Ursula Rucker Documentary to Premiere at Urbanworld Film Fest

I must admit that poetry has always made me feel uncomfortable. Maybe it has to do with the lack of singing and the over-expression of emotion that sometimes occurs...often with the presence of a bongo or two. Despite all of this, there really is something so special and unique and inexplicable about Ursula Rucker. From the moment she emerged from an opus of hip hop beats to create her own realm on the last labeled track of The Roots' Do You Want More?!!!??! album she has been a force to be reckoned with. Luckily, the folks at Reel Black have a thirty-minute documentary about Ursula that will be premiering at the 2008 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City taking place from September 10-13. In the trailer below, ?uestlove, Saul Williams and Sonia Sanchez all wax poetic (pun intended) about this amazing "supa sista." If by any chance you are not familiar with Ms. Rucker's work, more info about her can be found here.

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  1. I did Ursula and her work with 4Hero as well. That's a talented woman right there. I have no pblm with poetry, but yes the interpretation can be melodramatic depending on who is reciting.