Russell Simmons Wants Chance The Rapper To Host Def Poetry Jam Reboot

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Russell Simmons recently announced that the Def Poetry Jam series  will be making a come back. In a recent post on twitter the hip hop mogul stated that he is currently in negotiations with Chance The Rapper for him to host the new series which will be named 'All def poetry'. No specific dates have been given for the show but it is sure to be a hit.

The original Def Poetry Jam  ran from 2002 -2007 and was hosted by Yasiin Bey who was known as Mos Def . The show hosted artist such as Lauryn Hill, Nikki Giovanni and Amiri Baraka. The show also introduced the world to the old Kanye West as he used the show to debut some of the verses that were used in his song 'Bittersweet' with John Mayer.