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Flippin the Script: Rap Meets Poet
Various Artists
Flippin the Script: Rap Meets Poet
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
 
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What remains of the abortive mid-'90s poetry revival is Mouth Almighty Records, a label formed by Bob Holman and Bill Adler, ringleaders of the original "poetry slam" scene in New York. Mouth Almighty's second release, Fli...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Flippin the Script: Rap Meets Poet
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mouth Almighty / Pgd
Original Release Date: 9/6/1996
Re-Release Date: 8/27/1996
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics, Live
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock
Style: Poetry, Spoken Word & Interviews
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 769712411626, 769712411640

Synopsis

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What remains of the abortive mid-'90s poetry revival is Mouth Almighty Records, a label formed by Bob Holman and Bill Adler, ringleaders of the original "poetry slam" scene in New York. Mouth Almighty's second release, Flippin' the Script: Rap Meets Poetry, captures the best moments from the spirited slams that, between 1993 and '95, brought together rappers and poets in a spoken-word no-man's-land. Seventeen different performers, from the well known (poet/playwright Sekou Sundiata, cultural critic Greg Tate, UMCs rapper Kool Kim) to the less known (Dasez, 17, High Priest) take turns at the mic, with Holman hosting. As with most of what passes for spoken poetry, Flippin' the Script's tracks are better classified as monologues or performance art, since most are unstructured and proselike and need a live reading to be appreciated. Some are a cappella raps, some free-form stories, some little more than mouth sounds. On the whole, though, Flippin' the Script is among the better spoken-word recordings. --Roni Sarig
 

CD Reviews

Probably the best spoken word CD out
Scott Woods | Columbus, Ohio United States | 01/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is literaly an open mic night (albeit recorded over 2 years) put to disc...and it rocks. You'll find work from some of the heaviest hitters on the spoken word circuit (even though this CD is a couple of years old), and from some very cool surprises. There is some heavy language on this disc, but if you've been to the average open mic, it's no worse than that. Not a bad introduction to live poetry for the uninitiated."