FidStyle Friday is still in Brooklyn (US), and Fid Q hosts Toni Blackman this time around. On the review of her latest book, Inner-Course — A Plea for Real Love, the Editor of Step into a World, Kevin Powell, says, “Toni Blackman is a poet, MC, oral historian, and truth-teller. Just as Langston Hughes and the Beat writers embraced jazz as a way to frame their pursuit of higher truths, Blackman grabs the mic literally as if life depended on it, carving for herself a space where words are sacred, and where her literary objectives soar.”
She is hip-hop, famously known for the irresistible and contagious energy of her performances. She’s all heart, all rhythm, all song, all power, a one-woman revolution of poetry and microphone. Her resume includes performances with Erykah Badu, Mos Def, The Roots, Wu Tang, etc.
Moreover, Toni is the founder of The Freestyle Union. So it’s only right she blesses FidStyle Friday with some knowledge and lines off the dome; how it’s supposed to be…
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Special thanks to Lisa Russell of Governess Films — an Emmy Award Winning Film Maker — for helping out capturing these special moments. Again.