|The Ill List DVD Vol1 - Review|
|Written by Robert ID1002|
|Monday, 14 March 2005 05:54|
Ill List Vol. 1 DVD
The Spoken Word is a rapidly growing format in hip-hop culture. Originally an underground art form, the DVD titled The Ill List Vol.1 from WordGroove Studios; is helping to bring this art form of hip-hop to the main stage. Like ‘good’ rap but with out a beat, the artist perform acapella.
Most ‘rap’ artist today are carried by the beat that accompanies their spit, but in spoken word, the poetry, flow and the delivery is what matters.
The Ill List vol.1 DVD gives a unique insight to spoken word ‘battles’ and it is a very enjoyable look.
The emotion that is present in this DVD ranges from political to race issues to personal issues. And each artist has their own delivery and emotion which makes this a unique event.
Race is not a factor, as in the way of true hip-hop, every culture is represented. The unique mix of artist offer many thought provoking issues and some even touch you so hard with their emotion that you can feel their pain , their joy, their words as they penetrate your thoughts.
Edited in a fashion that you have an all around look at each performer and their facial emotion speaks volumes of the words they speak.
Being able to see all three rounds of this competition shows the stronger and the weaker aspects of each artist’s presentation. But really there are no losers here because the line up of artist all contribute and all are enjoyed in this exceptional presentation of the spoken word.
The Ill List Vol.1 DVD is the first in a series of DVD’s planned by WordGroove Studios. The next installment in this series Ill List Vol.2 DVD is scheduled for a spring release of 05, so watch for it to.
The Vol.1 DVD was taped in 2003 in Medesto Calif., Vol.2 was recorded in December of 2004 also in Medesto California.
If you like poetry or you are familiar with the spoken word you will want to get this DVD. If you are not aware of the spoken word and how it can move you in so many ways, this would be a great introduction to this part of hip-hop culture.
This DVD is highly recommended,. Please check out the web site of WordGroove Studios HERE for more information and ordering instructions.
This was a great DVD and I am glad to see that this is a series into the area of the spoken word. Knowledge is power and this is a powerful DVD, if you let your mind soak up all that is offered. This is a highly recommended and appreciated release.