Watch Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
- 6 Seasons
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.