Season 5
Def Poetry
10 EPISODES • 2005
Season 5 of Def Poetry was released on June 10 and consists of 10 episodes.

Season 4

Episodes

1: Episode 1
Jun 10, 2005
J. Ivy - "Never Let Me Down"; Dahlak Brathwaite -- "Just Another Routine Check"; Claudia Alick - "Employed Poor"; Black Ice - "Imagine"; Gideon Grody-Renkin - "Touching"; Avery Brooks - "Purlie Victorious"; Lauryn Hill - "Motives and Thoughts"; Rachel McGibbons - "After School Special"; Dave Chappelle - "F*** Ashton Kutcher" and "How I Got the Lead On Jeopardy"
2: Episode 2
Jun 17, 2005
Georgia Me -- "For Your Protection"; Al Letson -- "The Ball the Rim and Him"; John Legend -- "Again"; Caroline Harvey -- "Spoons"; Bounty Killer -- "Look Into My Eyes"; Bassey Ikpi - "I Want to Kiss You"; Will Da~Real One Bell -- "Diary of the Reformed"; Dan Sully and Tim Strattford - "Death From Below"; Alicia Keys -- "P.O.W."
3: Episode 3
Jun 24, 2005
Reg. E. Gains and Savion Glover -- "Pawn Shop"; Tommy Chunn -- "Computer Wordplay"; Scorpio Blues -- "Second Guessing"; Gemineye -- "Penny For Your Thoughts"; Emmanuel Xavier -- "Nueva York"; Mayda Del Valle -- "To All the Boys I've Loved Before"; Rev. Run -- "Peter Piper"; Aulelei Love -- "Same Cell, A poem for Women in Prison"; Mike Booker -- "Hoodology"; Smokey Robinson -- "Gang Bangin'"
4: Episode 4
Jul 1, 2005
The Poem-cees -- "Cheatin'"; Paul Mabon -- "The Toothbrush"; Marty McConnell -- "Instructions for a Body"; Geoff Trenchard -- "Ode to my Bathroom"; Nikki Giovanni -- "Nikki-Rosa"; Roger Bonair Agard -- "Calypso"; Joaquin Zihuatanejo -- "This is a Suit"; Willie Perdoma -- "Nigger-Reecan Blues"; Floetry x2 -- "Fantasize"
5: Episode 5
Jul 8, 2005
Poetri -- "Driving"; Shariff Simmons -- "F*** What You Heard"; Michael Ellison -- "Mezeker Means to Remember"; Phylicia Rashad -- "On Status"; Ratsack -- "Free the Toes"; Abyss -- "She"; Kevin Coval -- "Nothing Fight"; Mollie Angelheart -- "Psychotic Bitch"; Flo Mentalz -- "Talkin' to God"; Thea Monyee and Gaknew -- "A Different World"
6: Episode 6
Jul 15, 2005
Wyclef Jean -- "Immigrant"; Nayeli Adorador-Knudsen -- "Priceless"; Michael Cirelli -- "Love Song for Kelis"; M'Reld -- "Ready for Love"; Red Storm -- "Snake in the Grass"; Kelly Tsai -- "Aftershocks"; Paul Mabon -- "The Toothbrush"; Kevin Derrig -- "Andrew"; Mike McGhee -- "Like"; Narubi Selah -- "Uncle Benz"; Ise Lyfe -- "Popular Dirt"
7: Episode 7
Jul 22, 2005
Kanye West -- "Bitter Sweet"; Thadra Sheridan -- "Bad Boyfriend"; Rafael Casal -- "Barbie and Ken 101"; Terry Creech -- "Lost Bird"; Ursula Rucker -- "What a Woman Must Do"; Beau Sia -- "Hip Hop"; Sonia Sanchez -- "Our Vision Is Our Voice"; Shihan -- "In Response"; Jason Carney -- "Our Soldiers"; Amir Sulamain -- "She Said, I Prefer A Broken Neck ..." ; Lemon and Flaco -- "Boriquas"
8: Episode 8
Jul 29, 2005
Preach -- "Cotton"; Sista Queen -- "Try Being A Lady"; Al B. Back -- "Super Negro"; Amanda Diva -- "40 Emcees"; Big Poppa E, "Poem For Castadera Antoine McGee"; Oscar Brown, Jr., "Once Upon A Time"; Steve Connell and Sekou The Misfit -- "America Calls"; Jerry Quickley -- "3-Part Bitter X-girlfriend #167249-B"; Stacy Ann Chin -- "A City In Tragedy"; Brother J of X-Clan -- "Atlan"; Common -- "Be Known"
9: Episode 9
Aug 5, 2005
Suheir Hammad -- "Mike Check"; Perre Shelton -- "Dandelion"; Rives -- "Op-talk"; Otep -- "Dedicated to my enemy"; Heru Ptah -- "Why"; Sharon Olds -- "Self Portrait, Rear View"; Consequence -- "Friend Zone"; Tamara Blue -- "Thick Chicks"; Lemon -- "Poor People"; Jason Carney -- "Our Soldiers"; Black Thought from The Roots -- "Untitled"
10: Episode 10
Aug 12, 2005
Gina Loring -- "You Move Me"; Rock Baby -- "That Sweet That Funk"; Chinaka Hodge -- "Cousin"; Denizen Kane -- "Patriot Act"; Sekou Sundiata -- "Amman"; Kristiana Colon -- "From The Clay"; Jimmy Tran -- "Mediocre Penis"; Flaco Navaja -- "Dimple"; Eve Ensler -- "My Father's House" ; Black Ice, Poetri and Shihan -- "We Are Men"
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