Monthly Archives: January 2012

As Seen on Vimeo: Smile For London’s Word In Motion

I’d already talked at length about the general awesomeness of Smile for London’s Word In Motion Campaign, so I’m not going to here. They’ve posted all the videos on vimeo in one handy sixteen minute omnibus, so take a break … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: SHAKKA.

If you have any love for R&B (left) you’ll be doing yourself a favour by downloading The Shakka Crown Affair. It’s free, so your pockets and your conscience will love you. And it’s several levels of amazing, so your earbuds … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: G.R.E.Ed.S’ Cover of Wretch32’s Forgiveness.

South London’s fastest-rising-poet-with-an-annoying-name to type does it again with a emotive refixing of a Wretch32 track with a pared down Remedies band backing him. If you haven’t already, buy his EP. I’m on one of the tracks, so there; you … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Dean Atta’s ‘I Am Nobody’s Nigger’ Video

Can’t really fault this, can you? Simple yet effective video for Dean’s topical poem from early in the month, already on 21,000 views. Possibly the most baffling thing about the vid is Scorcher (the rapper), is nowhere near as scary … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ‘7 Things I Hate About You’ by Gareth Lewis

  There’s much to love about poetry in the UK. It’s probably the most accessible of the higher art forms in terms of getting your work performed, out in the open, recognized. Not everyone is brilliant, but there’s always something … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Paul Cree’s ‘Small Talk’

A random night last year, in a random bar in East London (I was there for research; ‘People Watching.’ Stop judging) I had a chat with another spoken word artist, about what’s next, who’s exciting that’s coming up, because if … Continue reading

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Polarbear In Amazing Spoken Word on TV Shocker!

  For Future Reference: How to make spoken word engaging on national television: You take one of London’s the UK’s most original and straight up funnest spoken word nights around (Bang Said The Gun step forward and take a goddamn … Continue reading

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As Seen On Vimeo: Luke Abbott’s Brazil

I got sent this a week ago, and I honestly wasn’t sure about it at first: a music video for a poem… with subtitles and no vocals . I appreciated the concept on few more viewings (and after seeing The … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Rachel Rose Reid’s Watering The Roots

There’s an understandable human urge for artists to do something big, something brand new, making a singular impressive mark never made before on the canvas of Planet Earth. I think some marks are better made the way a dropped stone … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Smile For London’s Word In Motion Project, 16th Jan.

Here is Smile For London’s Brilliant 5-step guide to making January awesome. 1. Take some the best up and coming/established poets and artists in London (Scroobius Pip, Ola the Poet, Kate Tempest, Inua Ellams, Jarvis Cocker *ahem* myself *ahem*) 2. … Continue reading

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