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Scroobius Pip Speaks On Spoken Word, Socks, Caps and Collaborations At Hull Uni (6/6)
By Michelle Dee
(1/6), (2/6), (3/6), (4/6), (5/6), (6/6).

Who are you going to collaborate with next?

Who knows, who knows. I'm working on the next album and we've got a load of people we'd like to work with, people like Peter and the Pirates... we were working on a track with Adele but she's obviously ridiculously busy being number one on iTunes in America at the moment and everything generally going crazy so whether that will come about or not who knows?

There's a poet called PolarBear that we'd love to work with on the next album.
The guy who's signed us in America Sage Francis (Strange Famous) has been a huge influence on me as a writer in general so I'd love to get a collaboration in there.

There's a poet called Excentral Tempest, a girl, absolutely amazing she's a young girl, and you meet her and she's this tiny little girl and just her lyrics just so insightful, intense and intelligently written, it's just amazing to see her. I'd really love to work with her at some point as well.
What did you do for National Poetry Day did you celebrate it?

I think I was on tour, yeah I had a show with Dan but I made sure there was a spoken word piece in the set. I did a blog with a list of my favourite poets or that might have been the previous year.

Well I think that's it we're just about done.

Is that your lot? Thank you very much.
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