Darius Simpson – “Genocide” (100K Views!)

“The media keeps calling these altercations. I don’t understand why they’re spelling ‘execution’ like that. I’ve never heard ‘slaughter’ pronounced that way.”

Congratulations to Darius Simpson for topping 100,000 views on this heartfelt poem! Watch more videos from Darius here and here.



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Darius Simpson – “Dear 7th Grade Self”


Performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“Dear 7th Grade Self, you are currently one of two Black people in a class of about 80, suffice to say you speak for Black people everywhere now.”

Don’t miss this sensational poem from Darius Simpson, performing at the 2018 Rustbelt Poetry Festival in Detroit, MI.



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Best of 2015 #1: Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley – “Lost Voices”

Darius Scout Countdown Photo

“To tell me you know my pain is to stab yourself in the leg because you saw me get shot. We have two different wounds, and looking at yours does nothing to heal mine.”

Finishing our countdown, here’s the top video on Button from 2015: “Lost Voices” by Darius Simpson & Scout Bostley. Congratulations poets!