Poet Laureate is the highest honor that someone who rhymes for a living can achieve. It also happened to be Juvenile’s life long dream.
The United States named its first Poet Laureate in 1937 (although the position was called “Consultant of Poetry” at the time). This honor first went to Joseph Auslander, who is famous for writing the classic “Man from Nantucket” Limerick. Other notable names include Robert Frost, who is some dude I read about back in High School English class that did something in regards to poetry, and William Shatner, most likely for this amazing performance.
But otherwise, most Poet Laureates wrote away in total obscurity.
But that all changed in 1998. [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]Juvenile[/lastfm], hailing from New Orleans and signed to the brilliantly named “Cash Money Records,” would rock the world with a poem so amazing, that most thought it was completely impossible- He managed to write 66 lines of poetry that all rhymed. The Sixty-Septulept was born.
The country was amazed, and Juvenile was immediately nominated and confirmed as Poet Laureate by the United States Congress. At President Clinton‘s request, he penned his next great masterpiece, “Back That Azz Up.”
Jack FM would like to celebrate and honor the most famous Poet Laureate in United States history with the song that turned the world of poetry upside down. The Old Skool Joint of the Week is “Ha” -