(From Nottingham Evening Post)
Rap music is more commonly associated with the streets of New York than a Nottingham poetry competition.
Your view Can you do better than the rapping poets? Let us know But a city group is giving members a chance to express themselves in a style not a million miles away from P Diddy and Eminem.
Blackdrop Nottingham says its work is poetry for a modern audience, which its members say is close to rap.
But it is not music, more an expression of thoughts and feelings.
The group meets regularly to have slams, which are lyrical competitions, like the famous contest from hit Eminem movie 8 Mile.