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Russell Simmons Wants Chance The Rapper To Host A ‘Def Poetry Jam’ Reboot  

The mogul is in talks with HBO for the show’s new iteration

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By Paula Rogo · July 15, 2017

A Def Poetry Jam reboot is in the works and Russell Simmons is looking to tap Chance the Rapper as the show’s new host.

“Super excited,” Simmons tweeted. “Been in negotiation with Chance The Rapper [SIC] to host Def poetry jam for HBO!”

He added: “Would u guys like to see that? [SIC]”

According to Deadline, the new project will be called All Def Poetry and the potential series is in the works with HBO. The previous iterations of the show were aired on HBO.

Simmons has apparently been in talks with Chance since the Grammys, where the Chicago-native was named Best New Artist.

This is not the first reboot that Simmons is working on: Last year, HBO launched All Def Comedy, a stand-up comedy successor to the popular Def Comedy Jam

Would you watch All Def Poetry?