Urbanlivez.com, underground hip hop poetry forum is looking for poets, rappers and lyricists.Atlanta, GA, July 20, 2004 — The Urbanlivez.com online urban poetry community has jumped on to the band wagon of the popular hip-hop, rap battle forum trend. But with a twist. The community is beginning a moderated Poetry Slam Battle Forum. Bookforum
This hip-hop battle forum is unique from typical rap web communities because of the use of threaded Slam topics. The Topical Slam threads allow the authors and competitors think critically, and express their feelings on relevant and pressing issues of current interest.At any given time, there will be three open Slam Topics. The topics will range from issues of politics, love, nature, evolution, and many more. In the current, often hostile, environment of Hip-Hop rap forums “This forum was created to provide a nuetral ground for both traditional/urban poets, hip hop lyricists and rappers to just post good poetry and be rewarded for it.”, says urbanlivez.com web site owner March Moieh Eric Konan.The first of it’s kind, this forum will be a unique outlet for Generation X Hip-Hop artists and lyricists, and the younger products of modern rap mass media Generation Ys alike. Like the current stand-up Poetry Slam rules, the forum Topical Slam threads will have rules as well. As an overview, all entries must be less that 50 lines, and each line must be 15 words or less.Once the open topic slam deadlines are reached, the threads are closed. The closed topic entries are then voted on by members of the urbanlivez.com forum community.