Dated Emcees (Kobo eBook)
Long-Awaited first book by the popular poet and playwright. Chinaka Hodge has toured the U.S. both as a touring poet and as a hip-hop artist with her group the Getback. Her poems, editorials, interviews and prose have been featured in Newsweek, San Francisco Magazine, Believer Magazine, PBS, NPR, CNN, C-Span, and in two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry.
Chinaka's plays Mirrors in Every Corner and Chasing Mehserle were very popular on their runs in the Bay Area and represented the search for justice of police killings in Oakland - a subject her poems touch on as well.
Chinaka has appeared twice on Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on HBO and was an associate producer on the related HBO show Brave New Voices, she was the star of Atmopshere's music video for the song "Kanye West," and has written articles for The Believer, McSweeney's "The Panorama," and San Francisco Magazine
Chinaka Hodge performing "Cousin" on Def Jam Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHMH0VQ2IIc
"Barely Audible" on Def Jam Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I78VkopUQug
Music video for "Kanye West", a song by Atmosphere, Chinaka stars in the video as an actress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JrDVPsVbVA
Music video for "Kill a Hipster" by Watsky, Chinaka raps and performs in the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LTLuzkqpZc