Illin n' Chillin

Got The Body Blues (Poemsong LISTEN & READ)

Verse 1
Getting older
Breaking down faster
Got the body Blues

Disability speeds up the body clock
Tick tock tick tock can’t stop
Giving me the body Blues

Verse 2
Crack snap pop
Aches & pains
Especially when it rains

Disability speeds up the body clock
Tick tock tick tock can’t stop
Giving me the body Blues

Verse 3
Remedies of yesterdays
Don’t work today
That sucks, I have to say

At night, I’m sore
In the morning, I’m stiff
All day my body is singing the Blues
Better yet it’s hollering the Blues


DJ in New Zealand, Mahz Mokz, Reaching Out (Listen to his song, Chairmen,)

Krip-Hop Nation, (KHN) – We just met over Facebook and you are from Auckland City, New Zealand. Tell us why did you reach out to Krip-Hop Nation and what do you do in your home town?

Mahz: Firstly I want to thank you and the KHN for this opportunity I didn’t expect this at all and pretty humbled to be interviewed by you and think what you and others do for KHN and disability community Worldwide is awesome.

A Rose Is Still A Rose: Adeke Rose Shares Her Poetic/Political Roots

Krip-Hop Nation (KHN): Adeke Rose, tell us your history writing poetry and how do you connect your poetry to your identities?

Are We Talking The Same Talk After All of These Years? Interrupting The Conversation on Race & Disability


Even today when I read about race & disability most of the time it starts out as a problem and links to the “negative side” like poverty, lack of….. and so on.  Yes we need to talk about the above but should we continue to start the conversation always the same way?

Krip-Hop Nation @ University of Washington May 10th & 11th 2013

The ASUW Student Disability Commission and the D Center at the University of Washington presents "Broken Bodies, Brainwash Ph.Ds. PBP: Police Brutality Profiling".

The event is FREE and open to the community. No identification of any kind is needed to attend.

Being A Black Disabled Poet (Listen to my poem, Infectious Beat)

To be a black poet with a severe disability is to speak from the margins of the dominant culture. You have the responsibility to be your own griot and sing your history and life experiences because no one else are going to do it for you. No one else will have your perspective of how to see the world and will have the words to make people see what you see. With out your poetic art people will be led by their own assumptions and will try to define your blackness and disability in ways that you will not want them to.


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