Russell Simmons is looking to restart his Def Poetry Jam and is talking with Grammy-nominated Chance the Rapper to host it. Simmons teased the new project, which would be called All Def Poetry, today on Instagram, saying the potential series is in the works at HBO.
Source and more: Deadline
A spinoff from Simmons’ popular Def Comedy Jam, Def Poetry Jam was a spoken word poetry television series hosted by Mos Def which survived on HBO between 2002 and 2007.
Stay tuned as we continue to track the revival status of Def Poetry Jam…