Welcome to another #TrackTuesday here on OTDHipHop blog!
I truly appreciate all the support, big mahalos to the ARTISTS and the SUPPORTERS.
This week I got a different type of track tuesday review, because today’s piece is a spoken word poem by Jeronimo Speaks. This is the FIRST spoken word submission on OTDHipHop! So I’m hella excited to share this with yall.
Jeronimo Speaks, a poet from the south side of Chicago, submitted a video of his poem “Jitters,” in front of a live audience. After viewing and listening to “Jitters,” I am 100% impressed by this poet’s delivery and crowd control, especially with “word trains” that could go on and on. You’ll see what I’m saying in the video when he’s on his “P’s & Q’s.” The poem itself is a strong body of work, with boldness and power from beginning to end. Spoken Word is different from rap performances, because the setting is usually quieter and more intimate. You get to really feel the poet’s tone, voice, etc.
In my opinion, “Jitters” is a poem of liberation geared towards the youth of this generation. Jeronimo commands the crowd with his bold voice starting off with “This is the intro to the outro.” He goes off into topics and clever word play, using similes and hyperboles but keeps a constant message of “rising above circumstances.” My favorite line is “I aint trynna be a centaur, Im trynna be a centurion,” because that’s just plain clever. Who knows? I might do a reaction video to this, SHEESH! …Lol.
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