The Resurgence: The Last Poets ‘Understand What Black Is’

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Even while on a 20-year hiatus, their influence could still be felt. The likes of Notorious B.I.G., NWA, A Tribe Called Quest, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and countless others have sampled their timeless sound. A sound crafted in East Harlem in the 1970s that shaped hip-hop during it’s earliest stages. The Last Poets, comprised of Abiodun […]

Jhene Aiko Releases a Poetry Book for Three Part Project M.A.P.

Jhene Aiko Releases a Poetry Book for Three Part Project M.A.P.

Words by Shurida Lundi Jhene Aiko released the third installment of her M.A.P. (movie, album, poetry book) project yesterday. As we know, Aiko’s music comes from her poetry and writings, and the poetry book 2Fish will have poems and writings since she was 12 years old. The M.A.P project was a way to heal after […]

You Should’ve Been at The Kick Your Game Toe-2-Toe Poetry Slam


This past Saturday, some of NYC’s biggest and brightest young poets gave a performance of a lifetime to represent the culture of Hip-Hop and sneaker gear. Organized by two of city’s brightest sneakerhead of Matthew Jamison a.k.a “Mateo” and Nate McPherson, the Nuyorican Poets Cafe was the place to be to hear the perfect infusion […]

Famous Canadian Poet Laureate Accured Of Stealing Tupac’s Poetry


A famous post in Canada is being accused of biting some very famous work. This time, from one of the most coveted artists of the Hip Hop culture. The late poet laureate Pierre Des Ruisseaux is accused of taking a poem from Tupac Shakur and putting pieces of it in a 2013 French book titled […]

Ernestine Johnson Channels Beyonce In ‘Formation’ Influenced Poem

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Beyoncé released her highly controversial single “Formation” at this year’s Superbowl and the world has been in awe ever since. Bey danced along with a bevy of women donning Black Panther inspired outfits that sparked a social media uproar of support and controversy. Soon after that, she announced she will be holding a tour in the song/performance’s […]

Sunday FUNday at Source 360 this weekend!

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This weekend, Source 360 will feature some of the hottest spoken word and poetry artists in NYC. Here’s a taste of the raw talent provided by Danisha ‘Fun’ Tillery and crew! Please join us and attend the Second Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Experience in Brooklyn, September17-20th. SOURCE360 celebrates the innovation and creativity inspired by the […]