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Chance the Rapper Could Be Teaming up with Russell Simmons for Def Poetry Jam Reboot

By Firstladyb

ChristianNews

CHANCE THE RAPPER COULD BE TEAMING UP WITH RUSSELL SIMMONS FOR DEF POETRY JAM REBOOT

Russell Simmons is looking to restart his Def Poetry Jam, according to an Instgram post he shared, and according to reports,  he’s talking to Chance The Rapper as a potential host.

Simmons teased the new project, saying the potential series is in the works at HBO.

CHANCE THE RAPPER COULD BE TEAMING UP WITH RUSSELL SIMMONS FOR DEF POETRY JAM REBOOT

Simmons’ original Def Poetry Jam was a spoken-word poetry series hosted by Mos Def that ran on HBO from 2002-07. It was a spinoff from Simmons’ landmark Def Comedy Jam, which aired on HBO from 1992-97; that stand-up comedy showcase launched several careers including those of Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence, Steve Harvey and Bernie Mac.

Word is Simmons has been talking with Chance since the Grammys, where the rapper took home three trophies including Best New Artist.


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