It often comes up. Y’know the whole rap/poetry axis debate. Is rap poetry? or just poetic in its essence? does it simply borrow from the poetic form? or is it a separate entity of its own? Whatever your opinion it’s undeniable that rap was originally born out of poetry. It’s not always apparent now, but if you feel down far enough, it’s there at the root.
Miss Amanda Diva hailing from NYC has been doing her thing as a rapper for some time now. Having dropped her recent EP Spandex, Ryhmes & Soul she’s making her way up the ‘hot ones to watch’ list of musical dopeness.
And then came the discovery. The Def Poetry performance she did in ’05 of 40 emcees. If you’re a Def poetry lover/ Diva-Diva fanatic, you’ve prolly seen it before. If you’re not, this one’s for you. Miss Diva, straight lyrical:
Question is, is rap without a beat automatically poetry?
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