Tag Archive: Spoken Word

Music by Dan Digs: “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin Bey’s “Desiderata”)

  Heard Yasiin Bey‘s recent recital of Max Ehrmann’s 1927 poem “Desiderata” and thought I’d add some beats, bleeps, strings, and flutes.       Dan Digs – “Go Placidly” (Samples Mos Def/Yasiin… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Kormac ft Irvine Welsh – “Another Screen” (Official Video)

  On “Another Screen,” Dublin’s Kormac partners with legendary Scottish writer and author of Trainspotting, Irvine Welsh.   The result is a spoken word piece, underpinned with a¬†jovial, strumming, strolling beat from Kormac,… Continue reading

Real Lies – “North Circular” (Official Video)

  “All I can say is that I know where I belong…”   So the obvious comparison here is the Streets’ “Weak Become Heroes,” minus Mike Skinner’s chirpy¬†Brum brogue of course, and while… Continue reading

Xolisa – “Be Felt” (Official Video)

While. I’m Not. Always. In. The Mood For. Spoken. Word. Poetry, this is pretty good. Superb soul-jazz beats and bass with a voice and flow that recalls a younger, laid-back Ursula Rucker.  … Continue reading