Jill Scott: Nothing is for Nothing on Def Jam Poetry

Guess what I discovered while watching poetry videos in the hopes that they would help me prepare for performing spoken word  at the “Voice’s from the Block” book launching party? Whew! I could barely get that shameless plug out in one breath. Anyway, I stumbled across this throwback video of the multi-talented superstar Jill Scott! I have to say, it makes me feel better about my performance anxiety when I see that one of the greats used a ‘cheat sheet’ to deliver her poem. It just goes to show, we’ve all got to start somewhere. I hope you enjoy it!

WARNING: This poem is just a tad bit explicit. It’s not vulgar, but I still feel that I should give you a heads up.

I like how she made sure to engage the audience and finished strong. Got any delivery tips for me? Let me know in the comments below!


3 thoughts on “Jill Scott: Nothing is for Nothing on Def Jam Poetry

    • Thanks Luanne, I hope to have a great time! Especially once my performance is behind me: I HATE talking in front of large groups of people. But, sometimes you just gotta push yourself to do something out of your comfort zone 🙂


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