Archives for May 2011

Poetic Justice: A Documentary on Durham, Hip Hop and Spoken Word

Published on 31 May 2011 at 10:26 am. 4 Comments.
Filed under education,Hip-Hip,spoken word.

I’m working on a documentary about an after-school program I’m involved with called Poetic Justice. Check out this poem from one of our students and peep an article I wrote about the program below: North Carolina is emerging as one of the hotbeds of the international spoken word and slam poetry scene, with several nationally […]

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Gil Scott Heron

Published on 30 May 2011 at 12:11 pm. 4 Comments.
Filed under interviews.

Gil Scott Heron performed at the Carolina Theatre here in Durham last year. I had the honor and privilege of sitting down with him after the show. He was one of my biggest inspirations and he will be dearly missed.

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Guru Legacy

Published on 5 May 2011 at 10:57 am. No Comments.
Filed under music.

The legendary Keith Elam, also known as Guru, passed away last April. In addition to being half of the world renown Hip Hop duo Gangstarr, Guru is also known for pioneering in the fusion of jazz and Hip Hop through his Jazzmatazz franchise. In honor of the late Guru Hip Hop and jazz quartet, The […]

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