand at Amazon, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    December 15, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    8.3  (213)