Scroobius Pip Poetry

One half of Essex based hip hop duo Dan le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip, David Meads has redefined British hip-hop with his spoken word reformation of the genre alongside Daniel Stephens’ eclectic electronic backing instrumentals. Now the summation of a work that began in 2008, Meads is releasing a book of his poetry titled ‘Poetry in (e)motion’:

“It’s just another reason for me to just be stupidly excited at the moment. I’d been asked a few times if I would release a book of poetry and I never really read a lot of poetry; I like to watch it be performed live, I like to hear the writer perform it. So I decided that for me to release a book of poetry would be kind of arrogant, like ‘I don’t read poetry but you should read mine.’ But the thought of that made me question why I didn’t read poetry as a youngster, so I came up with the idea of putting together a graphic novel of poems.

“I used MySpace and it’s all from fans and the public. I got artists from all over the world to submit pictures of each poem and turn it into a comic strip almost. The work that came in was amazing and I half expected the standard to be quite average [laughs]. I then took it to Titan Books who put out The Watchman comic books and all sorts of amazing stuff. They saw the standard and loved it and that’s coming out on Titan now; which is a huge testament to the quality put out there”.

Scroobius Pip who takes his name from a misspelling of the nonsense poem by Edward Lear initially used spoken word to overcome a speech impediment and is now regarded by many as one of the greatest creative minds in terms of British lyricism. Following the recent release of ‘Logic of Chance’ on March 15th this is yet more reason to be excited about this British artist.

Scroobius Pip will be signing Poetry in (e)motion at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2 H 8JR on Wednesday 24th March 6 – 7pm

Poetry in (e)motion will be released on Friday

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