Legacy: The Cure for Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word (Volume Three) is the third and final book of the "Cure for Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word" trilogy in which the author, DeJuan Cuffee (Sultan), continues to alter the poetic landscape as we know it. Once again setting the bar high with each poem in this anthology, the author continues to take you on a fascinating journey in which you will get his unique and eloquently stated perspectives on social issues such as racism and politics, themes on love, sex, and romance, well thought out pieces on Black culture and consciousness, as well as everyday life experiences. Other enjoyable reads throughout the book include cautionary tales filled with dramatic storytelling stanzas, pieces on the author's love for his family, music, and sports, or timely inspirational quotes of hope, and reflective passages providing valuable lessons, all delivered with passion and hip-hop inspired lyricism throughout.
Beyond an Era: The Cure for Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word (Volume Two) is the second of a three-book trilogy in which the author, DeJuan (Sultan), continues to alter the poetic landscape as we know it. Once again setting the bar high with each poem in this anthology, the author continues to take you on a magical journey in which you’ll get his unique and eloquently stated perspectives on life. There are plenty of highlights to choose from in this book, whether its DeJuan proudly expressing his love and joy for his beautiful daughter, or the very poem he read to his lovely bride at their wedding, the sheer suspense or comedy of his storytelling stanzas with life lessons throughout, or his hip-hop inspired lyricism, from his protest poetry (informative passages revealing the treacheries of institutional racism), to a conscious voice speaking directly to the Black community. His poems give the reader insight into the hard truths and beauty of the Black experience in America; but more than that, his imagination and words confidently take you beyond that, blazing a trail where anything is possible, yet all along paying homage to his maker (God). With its message of hope, Beyond an Era is a collection of poems that will both entertain and enlighten the reader, taking you through a series of emotions, all along merely scratching the surface of what lies beneath. Enjoy the ride.
Words for the Soul: The Cure for Poetry, Hip-Hop, and Spoken Word (Volume One) is the first of a three book trilogy which describes the author’s definition of beauty. In Words for the Soul, the author takes you on journeys which range from love and fiery passion, a land of dreams and fantasy, to the dark, dreary, and at times tragic aspects of society. Various themes include social issues such as racism, poverty, politics, romance, love, sex, music, conspiracy theories, battle rhyming, Black culture, everyday life experiences, crime stories, and inspirational quotes. Words for the Soul is an assortment of poems that form an anthology the likes of which have never been seen before.
April 27, 2017
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Words for The Soul is a lustrous insight into the mind of one of the most ingenious poets on the planet. I’ve been vibing and reading Dejuan work close to a decade now. His wordplay is so dope like he’s a mad scientist cooking up experiments for the word to sample. One of my favorite lines from the book was “I write like my own therapist, just a couple more lines and I’ll take care of this, sniff the details as I finger f. the narrative”
Dejuan was g in this book. He once quoted “I write like my birth was God’s revenge”
I was like ooouu. That line is sick. The brother broke down all his alter egos after taking you to another dimension. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde couldn’t even hold a candle to his sick and twisted brain. This book will encourage you to strive for greatness, make you remember we all have a past, intimacy, and push poetry back to the front line of battle. Better be ready for war and love with this one.
February 17, 2018
The Poet Laureate of the 70's Babies: Sultan
His name alone authentically encapsulates everything about his poetic talents. This brother's writing techniques elevates him to being an elite wordsmith of the Hip Hop Golden era.
His art reflects his profound and insightful perspective on Hip-Hop and "Conscious" socio-political issues which affect the Black Community. Forget about the commercial and fabricated hip-hop that you hear on the airwaves because his poems can quickly become someone's lyrics. Yes, you may want to contact him if you want to take your lyrical game to another level. This brother can easily transform into a nationally acclaimed ghostwriter because his poetry is timeless and he consistently crafts masterpiece after masterpiece.
Allow me to introduce you to the Sultan...