Thursday, January 23, 2014

Kate Tempest

Outside of coming up with formulaic Haikus for school and writing birthday card rhymes for friends I’ve never been all that interested in poetry, but when I heard about Kate Tempest my curiosity piqued. Tempest is a young rapper/poet who just wrapped Brand New Ancients in Brooklyn. Her words are magical. And her M.O. is seeing the magic in the day-to-day commonplace stuff of culture. Even online tidbits reveal that Tempest is a unique and genius storyteller. And as she says, “When it works, it really works.”

Check out the Brand New Ancients trailer here, an article in the Times about Tempest here and her interview with Charlie Rose here.


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