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LIMHoF, DMC & Public Enemy: Young Poets Wanted

Winners Will Receive Copies of the New Music-Based Videogames DJ Hero or Band Hero

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF), Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, and Public Enemy present their first spoken word poetry contest. The contest calls for entrants to

  • write a long poem about their home on Long Island,
  • download an original music track, composed by DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy), and
  • submit a recording of their performance of the spoken word reading set to the 3-minute music track.

The deadline for entries is April 30, 2010.

DMC and Chuck D (Public Enemy) will judge the finalists in three categories:

  • grades 1-6,
  • grades 7-9,
  • grades 10-12.

Winners will receive their choice of Band Hero or DJ Hero (age permitting). Full details about the contest are available at

http://www.limusichalloffame.org/ed/spokenword/spokenword-1.html. LIMHoF Chair of the Educational Committee Tom Needham said, “We hope that the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Spoken Word/Music Contest will become an annual school event, like the successful Walt Whitman Contest. It is an exciting alternative that encourages students to utilize new technology, and check out modern local creative voices like Chuck D and DMC. It should be a lot of fun.”

DJ Johnny Juice is a DJ, producer and Emmy nominated composer. His work, especially with the first two Public Enemy albums, is part of Hip-Hop history. He has worked as a producer/composer/arranger/musician/engineer/consultant for over two decades, and has produced Award winning and best selling CDs for such Hip-Hop artists as Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, KRS-One, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

D.M.C. was part of the influential hip hop group, RUN DMC from Hollis, in the Queens borough of New York City. Founded by Joseph “DJ Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels, and Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell, the group is arguably the most important and influential act in the history of hip hop. RUN DMC was inducted into LIMHoF in 2006.

PUBLIC ENEMY, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for its politically charged lyrics,
criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Public Enemy number forty-four on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2008 PUBLIC ENEMY was inducted into LIMHoF.

For more information about Band Hero, please visit www.BandHero.com

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Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHOF) is a 501(c)(3) museum and membership organization dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization defines Long Island geographically as Kings, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties. The Hall of Fame sponsors the Long Island Sound Award (LISA), traveling educational exhibits, and a scholarship program. It is also creating a museum home in Port Jefferson where the story of the Island’s musical heritage will be told. For more information about the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, please visit http://limusichalloffame.org/

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2 Responses

  1. nice and cool…
    visit and add my WP guestbook…at:


  2. Here’s an essay about a young poet’s journey through craft and the lessons learned along the way. Please read it at http://wp.me/pC3Xj-dK

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