Re: RE: Recapturing my experience at Youth Speaks

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Amitola
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jimdens – 2009-03-22 8:36 AM

One thing I thought a little odd, (but this could be because of my *cough* old age) – rap at a poetry slam? Somehow I can’t picture the two together..

I’m ‘chronologically gifted’ too (born within a week of JFK’s election), but even as someone who is an olde phart and not a rap fan, I can see it.

At it’s best, rap IS poetry and evocative word-pictures set to a driving beat. 

(But at it’s worst, it’s inane and ignorant verbal masturbation set to stolen loops of other people’s music.  Unfortunately, there seems to be MUCH more of this c-rap, so I just throw the baby out with the bathwater and ignore the whole genre.  But still, I recognize that there CAN be some merit to some of it.)

By the way:  Congratulations on a great showing and a wonderful experieince, Prodigy!