Slam, bam, thank you man
Soon after reciting the poem, Charlie’s professor, Lisa Dowling, walked to the front of a wide-eyed classroom and declared: “Ladies and gentleman, Charlie is a slam poet.”
After being encouraged by Dowling to watch the film “Slam,” Scott’s passion for spoken word ignited. The film’s premise involves a young African-American man with a talent and drive for poetry who addresses various socioeconomic issues in an inner city area. Poet, actor and singer Saul Williams portrays Raymond Joshua, the main protagonist of the film. Scott describes the introduction to Williams as a “catalyst” for his plunge into spoken word.