Def Poetry Jam is a serie produced by Russell Simmons and hosted by Mos Def,
where poets recite their own original material.
It's a spin-off from Def Comedy Jam.
Sometimes actors, musicians or comedians take the stage.
As you see here the talented Erykah Badu with 'Friends, Fans and Artists Must Meet'.
The second clip is comedian Dave Chapelle with 'The Corner Store'.