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About idehen

Poet, Frontman to alt hip hop band Benin City. Founder of Poem inbetween People. Co Founder of Spoken word/music night Poejazzi. Workshopper. Lover of all things horror/scifi/fantasy/tech related. Host. Semi bad man.

Artists We’d Love To Book: A Yellow Man

How can one possibly hate on this? Okay, so the fact that they’d label themselves Gospel Rap is a good enough reason as any to not-listen-to-anything-they-ever-do-ever, but when they’re this amazing I don’t care if Souk Souk Death Metal is … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Luke Wright’s ‘B Movie’

Luke ‘Skywalker’ Wright, the hardest man in poetry, has made an ode to classic cheesy sci-fi/horror movies. Set in Brentwood and written almost entirely with the alliterative ‘B’ syllable, this is the cleverest three minute piece of entertainment you’ll watch … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Chill Pill This Thursday Feat Soweto Kinch

    Chill Pill dun done it now. They’ve only gone and booked one of my favourite saxophonist-rappers of all time. OF ALL TIME. If you like jazz/hip hop/poetry/life and you do not know Soweto Kinch, slap yourself.   Soweto … Continue reading

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Poejazzi @ The Thames Festival, 9th September Sunday FREE

Inbetween prayers for Mr Sun to hang around but a few more weekends more, we will be running only our third festival outing ever:  Thames Festival, sunday the 9th at 4pm ! (Wooo! Yaaaaay! Confetti!) Come see us on the bandstand stage, … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Polarbear’s ‘RepeaT’

For some reason this video has (at time of blog) 1,413 views. That’s more than madness it’s damn near depressing. Seriously, guys; press play and play again, then share like it’s the common cold. Even more brilliance from Polarbear:

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Escape From London, But First: A Parting Gift.

We are getting out of the big smoke before TFL gets… interesting. As a result, postings on this site will be even more sporadic than usual. How about you take the downtime as an opportunity to read through some of … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Kate Tempest’s Book Launch, ‘Everything Speaks In Its Own Way’

You would not get a bigger no brainer in a Zombie Barbie beauty contest. It’s Kate Tempest. She recently stole the show supporting Saul Williams at the Southbank. Google her. Her book is coming out next month. She’s having her … Continue reading

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As Seen On Vimeo: Warsan Shire’s For Women Who Are Difficult To Love’

We are huge fans of Warsan Shire’s poetry; if you are looking for imagery that cuts right to the bone, I mean raw and beautiful as hell imagery, that terribly honest shit…Then you should probably visit her blog, or her … Continue reading

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Bands We Like: 2morrow’s Victory

When people talk about ‘Alternative Hip Hop,’ guys like these pop in my head. 2morrow’s Victory had headlined a night at the Portuguese Poetry Festival the night before I arrived; Poo. Storytelling from the Lupe Fiasco School of Rhyming, with … Continue reading

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YOUNG PEOPLE MIX IT UP ONLINE WITH NATIONAL PEACE TRACK COMPETITION

YOUNG PEOPLE MIX IT UP ONLINE WITH NATIONAL PEACE TRACK COMPETITION The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and online youth broadcaster SBTV are calling on bedroom MCs, vocal divas, mix-masters and wannabe rappers to show exactly what they can do by contributing to … Continue reading

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