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On June 27, 2006, Oakland, Ca. indie True Vibe Records released "Paradise Presents: Jazz Funk Hip HoPoetry" nationwide. Produced by composer/musician Bill Jackson in collaboration with Bay Area slam poetry icon Richard Moore BKA (better known as) Paradise, these two artists team up to introduce a new hybrid of Spoken Word/Rap. "Jazz Funk Hip HoPoetry" represents the shape of all great spoken word music to come.

The genesis of "Jazz Funk Hip HoPoetry" was Bill Jackson's pilgrimage to Senegal's Goree Island (a United Nations historical site). Visiting the holding pens for African captives during the slave trade there brought on a "spiritual awakening," which inspired him to produce this album.

Bill Jackson

Paradise, a Xavier University English/Creative Writing major (he was admitted on an athletic scholarship to play basketball--he also played professional basketball in Argentina) and well-known Bay Area author and prolific poet laureate, has been an active proponent of the Slam Poetry performance art movement.

He is credited with organizing the Bay Area Black Poetry Movement with the Afrometropolitan Poetry Series; producing the Best in The West Grand Slam Poetry Contest and the World's First Poetry and Poetry Film Festival at the Parkway Theater in Oakland and he helped organize Slam Poetry Workshops at the Famous Poets Convention in Orlando, Florida, Reno, Nevada, 2004 - 2005, and he is a former member of the 2001 Berkeley Slam Team.

Paradise Presents Jazz-Funk-Hip-HoPoetry, has a striking, energetic presence. This CD is a mesmerizing mix of socially positive, poetic words, percussion rhythms and Jazz/Funk/Hip Hop arrangements-collectively providing the intoxicating power of wordplay set to music.

JazzFunk HipHoPoetry CD

To visit Paradise's website and order the Jazz-Funk-Hip-HoPoetry CD, click  "JazzFunkHipHoPoetry"