Amir Sulaiman – Poetry In Rhythm

Contributed by AdamBernard:

Great athletes oftentimes have their actions described as poetry in motion. A fitting description for emcee Amir Sulaiman’s work might be poetry in rhythm as he’s been creating his own unique brand of Hip-Hop since 1996. He debuted with the a capella album Cornerstore Folklore in 2001, following it up with Dead Man Walking, Broad Daylight and the just released Like A Thief In The Night. He’s appeared on Def Poetry Jam twice, once in 2004 and again in 2005, and was on the Breed Love Odyssey Tour last year with , , and K-Naan. This week I caught up with Amir to talk about the development of his style, how his Muslim faith plays a role in his work, and what type of rappers he feels are a waste of time. For the full interview, visit

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