Tom Jones: Rap Is Like Poetry

Welsh crooner TOM JONES is a huge fan of hip-hop, which he compares to poetry.

The 63-year-old IT'S NOT UNUSUAL singer is open to all types of music.

He says, "I listen to a lot of newer people - people like NELLY and USHER.

"The thing about rap is they make those words up as they go along. That's clever - like EMINEM. They have these word fights. They get up and they start to rattle one another.

"It's like poetry. It's making up poetry on the spot with a beat. The only musical part of it is the beat."

09/11/2003 21:16

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Tags: Tom Jones - Nelly - Usher - Eminem

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