Thursday, April 25, 2013

April is National Poetry Month, and the Hip Hop Caucus is in the midst of a “Hip Hop Is Poetry” multimedia and social media project. HHC is releasing videos from renowned poets to showcase the contributions of poetry to hip hop culture and social and political movements throughout history. At you'll find videos of original pieces being performed by poets such as the legendary Nikki Giovanni and Charlotte's award-winning poet Boris "Bluz" Rogers.

Charlotte poet Bluz at dupp&swat.

Hip Hop Caucus-Charlotte Leadership Committee member Jameka Whitten organized a video shoot a few weeks ago for Bluz at dupp&swat boutique/studio in NoDa. In the video below, Bluz delivers a riveting four-and-a-half-minute poem about the many facets of hip hop culture and life's struggles. "I understand that life on the block, meets life in the block cell lot. Where prison bars produce convicts that spit 16 bars. 'Who's hard?' Not me," he rhymes.


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